Regular Meeting of the City
of Globe Mayor and Council
Tuesday July 11, 2017 6:00 PM
Globe City Hall - Pine Street
The City of Globe's budget for Fiscal year 2017-18 was
revealed at Tuesday evening's Regular Meeting of the Mayor
and Council. It is capped at $21,590,488, which includes,
among other expenditures, payment of $378,000 to the
PSPRS for retirement funds; $61,000 for Cobre Valley
Community Transit, $15,000 for various non-profit grants;
$13,000 for the Cobre Valley Youth Program (the former
Boys & Girls Club); $10,000 for a marketing study; $4000
to be spent on social media; $3500 for the ATV Jamboree;
and $122,985 for the increase in employee health care
insurance costs, all of which will be picked up by the city.
Prior to the budget's unanimous passage, a public hearing on
it was held, but no one chose to speak.
City Engineer Jerry Barnes outlined the five-year plan for
pavement and rehab of city streets. The funding will come
from several sources including HURF, the half cent excise
tax, CDBG block grants, and the general fund. Barnes said
that the total to be spent from Globe's general fund over the
five-year period will be only $150,000.
Globe has 138 miles of streets. Less than 10 miles of streets
are ADOT property. All of Globe's streets will be treated
over a 16-year period. Treatment should last about 30 years.
The plan is flexible and can be adopted or changed by future
Councils. Next year, the big project will be High Street,
including repairing and replacing water lines as needed.
A contract was approved for $190,000 to repair the 70-year
old Pine Street well. The expense will be covered by WIFA
funds. The rehab should double the well's capacity. A letter
against Tri-Cities plan to build their own water treatment
plant was approved. Globe, like Miami, believes the
wastewater infrastructure in the region can more than handle
An update was presented on the Emergency Watershed
Project to abate anticipated flooding. Most of the creeks and
washes have been cleared, and the remaining areas,
including land near the Country Club north of Route 60, are
expected to be addressed in the next few days.
Globe Police Chief Nipp announced the new phone numbers
citizens should use to contact the police department. In the
event of a real emergency, Nipp stressed that people should
not hesitate to use 911. For non-emergency matters, dispatch
can be reached 24 hours a day at 425-4436. If that sounds
familiar, it is the resurrection of an old number. For regular
business, call 425-5751. The number will be answered live
during regular business hours, and once the message
machine is fixed, will take messages at other times. The
WeTip hotline to anonymously report criminal activity is
800-782-7463. That's 800 78 CRIME. Walk-in reports can
be made by using the call booth in the police lobby. Officers
will be handing out cards and magnets with the new contact
info as soon as they come in.
Keith Brekhus was a guest at the meeting. He's a
well-known liberal political operative who is now a
consultant services representative for US Rep Tom
O'Halleran who fills the seat formerly occupied by Ann
Kirkpatrick. Brekhus was there to announce that he will be
in town at the courthouse on the first and third Tuesdays of
each month between noon and 3. He said he'd be glad to
help residents with any disability problems or veterans
issues. And he noted that Rep. O'Halleran serves on the
House's Agricultural committee that oversees the Forest
Service. He advised anyone in the area with problems
related to the USFS to come see him.