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STEMFest/Arbor Day Celebration to be held at Community College

Gila County- The 6th Annual Globe-Miami STEMFest is right around the corner on Saturday,  April 22 from 10-2. Sponsored by the Gila County Superintendent’s Office, STEMFest is a free family event featuring hands-on activities that celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Read More »

Warning to Globe utility customers paying online

Globe recently discovered that a third-party on-line bill pay website which is designed to look like it is affiliated with the city  has been collecting payments from local citizens who pay their bills online. The company, DOXO.com charges a fee and has created issues of late-pay notices despite customers paying Doxo on time.   It should be noted that, while third-party sites are legal, not all third-party sites are equal. And this one is causing problems in the Globe area.  DOXO.com is based in California and is able to reach Globe customers who search for online bill pay in the area because their Google listing is the first one that shows up on a google search. Local residents think they are going to Globe’s bill pay site when they are actually going to DOXO. Linda Oddonetto, Executive Assistant to Globe’s city manager, said the City was just made aware of the fact recently when they had to resolve an issue for a customer who had paid through Doxo and yet their account was tagged as delinquent.   The City is now trying to get the word out to customers about this issue.   Please note: The City of Globe does offer an online payment system ... Read More »

Six Applicants Being Considered for Arizona Court of Appeals

PHOENIX- The public is asked for comments on six applicants for an opening on Division II of the Arizona Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Joseph W. Howard.  The applicants are: ·         Laura A. Cardinal ·         Jason R. Holmberg ·         Karl C. Eppich ·         Christopher J. O’Neil ·         Gary W. Griffith ·         Timothy M. Wright Their applications can be viewed online at http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on May 1, 2017. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712.  Citizens may address the commission on that day or send written comments to 1501 W. Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ, 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov.  Comments must be received by April 25th to be considered.  Anonymous comments cannot be considered. At the May 1st meeting, the commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on May 30th. After the interviews the commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new judge. Division Two of the Court ... 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 »

ADOT plans 25- mile detour on San Carlos beginning April 5

SAN CARLOS- Plan for 25-mile detour while work is underway The first phase of a project to improve safety and traffic flow on the San Carlos Apache Reservation will require a full closure of BIA 6 at US 70 beginning Wednesday, April 5, and continuing approximately four weeks. A 25-mile detour will be in place while the intersection is closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through early May. Drivers should use US 70 east to BIA 170, and then north approximately four miles to reconnect with westbound BIA 6 (see detour map below). 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 »

Nurd Berger owner cited for violating city sign code

Mayor wants Nurd Berger grandfathered in after codes are fixed Whether a sign or a mural or whether one supports or despises the new artwork on the side of the popular Nurd Berger Café, its appearance soon after the death of actress Carrie Fisher in December has raised questions about what is acceptable to the community and to Globe city code. Nurd Berger, which is just north of Hwy. 60 on Hill Street in Globe, has a bit of a cult following with its grilled sandwiches, coffee, gaming and occasional live music. The tiny restaurant is crammed with high school students, out-of-towners and regulars from lunch to dinner time. Two years ago, Taylor Harrison bought the building, which was a rundown flower shop, as well as the house directly behind it. Most of the money he makes at the café goes into restoring the historical house – built in 1905 – on the property, he said. He learned two things after the artists began work on the mural. The first was that he may need a city permit to paint the sign or mural, and the second was that his property was located in the historical preservation district. “I didn’t ... Read More »

City of Globe looking for advisory committee members

Public Service Announcement The City of Globe is currently recruiting city residents to apply to serve on several City advisory groups.  The groups include:  Planning & Zoning, the Library Committee, Parks & Recreation, the Tree Committee, the Water Advisory Committee and the Public Safety Committee. Serving the community in this role is a great way to raise awareness and support important community issues.  Residents may serve on only one board, commission or committee at a time.  Please call Shelly Salazar, City Clerk, at 425-7146 if you have any questions.  Applications are available at Globe City Hall, we look forward to having you join. Read More »

Community members gear up for new grant to fight drug abuse

Concerned citizens can be the most powerful force for a community in need of change, and a diverse group of such people from Globe gathered at the Chamber of Commerce on Monday to learn about a tool to combat drug abuse. The Drug Free Community Support program presentation was organized by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and moderated by Manuel Medina, Ph.D. The meeting was the first step in a process that will result in an application for a five-year grant to educate the public and prevent drug abuse in the community. The grant, which comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a federal grant, is due in March, so the local coalition will spend the rest of 2017 preparing and planning for implementation before applying in 2018. The group that met Monday consisted of local leaders, city and county administrators, high school students and elected officials. Under the direction of Medina, the group discussed issues that affect the Globe Miami communities. Although numerous issues bobbed to the surface during discussion, there were several that stood out as the most serious to the majority of the group. Those issues include substance abuse, teen pregnancy, ... Read More »

Gila County Employees Recognized

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)— Gila County recognized 87 employees during its annual service awards presentation at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. “We’re grateful to these employees for their commitment to Gila County and proud of the way it reflects on the County as an employer,” says Shelley McPherson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Gila County Human Resources Director. Read More »