Wastewater filter, zoning map change before city council members

March 4, 2019 GMT

BULLHEAD CITY — The Bullhead City Council will discuss and possibly approve a major purchase for its Section 10 Wastewater Treatment Plant when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council Chamber, 1255 Marina Blvd.

The AquaDisk Filter replaces four tertiary filters described as “old, outdated and starting to fail,” wrote Angie Johnson, the city’s interim public works director, in her report to the council.

“Failure of these filters would put the city out of compliance with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations,” she also noted. “We currently have an AquaDisk Filter, and the purchase would standardize our equipment, and all parts would be interchangeable.”


Cost would be $507,340 for the equipment from Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc., in Loves Park, Illinois.

Money to design and install the filter would come from the 2019-2020 budget.

Colorado River development project

Also slated for discussion and possible action is a requested zoning map change that would allow resident-multiple family uses along a nearly 4,000-feet-long strip of land along the Colorado River.

The approximately 52-acre site, north of Malow’s and across from Home Depot, also would be the site of significant commercial and retail development closer to Highway 95. This would require it be rezoned for general commercial uses.

The goal of owner Don Laughlin is to create 288 luxury condominiums with riverfront views. Four-story structures would have parking below ground. Also planned are two private docks.

Planning and Zoning commissioners referred the request to the council during their February meeting.

Other agenda items include:

Considering allowing purchase (and subsequent reimbursement) for a vehicle to be used by Bullhead City Police officers in the Mohave Area General Narcotic Enforcement Team, for up to $42,500. The 2019 Dodge Durango four-wheel drive would come from Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram in Avondale, which has a contract with the state. It has been upfitted. Weighing a change to Bullhead City Municipal Code to allow changeable message signs at locations zoned as Public Lands. The affected city code would be Section 17.42.075. Planning and Zoning commissioners forwarded the proposal to the council last month. Possibly buying a bull sculpture from the owners of Jenner’s Home Furnishings for $2,500. Jenner’s is going out of business and the bull is a well-known store feature. It would be named after the city’s mascot, Bravo the Bull.