Monthly Mayor’s Report for October


The Globe Haunted Jail

I want to take this opportunity to thank all those involved in bringing the Haunted Jail event to our community.  I hope that this will be an annual event that we can build on. A special thanks to Az Productions for having the vision and design, George Nelson, Sid Kramer, Chris Swinney, Molly Cornwell, Paul Tunis, Linda Odonnetto, Cobre Center For The Arts, Downtown Association, all the actors, all the investors, and the City of Globe.

Turkey Challenge

The Globe City Council would like to challenge other Globe Miami groups and individuals to a Turkey Challenge. We were informed that there will be a shortage of turkeys from the valley Food Banks this Thanksgiving. The Gila county Food Bank serves an average of 500 families per month and is run entirely by volunteers. Let’s all pitch in and help the needy and less fortunate of our community. If you would like to donate a turkey, please drop it off at the Food Bank at 317 W. Hackney Avenue in Globe, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Please have your donations to the Food Bank by Tuesday, November 21st. Thank you for your support.

Renaissance Festival Traffic

On October 31st, Mayor Mila Besich of Superior, City Manager Jepson and myself attended an ADOT work session in Phoenix concerning the traffic congestion created by the Renaissance Festival. The renewal of their permit was on the agenda. We spoke on behalf of the Copper Corridor that includes Globe, Miami, Superior, Hayden, Winkleman, and Kearney. Our comments to the board were that we support the Renaissance and we understand how important it is to Pinal County and to the residents of Arizona.  We do not believe that it should be at the expense of rural communities that are also trying to put on events. We feel that the delay in traffic discourages travelers from coming to the east which in turn has an effect on our economy. We expressed support for a plan that addresses the regional traffic delays. It appears that there will be some changes initiated this coming year. It will include an additional lane to enter on the west entrance and an additional lane to enter on the east entrance.

Opioid Overdose Prevention

The Copper Basin Coalition will do a presentation on Opioid addiction on November 9th at the City of Globe Council Chambers at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. They will discuss how to recognize the signs of an overdose and training on the use of Narcan, a medication that can reverse an opioid overdose. This meeting is open to the public. 

Veteran’s Day

Veteran’s Day is November 11th. Ceremonies will be held in Globe and Miami by our local Veterans. Miami will have a Veteran’s Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. They are looking for more entries for the parade.Please do not forget to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice to our country.

Events In October

There were so many events put on in October, such as Oktoberfest, Haunted Jail, Apache Jii Days, Bike Event at the Community Center, Dogtoberfest, Ghost Tour of Globe, and the annual Halloween Downtown Night event that participation was estimated at several thousand. We appreciate all the individuals and organizations that made these events happen. There was a lot of volunteer hours required to help bring quality of life to our residents.

Tonto National Forest Preliminary Proposed Plan

There will be a public meeting on November 16th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center. This is the first step toward revising the current Tonto National Forest Land and Resource management plan. I encourage all residents of Globe Miami who have concerns to get involved to help shape the future management of the Tonto National Forest. There are eight meetings scheduled in November at various locations.

More information about these meetings are available on the plan revision website www.tontoplan.org.

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