Home » Author Archives: Al Gameros

Author Archives: Al Gameros

Globe Mayors’ Report for August

Globe,AZ_ The Haunted Jail Construction has begun this week for the haunted house event that will run from September 28th until October 31st. The old 1910 jail on Oak Street will be used at the entry way and then will extend into the alley way behind the Center For The Arts. The alley way will remain closed for the entire time. Rural Policy Forum Some Council and staff attended the Rural Policy Forum that was held in Safford on August 9th through 11th. There were various presentations on similar issues that affect rural cities throughout Arizona. All rural cities need to think of regionalism and collaboration as we work at elevating our communities to the next level. We are currently working on a branding and a marketing study for our city. Read More »

Globe Mayor’s Report announces major ‘Haunted House’ event to town this fall and major grant award for 1st ever Community on The Arts program.

MAYOR’S REPORT – JULY Adoption of Final Budget 2017-2018 On July 11th, the final budget was adopted for fiscal year 2017-18 in the amount of $21,590,488.00.  The goals identified for the upcoming year are public safety, roads, WIFA funding, blight, housing, regionalism, and tourism Arizona Creative Community Grant The City of Globe has been chosen as one of nine cities in Arizona to participate in the inaugural Arizona Community on The Arts program.  This is a 12 month program sponsored by the ASU Herberger Institute to explore the many ways that Arizona creativity can be put to work for a positive community impact.  This program includes four weekends of intensive training sessions, statewide networking, and consulting opportunities, and a 20K investment in our community.  Once a project is determined for our city, an artist will be assigned to serve a residency in collaboration with our team to complete the project.  Our team members include Paul Tunis, Director of The Center for the Arts, Tiera Guerena, student at ASU studying non-profit management, Linda Oddonetto, Executive Assistant with the City of Globe, and Mayor Al Gameros. Read More »

Pinal Fire, Community Investment Grant and Groundbreaking tops Mayor’s Report for June

Post Pinal Flooding Preparation Special Meeting A special meeting was held on June 22nd  to sign an Emergency Disaster Declaration and to enter into an IGA with Gila County regarding a Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Grant.  This collaborative Federal grant is to assist in flood mitigation to clean out the creeks in the county and city before monsoon rains to help prevent flooding.  The City Public Works department has already begun some cleanout and those workers have been working hard these past weeks through the hottest days of the year.  Read More »

Bed Tax, Mayors Marketing Task Force report to city.

April was another lengthy agenda for both meetings.  There were many important topics up for discussion.  I want to thank all of our staff for their summary reports in preparation of the meeting agenda packets.  These reports are extremely important to help Council fully understand each subject so that we are able to make good decisions for the future.  Here are a few of highlights: WIFA Loan On April 12th, city staff attended a meeting in Phoenix to make a presentation to the WIFA Board.  The City of Globe was successful and was awarded a 3 million dollar loan with a forgivable of 750K for future water infrastructure projects for the next two years.  I want to thank staff for all their hard work to secure this loan which is vital for the future of our city’s infrastructure. Read More »

Globe and Miami to host first joint council meeting in May

GLOBE –MAYOR’S REPORT – MARCH During the meeting held on March 14th, the Council approved the following items.  A preliminary plot review plan for a nine lot housing development was approved to move forward to the next step.  This new project is located on East Thornwood and the contractor is Mountain Retreat Builders Development.  New housing in our community is a top priority as discussed in our Council Retreat.  The Council approved the installation of barbecue grilles, a security system, and more signage at the Old Dominion Mine Park provided by outside funding and will be installed by volunteers.  During the March 28th meeting, a moment of silence was held for former employee, Firefighter Steve Arthur.  The date was announced for the first joint Council meeting between Miami and Globe.  The meeting is set for May 18th, at 6:00 pm in the Inspiration Room at Bullion Plaza.  This is an open public meeting if you wish to attend.  A Proclamation was read proclaiming April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month”.  Members of the Catholic Daughters of America were present to accept the certificate.  There were presentations on Arlington Tank and Sign Code modifications and re-alignment.  Council approved to write off $12,000.00 ... Read More »

Globe Mayor Al Gameros gives monthly update

I want to share some highlights from our February meetings. Our staff was given direction to arrange a joint Council meeting with the Town of Miami. There are several common issues in our communities that we would benefit from by discussing jointly. The Globe Police Department entered an IGA with Gila County to participate in the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force. Discussion was held on projects to be submitted for the Freeport-McMoRan Community Investment Grant. A power point presentation by Bruce Brinkley, from the Old Dominion Park, showed the many projects completed and future proposals for the park. Read More »