Regular Meeting of the City
of Globe Mayor and Council
Tuesday October 11, 2016 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers - Pine Street
Forget about sympathy for your furry friends- feeding feral
or stray animals is now against the law in the City of Globe.
That ordinance was passed at Tuesday night's Regular
Meeting of the City of Globe Mayor and Council.
Globe has a new code enforcement officer. She's Michelle
The Council green lighted finance Director Joe Jarvis' plan
to review all current city fees to get rid of redundancy. The
last time the fees were reviewed was five years ago, in 2011.
A presentation on the state of the police department was
provided by Chief Mark Nipp who discussed the
department audit review, which was delivered to the city the
day he started on the job about a year ago. The
recommendations in it addressed 103 issues within 24
categories. Each issue was assigned a priority of critical,
moderate or low.
Chief Nipp said 72% of the recommendations have been
implemented, 22% are in the process of implementation and
6% have not been addressed as yet. Included in the 6% is
building a new police station.
Of the critical priorities, 100% are complete. The moderates
are 66% complete and even low priority items are more than
half complete, at 58%.
Over the past year, the police department has formed
strategic partnerships with numerous local entities including
the Sheriff's Office, the Gila County Attorney's Office, the
Boys & Girls Club, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center,
White Mountain Masonic Lodge, Lions Club, SEABAS,
Junior ROTC and Special Olympics.
Chief Nipp has six concrete goals: implement the rest of the
final audit recommendations, complete a new police policy
manual, work towards a new headquarters building, continue
with fleet replacement, re-start the police explorer program
for kids, and build up the police volunteer program.
Chief Nipp shared his philosophy and the need to move the
department away from arresting people. He feels that
problem oriented policing should concentrate on removing
the root cause of crime in an effort to reduce the problem,
rather than the traditional arrest 'em first model, which he
says generally only leads to recidivism.
Councilmember Lerry Alderman queried the chief about
getting officers involved in the community. Nipp answered
that the younger officers are attending local community
events and getting involved that way. It's a start, he said.
Alderman reported meeting with the folks who are interested
in continuing “Globe Clean and Beautiful.” The program
has languished since the resignation of leader Mike
Stapleton. Mayor Terry Wheeler thinks it's a great idea,
but added that all of us as citizens are responsible for
keeping our city beautiful.
Councilmember Stapleton reminded residents that Globe
Ghost Stories is coming up again, on the Friday and
Saturday evenings before Halloween. And, as what will be
good news to downtown merchants, Stapleton added that the
Halloween parade will be extended through all of downtown
New signage was donated by KQSS' Jon Cornell, which
honors steam engine 1744, located at Veterans Memorial
Park by City Hall. The steam engine has been there since
November 4, 1956. Cornell explained that a network
television crew came to shoot in Globe last month and while
he was showing them the local sites of interest, he noticed
the sign by the 1744 engine was no longer legible. He
decided to create and donate a new one. The Council
heartily approved it.
Click on the picture to see a larger more readable version.
Cornell also informed the Council that this was one of more
than 60 signs and posters that he designed and donated to
promote local tourism and all of them have been sitting in an
office at the Chamber of Commerce for over a year. He also
said that the kiosks made to contain the signs have been
sitting in the backyard of the train depot since January 2015.
Mayor Wheeler reported the zip line at Old Dominion Park
is fixed-an expensive repair due to vandalism. City Manager
Paul Jepson added that the Special Needs Swing has also
Councilmember Roberta Lee Johnson said that Oktoberfest
went well. She gave great thanks to the volunteers from the
fire department who helped her cook up a ton of brats for the
PMFHE Scholarship Fund.
Aimee Staten gave a presentation on activities at the Boys
and Girls Club. The Mayor's Members of the Month for the
past three months were Malia Antonio, Dimitria Barajas,
Joseph Miller, Gia Garcia, Esteban Garcia and Trevor
Moul. Staten reported that the 8th Annual Golf Tournament
raised $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs.