REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY OF GLOBE MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Tuesday September 27, 2016 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers - Pine Street
Preceding last night's Regular Meeting of the City of Globe
Mayor and Council, there was a meet and greet for the three
prospective candidates for code enforcement officer. They
are Kalen Trimble, Michelle Yerkovich and Mike Boyd
(not necessariliy in that order, pictured below).
And they've got their work cut out for them...
Simultaneous to that gathering was the Meet, Greet and Eat
Historic Globe Downtown mixer. Held at the train depot, it
was well attended.
Mayor Terry Wheeler opened the meeting with a moment
of silence for Rose Mofford, who passed away recently.
Wheeler described the Globe native and former Arizona
governor as a guiding light.
Councilmember Mike Stapleton reminded attendees of the
Oktoberfest in downtown Globe Saturday from 3 to 7 pm
benefiting PMFHE, the Pinal Mountain Foundation for
Higher Education, which awards scholarships to Gila
Community College students on the Gila Pueblo and San
Carlos campuses. He also announced he's resigning as
chairperson of Globe Big and Beautiful, due to his busy
schedule at his restaurant, The Copper Hen.
Public Works Director Jerry Barnes reported a leak in the
water line toward the fairgrounds. It was repaired Monday
and leaked again yesterday. After another fix, it sprung a
third leak last night. Repairs are ongoing.
The fire truck funds have been approved by the state, and
Fire Chief Gary Robinson is reviewing available trucks. A
resolution was passed by the Council accepting the money.
There was a structural evaluation report done by Rick
Powers of Jacobs Engineering on seven of the city's bridges,
one of them over 100 years old. The Pinal Creek Bridge at
Yuma Street, built in 1939, has a 60.26 rating. Less than 50
is failing. It currently requires no major repairs. The Pinal
Creek Bridge at Jesse Hayes Rd has a rating of 47.5 and was
built in 1920 It needs full replacement at a cost of $1.5
million. The McMillen Wash Bridge on Highland Drive,
built in 1936 received a 60.46 rating. Only minor repairs are
required. The Copper Gulch Bridge on High Street, which
was built in 1961, failed at a 49.42 rating. Powers suggested
closing the bridge during floods, because one of the
problems is there is no redundancy for support. It's a high
priority for rehabilitation at a cost of $560,000. The
Graveyard Wash Bridge on Hackney Avenue, also built in
1961, also failed at a 47.92 rating. It's in bad shape, is too
narrow and will take $1.2 million to replace. The Pinal
Creek Bridge on Haskins Road built in 1916, failed at a
48.36 rating, and is a medium priority for replacement at
cost of $1,060,000. Finally, the Pinal Creek Bridge at
Cottonwood, built in 1920 has a rating of 29.18. It's a high
priority for replacement at cost of $1,261,000. Grants are
being sought for the bridges in need of replacement.
The City of Globe has 13 bridges. Statewide statistics for
bridges show 50% are over 40 years old. 19% are
functionally obsolete. And 4% are structurally deficient.
Due to the death of John Naylor, a new accountant for city
audits is needed. Snyder and Butler, a CPA firm from
Gilbert that purchased Mr. Naylor's company was chosen.
Robert Snyder and his partner Rhett Butler gave a
presentation about their business, which has 12 employees
and experience in Uniform Guidance, which encompasses
the major changes in auditing requirements for federal
grants. The Council approved the firm and a contract for
auditing expenses at $37,000 annually.
The council also approved a grant application for 12D funds
from Apache Gold Casino Resort for $22,997.26. Besh Ba
Gowah museum director Leana Asberry explained the grant
would be used to replace all artifact cases in the museum,
which are old, handmade display cases, many with cracked
glass, and all without easy access to the interior.
Chris Collopy, director of planning and zoning, proposed a
new ordinance prohibiting the feeding of ferrel and stray
domestic animals, and wild animals, but not including bird
feeders. The council had some objections and asked that it be
revised prior to a vote.
Because of conflicts with Election Day and Thanksgiving,
all November Globe City Council meetings were cancelled,
replaced by one meeting to be held on November 15th.