Mayor’s Monthly Report for June

Police chief applicants

There were 18 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 28 in front of the city council. Police staff were also able to meet and ask questions to the applicants. The public was then able to meet and greet and ask questions to the applicants moderated by Judge  John Perlman. 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 13, 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 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.

Tentative budget

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.

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 percent per year over the next five years. These increases are necessary for the city to maintain its 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 17, the Globe Elks will sponsor a drive at their building on Maple Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On July 24, the Globe

Christian Church on South Broad Street will sponsor a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please consider donating as there is a continued shortage of blood needed to help save lives.

Get involved

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 p.m. Your input is vital so come by and get involved as we move forward to build a clean and friendly city.

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