REGULAR MEETING CITY OF GLOBE
MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Tuesday November 24, 2015 6:00 PM
City Hall – Pine Street
City Manager Brent Billingsley has resigned. He’s taking
the same post for the city of Florence, effective December
28th. His resignation was not mentioned during last night’s
Regular Meeting of the City of Globe Mayor and Council,
but was handled in the Executive Session held afterwards.
During the meeting, Billingsley put rumors about the fate of
the Redbridge project to rest when he announced that full
completion is anticipated by the summer of 2017. The
California-based land development firm is currently working
on funding to complete the purchase of the former Hollis
Drive-In property. They anticipate having the first phase, the
construction of storage units, done by summer 2016.
Billingsley also announced that Greyhound bus service is
now running through town. Globe-Miami is a stop on the
Phoenix to El Paso route, with busses arriving from Phoenix
around 10:40 in the morning, and departing for Phoenix at
around 1:30 in the afternoon.
Globe residents will be getting a survey in the mail. It will
ask a very invasive question—how much money you
make—but the answers will be completely anonymous and
confidential. CAG, the Central Arizona Governments
association needs the information to apply for federal grant
money to benefit Globe. Presently, they’re looking to fund a
new fire truck. Should you have any questions, contact
Alan Urban at CAG, or Globe Fire Chief Al Gameros.
Finance Director Joe Jarvis donned his IT Manager hat to
present his plan to dump the current email service used by
the city, which runs $90 a hour for customer support. After
spending $3,000 last year on getting answers to basic
questions, he’s come up with three possible alternatives for a
new cloud based server.
An executive session was held to deal with, among other
things, the ongoing dispute with Arizona Water. No details
were publicly announced. But water was discussed. In
addition to the problems with Well #4 which have not yet
resolved and will not be funded by WIFA to correct, Well #3
has developed issues. The good news is that WIFA funds
will cover those repairs, but the council unanimously agreed
not to tackle them until Well #4 is back on track.
Globe is a winner twice over. The city’s workers’ comp
program received an award for excellence, and Fire K-9 Evo
got a 100% test score for his recent training.
Bobbi Ravencamp of the Globe Lions club announced that
the club will continue its K-9 Frank’s Christmas Cheer Drive
for local nursing homes.
And Kalen Trimble, an officer with the Globe Police
Department retired and was given a watch for his 20 years of
The Council accepted a $20,000 economic development
grant from Gila County for the benefit of the local Meals on
Wheels program, and agreed to spend up to $400 for lights
on the city’s entry in the Christmas Light Parade.
Linda Oddonetto, head of the United Fund of Globe Miami
announced the recipients for this year’s donations. They
include the Boys & Girls Club, Gila House, the 4-H Club,
Boy Scouts, Salvation Army, High Desert Humane Society,
Bullion Plaza, Cobre Valley Centre for the Arts, Old
Dominion Park, the local food bank, PMFHE the Pinal
Mountain Foundation for Higher Education, and Taliesen.
Like Miami, Globe gave their support to the Taliesen project
to beautify the area. Resolution 1731 was passed
unanimously. In attendance to support the effort were
Molly Cornwel, Paul Tunis, Jason Donofrio and Linda Gross.
Independent film producer Robert Conway is coming to
shoot in Globe and wants to use some locations owned by
the city. The council agreed. It wasn’t mentioned, but
Conway’s genre is horror.