REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY
OF GLOBE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Tuesday January 10, 2017 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers Pine Street
90% of Globe streets are in need of repair and money is
insufficient to fix all of them, it was announced by City
Engineer Jerry Barnes at Tuesday's Regular Meeting of The
City of Globe Mayor and Council.
Barnes presented his prioritization plan for addressing the
problems. There are 138 roads with issues, 25% of which
are in bad shape and 20% needing only minor maintenance.
Barnes has divided the streets into three categories:
arterials; feeders; and residential, which are the bulk of the
streets. He is going to present a list of roads in each of the
city's districts to the Councilmember from each district,
allowing Councilmembers to eliminate streets not in
immediate need of repair. Repairs for Fiscal year 2017-18
are funded through HURF. Ultimately, Barnes said, the city
needs grant money to keep up with street repairs going
If your property is not up to code, expect to hear from Code
Enforcement Officer Michelle Yerkovich, if you haven't
already. In Michelle's first 75 days in office, she has written
158 code violations and issued 40 peddler's notices to
businesses in need of licenses.
Councilmember Mike Stapleton thanked Public Works for
taking down Christmas lights and again congratulated all
those involved in making the Light Parade spectacular.
Councilmember Charlene Giles announced that a security
system has been selected for the Old Dominion Mine Park.
She thanked Gila's Kiss- KQSS for the dog park sign which
we donated. It was recently installed by Public Works.
Councilmember Roberta Lee Johnson reminded the public
that January 20th is the Pinal Mountain Foundation for
Higher Education's auction to raise money for scholarships,
which is being held in conjunction with the Chamber of
Commerce's Citizen of the Year dinner.
Mayor Al Gameros announced a blood drive at the first
Christian Church on January 24th from 1 to 6 pm. He also
said work is underway to create a taxing district for the new
aquatic center. He predicts that though it will be a tough
sell, ultimately it will pass. Gameros also mentioned the
unfortunate news that two businesses have closed
downtown. Gone are The Copper Country Rendezvous and
There will now be two calls to the public during council
meetings. One as usual at the beginning, another at the end,
giving the public the chance to comment on issues discussed
during the meeting. At Tuesday's meeting there were no
takers. Nor did anyone speak during the public hearing for
the Sanitation Fee adjustment. Effective March 1st, a second
garbage can put out for collection will now cost $10, up
A public hearing was also held, mostly as a formality,
transferring the liquor license at Connie's Store from the
recently deceased Mitch Yuksanovich to his son, Louis.
Globe police officer Mike Boyd has retired. He was
recognized for his 26 years of service to the city.
Police Chief Mark Nipp and retiring officer Mike Boyd
City Clerk Shelly Salazar is now a certified municipal clerk.
Former Mayor Terry Wheeler conferred the state
Former Mayor Terry Wheeler & City Clerk Shelly Salazar
New to city employment are Jeffrey Badilla, Andrew
Briones, Jaime Mills, Steve Roberts and new police
officers Katelyn Angel, Lucas De Los Monteros, Dakota
McCall, Colleen Scionti, Irasema Teran and Melissa
The Lions Club is celebrating their Centennial this year, and
a proclamation was presented to Bobbie Ravenkamp
commemorating it. The Lions also received a special event
liquor licenses for the Rotary Club's annual Dominion
Royale Casino Night. The Lions will provide alcohol for the
event, which will be held Saturday February 25th from 6 to
10 pm at the Cobre Valley Center for the Arts. Rotarians
Cami Lucero and Mickey Nye and Lion Barbara Nancaro
were on hand to promote the event.
Karalea Cox from the Southern Gila County Economic
Development Corporation gave a pitch for a survey about
local food sources she is hoping the public will complete.
Local Food to Local Retail will be holding two meetings at
Bullion Plaza next week on January 18th-- 2 pm for
consumers, 5:30 pm for producers.
The use of $264,742.88 of WIFA funds was approved for
various projects, as we as $40,000 from a separate water
fund. There was an administrative problem with the new
WIFA loan application, so another resolution was read and
passed addressing it. Acting Finance Director Jeannie
Sgroi will formulate an action plan for tracing WIFA
expenditures, which have been problematic in the past.
Police Chief Mark Nipp presented a resolution, which was
unanimously passed, to adopt Lexipol as the official policy
manual for the police department. It was recommended by
the department audit and will cost the city $5,000 a year in
subscription fees. The current manual is 90 pages and
contains no state laws or updates from its adoption a decade
ago. Lexipol, which is 650 pages long, will be continually
updated with the many changes inherent in relevant laws.
The annual subscription fee will cover technical, but not
legal advice. Nipp said that training based on the manual
will begin soon during the hours of 4 to 8 am, selected
because as Nipp said, it's the only time of the day when
nothing is happening. Nipp will lead the training himself.
Concurrent with the Lexipol resolution was the passage of
an amendment enabling Nipp to review and approve the
many updates without the need of City Council approval.
The contract of City Attorney Bill Sims was renewed for
And an Executive Session was held for legal advice and
direction on the F1 agreement with Inspiration Copper, and
on an unemployment claim, which KQSS assumes is about
Joe Jarvis, the recently terminated finance director.
Nothing was disclosed in open session.