Jan. 13 highlights:
- Lerry Alderman, District 6 councilman, was appointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer to Arizona’s Municipal Tax Code Commission before she left office.
- Five police officers received the city’s Above and Beyond Award for recently protecting firefighters from various dangers on scene. They are: Sergeant Haines, Sergeant Meintzer, Officer Yeager, Officer Brundrett and Officer Bittner.
- The Friends of the Globe Public Library, a nonprofit, recently received a $23,000 special grant from United Fund. The grant was used to purchase computers and office equipment.
- Work on the Train Depot will continue with painting and installation of windows. Elevator components are being installed at the Center for the Arts. The downtown projects are anticipated for completion at the beginning of February, and a statehood dedication ceremony for both is set for Feb. 14.
- The public did not make conclusions on which special events the city ought to sponsor at Monday’s public meeting. The public agreed that more information is needed. More discussions will be scheduled on the issue.
- Los Robertos received the city’s Empty to Awesome Award for opening its new location on Ash Street.
- Common Sense Consulting is scheduling community outreach events regarding a new city swimming pool. The public is invited to participate in the community needs survey online.
- The police force will be transitioning to new badges and new black uniforms within the next year or so using their annual uniform allowance.
- Firefighter and medic Allen Mayo, who served 15 years, is retiring. He will be moving into the Globe Police Department as the new evidence technician starting in February.
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Jenn Walker began writing for Globe Miami Times in 2012 and has been a contributor ever since. Her work has also appeared in Submerge Magazine, Sacramento Press, Sacramento News & Review and California Health Report. She currently teaches Honors English at High Desert Middle School and mentors Globe School District’s robotics team.