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Town of Miami Mayor & Council - Town Council Chambers
Monday July 23, 2018   6:30 PM  - Sullivan Street

Tuesday July 24, 2018  10 AM -  County Courthouse

City of Globe Mayor & Council - City Hall
Tuesday July 24, 2018  6 PM - Pine Street
LOCAL NEWS

Find out what's happening locally, weedays everh half hour
from  6 to 9 AM and 3:30 to 5 PM. 

Catch the local obituaries at 6 AM, 8 AM & 4 PM
Hear the police logs at 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM, 8:30 AM & 5 PM

If it's important to Globe Miami, you'll hear about it on
Gila's Kiss, KQSS 101.9
COMMUNITY EVENTS

The American Red Cross is having a Blood Drive at the
Globe Miami Claypool First Christian Church located at 401
South Broad Street on Tuesday, July 24 from 9am to 2pm.
To schedule your appointment, or for more information, call
1-800-RED CROSS.

The Art of Nja One Gallery presents Open Mic Night,
featuring music, spoken word, comedy and skits. This free
family friendly monthly event is open to the public. The next
event will be on Thursday, July 26th from 6-8pm at the
Gallery, located at 660 E Ash Street, across from Hank's
Diner. Call 702-741-2056 for more information.

There will be an open house for the Bejarano Elementary
School on Monday, July 30th.   Kindergarten and First
Grade will be from 4:30-5:45.  Second and Third Grade will
be from 6:00-6:45. Backpacks will be provided to all
students. Math Power Books will be given out to parents.
The first day of school is Tuesday July 31st.

The 2018 Primary Election is rapidly approaching. The cut
off to register to vote in the Gila County August Primary
Election is Monday, July 30th.  Voter registration forms are
available at the Recorder's office in the Court House, at the
Department of Motor Vehicles, any Post Office, libraries and
town halls. You can also register on-line at
servicearizona.com or download the form to mail in at
gilacountyaz.gov. For more information, call 402-8731.

The Miami Unified School District is accepting students at
all schools. Offices are open from 7am to 4pm to register
students and to answer questions. For more information, call
425-3271.

Overcoming a loss in our lives is always difficult, whether
from a death, divorce or other life changing concerns. If you
or someone you love is suffering from a broken heart, and is
feeling sad, distracted of confused, there is a workshop that
will help those in need to cope with some of these
life-changing problems. The workshop will be held on
August 11th at the Gila County Community Services
Offices at 5515 S. Apache Avenue. Call 602-642-6813 to
register and for more information.

There are several openings for various school boards in our
area. They include the Globe Unified School District, the
Miami Unified School District, the San Carlos Unified
School District, the Cobre Valley Institute of Technology,
The Gila Community College District and several others. If
you are interested in these elected positions, election packets
are available at the County Scholl Superintendent's office at
the County Court House.

Are you a victim of a crime? Are you low income and unable
to afford an attorney? Southern Arizona Legal Aid may be
able to help you with free civil legal help.  Southern Arizona
Legal Aid is a private law firm that has been providing free
legal assistance since 1951, and will be serving Globe
residents each month at the Gila County Courthouse.
Appointments are required. For information, please call
520-623-9565 ext. 4189.

Play Bingo the first and third Tuesday night of every month
in Miami at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church
Hall.  Early Bird games start at 6.  Local residents over 18
are welcome.  Sponsored by the local Catholic Daughters of
America group.

Overeaters Anonymous will now have only one meeting a
week, that will be on Tuesday at noon. The meetings are at
Saint John's Church in Globe. For more information please
call 520-391-0680.

Alcoholics Anonymous now meets daily at 113 S. Pine
Street in Globe. There will be meetings Monday through
Saturday  7PM, as well as meetings at noon on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday; and at 10AM on Saturday. For
more information, please call 425-4557.

The Arizona Sheriffs have adopted the READY, STEADY,
GO program, which educates residents about taking
proactive measures to prepare for an emergency. The
program's three concepts are, get READY by preparing now
for what threatens the community, get Set, by maintaining
awareness of significant danger, and to GO, evacuate
immediately when the danger is current and life threatening.
For more information, call the Gila County Sheriff's Office
at 425-4449.

The Warm Line, a free, confidential, non-emergency
behavioral health phone line is available for anyone who
needs to talk.  Callers can discuss their life's challenges,
whether it's grief or someone in the family experiencing
mental health or substance abuse disorders.  Call the Warm
Line now for more information, 877-770-9912.

The Miami Senior Center offers lunch Monday through
Friday.  The suggested donation is $2.  The Center is located
at 506 Live Oak Street in Miami. The menu changes every
day, so come on in and have a seat. The phone number is
473-4190.  If you need a ride, call 473-8222.

