POLICE CHIEF APPLICANTS
There were eighteen applications received for the position of Police Chief. The applications were reviewed by a committee to check for minimum qualifications and eight individuals were then invited to participate in the first round of interviews that were conducted by phone. Four of those applicants then advanced to the next level of interviews that were conducted on June 28th in front of the city council. Police staff were also able to meet and ask questions to the applicants. The public were then able to meet and greet and ask questions to the applicants moderated by Judge Pearlman. The process is ongoing with the hope to announce the new Police Chief by the end of July. We ask the public to continue to be patient with this very important process.
IGNITE BRANDING UPDATE
On June 13th, a meeting was held to update the stakeholders on the
new branding design for the city. Liz Noland from Ignite Branding and
Marketing made the presentation and future timelines. We are getting
close to finalizing this project as we move forward with our branding
and marketing plan for the future.
SAFE HOUSE BRUNCH
A fundraising brunch was held at the Dream Manor for the new Safe
House that will soon open. There was a great turnout for the event.
The new Safe House will be called the Alderman House in honor of
current Councilman Lerry Alderman for his dedication to this project.
COBRE VALLEY TRANSIT
The City Council again approved to enter into an Intergovernmental
agreement with the Town of Miami as partners with the Cobre Valley
Transit program. With this IGA, the city agrees to pay $73,000.00
as their portion for the annual operations. This program is funded by
the Town of Miami, Gila County, City of Globe, and ADOT that
provides $500,000.00 in funding annually. The Town of Miami is
responsible for the administration of the program.
The tentative budget was adopted for FY 2018-2019 in the amount of
$22,572,055.00 to comply with the timelines as required by law to
adopt the final budget.
WATER/WASTEWATER RATE INCREASE
The Council approved and gave direction to staff to implement a
schedule for future Water/Wastewater rate increases of up to 2.5% per
year over the next 5 years. These increases are necessary for the city to
maintain their 1.2 ratio to continue to be eligible for future WIFA loans.
There will be public hearings scheduled in the next couple of months
prior to any rate increases to educate the public for the increases.
BLOOD DRIVES IN GLOBE
There will be two Blood Drives in Globe held by the American Red
Cross. On July 17th, the Globe Elks will sponsor a drive at their building
on Maple Street from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. On July 24th, The Globe
Christian Church on South Broad Street will sponsor a blood drive from
10:00 am to 4 pm. Please consider to donate as there is a continued
shortage of blood needed to help save lives.
I again invite our residents to attend our council meetings so that you are informed with the many different topics being discussed. Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month starting at 6 pm. Your input is vital so come by and get involved as we move forward to build a clean and friendly city.