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.
There were two proclamations read this month:
June 22 – 25: Arizona State Association of Emblem Cubs Week
July 1st: 100 Year Jubilee of Our Lady of The Blessed Sacrament Church
Globe-Miami Community Investment Grant
The City of Globe accepted a grant award from the Freeport-McMoran Foundation in the amount of $70,000.00. The grant will support the Besh Ba Gowah Revitalization Project that focuses on the long term benefits the park and museum brings to the Globe-Miami community. Congratulations to the grant committee that worked on this project, Linda Oddonetto, Leanna Asberry, Maryn Belling, and Jerry Barnes. Thank you to the Freeport-McMoran Foundation on behalf of the company and its operations.
City of Globe Historic Preservation Advisory Committee
The Advisory Committee presented six recommendations on paint palettes for downtown businesses for Council approval. If a business is located in the historic downtown district, an application must be submitted to the city for review of the advisory committee. It is great to see all the painting and upgrades that are being completed to help make our downtown area more attractive. Thank you to all the building owners that are making this happen.
Boys and Girls Club of The East Valley
Council approved to terminate the license agreement with the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley and assign and extend this license agreement to the Signal Peak Community Foundation for a period of thirty days. This will allow the club the time needed to obtain the documentation required to change the name to Cobre Valley Youth Club. We understand how vital this program is to the youth of our community. Thank you to the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley for taking this program under their umbrella for the past couple of years until the club was able to be a stand-alone club. Thank you to the board and Executive Director Aimee Staten for making this happen.
Cobre Valley Transit
Council approved the City’s match to the Cobre Valley Transit program in the amount of $61,000.00. This program is managed by the Town of Miami through funding from the Arizona Department of Transportation. The total funding for this program is $620,000.00 for next fiscal year with a shared local match as part of that amount of $183,000.00 from Globe, Miami, and the County.
Gila County RV Park
On June 20th, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the site of the new Gila County RV Park located on the west side of the by-pass. This project has been in the works for almost thirty years by Lois Monarrez and has finally come to fruition. We hope that this is the first of many new businesses to come into our community.
Arizona National Softball Association
A meeting was held with representatives from the Arizona National Softball League from Prescott that represents 10 thru 18 year old girls. A tour was given of our city and ball fields and they were excited as to what they saw. The hope is to make Globe one of the hubs for future tournaments because of our central location. An initial tournament has been scheduled for August 25th thru 27th, 2017 called the Thrills in Copper Hills Tournament and will attract about 25 teams. They will utilize Noftsger Hill, Hagen, and Trujillo fields. We hope to make this first tournament a successful one so we can become part of their year around schedule. Our future plans are to also bring a youth boys tournament to the area.
As a lifelong resident of the community, I have served with the City of Globe Fire Department for 30 years including 18years as the Fire Chief. After retiring in 2016 I ran for Mayor because I’m passionate about bringing people and organizations together to make good things happen in the community. It’s my privilege and honor to serve Globe in this new capacity.