Need a ride to Walmart, Fry’s, the hospital, or to the
courthouse?  Cobre Valley Community Transit can get you
there, and most everywhere else in town all day. Disabled an
in need of special transportation?  CVCT can come right to
your door, for only a dollar!  Senior and student discounts
too. Call 473-8222.  Get up and Go with Cobre Valley
Transit.  473-8222.


JOB OPENINGS!

Looking for a good local gig? 

Gila County (including sheriff's office - great dispatch jobs!)
Gila County Schools (including adult education)
City of Globe (including police & fire)
Pinal County (form includes all departments)
Graham County (including police & fire)

Freeport McMoran (Arizona mining - scroll down page)
ASARCO (Hayden)

Haven of Globe  (patient care - nursing, etc.)
Heritage Healthcare (patient care - nursing, etc.)

Indeed (for Globe Miami private & public jobs)
Simply Hired (for Globe Miiami Claypool jobs)
snagajob (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)
Glassdoor (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)
Linkup (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)
Neuvoo (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)
Jobs.com (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)
ZipRecruiter.com (for Globe Miami Claypool jobs)

Disabled and looking for work?  NTI can help.  Click here.
Public Hearing and Meeting of the
City of Globe Planning and
Zoning Commission
Wednesday July 11, 2018  6:00 PM
Globe City Council Chambers

Two items were on the agenda at the Public Hearing and
Meeting of the City of Globe Planning and Zoning
Commission, and after much discussion and public input
from the sparse crowd, both passed.  

Up for vote were a proposed conditional use permit for
medical marijuana cultivation at 1900 E Ash St, the former
site of the bowling alley behind the Holiday Inn Express;
and a change in the city zoning code to allow for an
additional medical marijuana facility.

Chris Collopy, Globe's head of zoning had a few concerns
over the conditional cultivation permit:  Air Treatment (to
prevent fumes from wafting through the neighborhood);
Sewer Treatment (to stop cannabis residue from entering the
city sewer system); lighting (to ensure that surrounding
neighborhoods would not be disturbed); security, fencing,
and paving the driveway for emergency access, such as fire. 

Former Gila County Supervisor Mike Pastor shared
Collopy's concern about security and air quality, expressing
his hope that there would be environmental monitoring of
the air aroma surrounding the facility.

KQSS' Jon Cornell suggested that in addition to the
conditions listed by the Commission, that there be a written
mechanism in place to allow for local inspections verifying
the adopted conditions are met.  The Commission readily
accepted Cornell's advice and added it to the requirements.

Eli Harding, a principal investor in the project who has
managed two similar facilities in the Valley saw no issues
with the conditions.  He noted that security is already set by
the state, as are routine inspections.  The site would be under
24 hour armed guard protection, a cement wall will surround
the property, which would have a single entry and cameras in
every room. The building will be outfitted with a
self-contained sewer system, and two systems for air
handling:  ozone generators and carbon filters.  No retail
would occur at the facility, which will not be open to the
public.  Harding said that approximately 6,000 square feet of
the 22,000 square foot building would be used for growing. 
The remaining area will be offices.  5 to 10 local staffers will
be hired subject to background checks and drug testing.

Paul Conant, the Phoenix attorney representing the project
noted that the state laws governing medical marijuana were
enacted in 2011 after a Citizen Initiative on the 2010 ballot
passed.  When asked what impact an initiative legalizing
recreational marijuana would have on the facility if passed in
the future, Conant speculated that the growing floor might
go from 6,000 to 10,000 square feet without impacting the
air quality.

The property is part of the Ellsworth estate.  The bowling
alley was started by the family patriarch, now passed on, and
the building has been vacant for over a decade.  Several
family members were in attendance, fully supportive of the
proposed use.

Changing the code from one to two medical marijuana
related businesses in Globe is necessary to allow a new
concern to replace the former dispensary downtown.  As it
now stands, the grow business would eliminate that
possibility. Without a code change, the sale of medical
marijuana here would effectively be prohibited.

The Commission passed both items, 3 to 1.  Chairman
Carmen Corso, along with Commissioners Rosalie
Lamentola-Ayala and William Leister approved. 
Commissioner Jan Shumway objected.  Commissioner
Carl Williams was absent.   Commission approval does not
make the grow facility a reality. Both items must now be
passed by the Globe City Council for that to happen.
Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce
Board & Officers





















At their annual meeting held in June, the Globe-Miami
Chamber of Commerce elected the board and officers for the
new fiscal year. Shown are (front l-r) Erica Muniz, president;
Stacey Murry, vice president; Tom Foster, Molly Cornwell,
(back from left) Past President Bryan Seppala, Christie
Cothrun, president-elect; Gregg Parisoff, treasurer; Franceen
Gregovich-Benton, and Robin Bradford. Not shown are Eric
DuFriend, Johnny Flores, Leitha Griffin, Robert Howard,
Tanner Hunsaker and Cami Lucero.