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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 »

Gila County Supervisor Tommie Cline Martin Selected as Chair of NACo

FRANKLIN COUNTY, OH (July 31, 2017) – Last week, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin was appointed chair of the Public Lands Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties (NACo).  NACo President, Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, of Tarrant County, Texas, announced the appointment at the NACo Annual Conference last week in Franklin County, Ohio.    As chair, Supervisor Martin will be responsible for leading the 82 member Public Lands Steering Committee to formulate NACo policy proposals on matters relating to federally-owned public lands including land management programs, natural resource revenue sharing payments, and payments in lieu of taxes.  She will also lead NACo’s advocacy effort on these proposals before federal agencies and the United States Congress.  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 »

County to receive $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways amid flooding concerns

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)—Gila County responded proactively to flooding concerns related to the Pinal Fire by securing $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways in the Globe-Miami area. “We’re thrilled to not only better prepare our area for the oncoming monsoon season, but also to bring these dollars back to Gila County residents and local contractors,” says Gila County Manager James Menlove. Pending final approval, the County should receive the funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program the week of July 3. Read More »

Barriers arrive in Globe to protect hospital from potential flooding.

GLOBE-  On Thursday of this week, the Arizona Department of Transportation began transporting Jersey Barriers to Globe from Coconino County to help Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. Each piece of barrier is 32” tall, 20’ long, and weighs 4 tons. The City of Globe has requested 40 barriers – 320,000 total pounds of barrier. ADOT is charging just $1 per barrier.  Due to their mass; only 4 can be delivered per truck-load over the 200 mile journey from Coconino to CVRMC. Courtesy Photos Read More »

Flooding concerns prompt City to suspend vacations and reassign staff to clearing washes.

The City of Globe declared a State of Emergency last night during a special meeting held at City Hall.  The declaration allows for more legal and operational latitude by Mayor and Council in managing the very real threat of flooding which the City is facing as a result of the Pinal Fire.  It was announced last night that all scheduled vacations have been suspended and staff are being reassigned to work on the flooding concern.  Read More »

Pinal Fire: After-Fire Mitigation efforts discussed at Community Meeting Tuesday

GILA COUNTY-As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. In an effort to mitigate flood damage several area agencies will be conducting flood abatement projects in the area which will require, in some cases, access to private property. Funding comes from a federal grant along with matching funds from local agencies.  In order to perform work on private property a “Right of Entry for Flood Mitigation” form will be available at the community meeting on Tuesday and residents are encouraged to sign off at that time. The form will allow City of Globe, Gila County and its contractors to enter private property and complete mitigation work which will begin immediately. In addition, residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down vegetation, excess waste, or any other items that could potentially block a waterway. As a result of the Pinal Fire, some areas may see an increased amount of water flow from the burned area. Residents are encouraged to remove any debris from waterways, culverts, or drainage ditches on their property, for example: dead and down ... Read More »

WIFA Announces $3 Million Loan Closing for City of Globe

PHOENIX (June 13, 2017) – The City of Globe continues to take measures to ensure safe, reliable drinking water for its citizens. The Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA) announced today that it has closed a $3 million loan for the City of Globe to repair and upgrade its aging drinking water system. This new loan continues the WIFA funding provided in 2014 to support the City’s efforts to rehabilitate and improve its drinking water distribution infrastructure. Utilizing the financial assistance provided by WIFA, Globe will replace waterlines in the Arlington, downtown and northeast areas of the City. Other drinking water infrastructure to be upgraded with these funds includes water meters for commercial establishments, a booster pump and a well. The City’s drinking water service area includes approximately 7,500 people. “Updated efficient water infrastructure is essential to safeguarding the well-being of Arizona families and building Arizona’s sustainable water future,” said WIFA Executive Director, Trish Incognito. “We are working closely with the City of Globe and other municipalities around the state to invest in important water and wastewater projects that will protect the environment and keep Arizona communities healthy and livable.” After evaluating Globe’s financial situation and the ability of ... Read More »

June Pet Adoption Fairs Announced in Miami and Payson

GLOBE, AZ (June 6, 2017) — In response to popular demand, Gila County Animal Care & Control will be hosting two June pet adoption fairs, offering several dogs and cats in its vibrantly decorated mobile adoption trailer. Read More »

James Menlove accepts position of Gila County Manager

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)— James Menlove has accepted the position of Gila County Manager. Since October 2016, Menlove has served as Gila County’s Finance Director. “I am excited at the prospect of serving as County Manager and am humbled by the outpouring of support from the staff,” says Menlove. Menlove impressed the hiring committee and Board of Supervisors with his ideas about long-term financial planning as part of a sound strategic plan and his commitment to improving County policies. “James’ years of finance experience and proven leadership make him an excellent choice for the future of Gila County,” says outgoing County Manager John Nelson. Read More »