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MEETINGS

Town of Miami Mayor & Council - Town Council Chambers
Monday July 24, 2017   6:30 PM  - Sullivan Street

Tuesday July 18, 2017  10 AM -  County Courthouse

City of Globe Mayor & Council - City Hall
Tuesday July 25, 2017  6 PM - Pine Street
JOB OPENINGS!

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 jobs)


ASARCO (No need to log in. Scroll to "Search Job Openings",  choose a location.)


Haven of Globe - seeking exceptionl RNs, LPNs & CNAs.



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)
COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Globe-Miami Chamber's monthly ALIVE AT FIVE
mixer will be held at the 200 block of Broad Street in
Historic Downtown Globe on Thursday, July 27th, starting at
5pm.  Businesses will be open and offering prizes, discounts,
food, drink, music and merriment. Celebrate the Dog Days
of Summer - in Downtown Globe next Thursday evening
with a poker run, raffle, prizes and much more.  Call
425-4495 for more information.

The High Desert Humane Society is having a fund raising
auction at Bullion Plaza on July 29th.  The Humane Society
is now accepting donations for the auction and they can be
dropped off at the Botique/Thrift Store on Broad Street. 
There will also be raffle for a 2003 Yamaha Raptor 660
quad.  Tickets are only $10.

Classes at San Carlos Apache College begin August 7th.  
Pick up an enrollment packet today at the College's
Administration Building.  For more information, call
928-475-2016.

The Superior Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 6th
Annual Prickly Pear Festival on Saturday, August 19th
from 9 to 5.   Vendors will be selling everything from
Prickly Pear soap, syrup and art to homeopathic items.
Events will be held at the library, senior center, the Chamber
office, and the original Superior High School on High School
Avenue. For more information call 520-689-0200.

The Miami High School LAST GRADUATING CLASS
ON THE HILL 50th reunion committee is registering
classmates for the October 20th-22nd reunion event.  The
cost is $25 per person and includes a meet and greet on
Friday and a dinner on Saturday at the Cobre Valley Country
Club and a Sunday brunch at Bullion Plaza.  Call Sandi at
425-4747 for more information.

Through August, the Gila County Historical Museum will
be showcasing a collection of historic photographs taken
from 1900 through the 1960's.  The photographs highlight
Globe/Miami parades, picnics and celebrations throughout
the beginning of the last century, in an exhibition, called
“Parades and Celebrations”. 

The Farmers Market is still going strong and is open to the
public Saturdays, beginning at 8am within Veteran's
Memorial Park, located in front of Globe City Hall.  Fresh
local vegetables, breads and more can be found at the
Farmer's Market, every Saturday morning.

The Miami Library Summer Reading Program, “Build A
Better World” has begun, with story/playtime for toddlers
and preschoolers every Thursday from 11 to noon. 
Children's Movie Time is on Friday's at 3:00 PM.  All ages
welcome. 

It is time to register for the Pinal/Gila Head Start Program. 
Head Start is a free preschool for children ages 3 and 4.  It
provides age appropriate learning activities and social
guidance.  For more information, call 425-9610. 

United Fund of Globe Miami is now accepting applications
for 2018 calendar year funding.  The application deadline is
August 1st.  Applicants must be a currently registered charity
operating in the Globe Miami area.  For more information,

Bring your gently used or new shoes to the Gila County
Public Health Department or the Courthouse and donate to
a great cause.  The shoes collected will be distributed to
organizations that assist people in getting back to work,
putting shoes on the homeless and helping those in need.
Have questions?  Call Chuck Turney at 402-8811 for more
information.

Age-related macular degeneration, AMD, is the leading
cause of blindness in people over 65, but some forms can be
slowed or stopped, and in some cases reversed, if found in
time.  Call the Foundation Fighting Blindness today at
800-BLINDNESS (800-254-6363) or go to
FightBlindness.org for free information.

The Globe Police Department urges local business owners
and residents to take caution when receiving utility related
phone calls. Scammers are back at it, again.  If you get a
call and are threatened with having your utilities shut off
because of non payment, don't do anything except end the
call and call your utility representative.  Scammers will say
whatever they can to get your financial information.  Don't
give them anything, especially gift cards.
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 Globe/Miami Chamber of Commerce is running low on
giveaways for the Welcome Baskets they give to new
residents.  The Chamber invites you to help your business
become popular with new residents with things like
notepads, pencils, magnets.  It's a great way to give a
friendly hello to those who are new to our area. Call
425-4495 for more information.

Looking for an alternative internet provider.  Can't take the
slow dsl speed, cable's inconsistency, or the horrible latency
from satellites?  Try Triplet Mountain Communications,
Inc's new wireless service.   It comes with unlimited,
uncapped data usage, and real speed plans to fit any user,
residential or business.  Call 928-475-8624 for more info and
availability.

The High Desert Humane Society now has a furniture store
and they invite you to come and visit.  Now at 393 N Broad
Street, the store is stocked with furniture, pictures and lamps.
Store hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4
PM.

The Miami Senior Center offer 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.

Overeaters Anonymous, a 12 step program meets every
Tuesday at noon, and Wednesday at 6 PM at St. John's
Episcopal Church in Globe.
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
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN
OF MIAMI MAYOR AND COUNCIL
Monday July 10, 2017   6:30 PM
Town Council Chambers - Sullivan Street

Miami's annual budget for the new fiscal year is $17,776,134
it was decided at Monday night's Regular Meeting of the
Mayor and Council.  Mayor Darryl Dalley and
Councilmembers Black and Mancha were absent.

A public hearing on the budget was held, but no one chose to
speak.  $13 million, the overwhelming majority of the
budget that was passed unanimously, is dedicated to the
sewer project.

Miami still owes the county a quarter of a million dollars for
magistrate fees, but Town Manger Joe Heatherly said the
amount was being re-negotiated.

Good news for the Town and its employees with regard to
increased deductions mandated by the state two years ago
for contributions to Arizona's PSPRS, the Public Service
Personnel Retirement System after an accounting change at
the state level uncovered massive underfunding by local
municipalities.  The towns took the matter to court which
overturned the mandated increase and ordered the additional
withholding to be returned.   For Miami, that's a total of
$32,000.
 
While that is good news, it is also an accounting headache as
regulations prohibit withdrawals from retirement funds. 
Heatherly suggested it might be possible to give workers a
credit on future contributions.

A resolution was approved changing the name of Cuprite
Avenue to Michael's Lane.  Problems have occurred with the
911 system due to a duplicate Cuprite Avenue in Central
Heights, causing response personnel to go to the wrong
address.

Lt. Spence Preston gave the police report for June.  There
were 590 calls for service, 58 traffic stops, 49 citations, four
30 day impounds, 26 adult arrests, 12 juvenile arrests, 34
911 calls, 23 of which were medical, 16 animal control calls
and one vehicle was stolen.  Three new police cruisers are on
the street in service as of last Thursday.  

As for utility bill collections,  last month $71,000 was billed,
$59,000 was paid, leaving $12,000 unpaid. There are 11 new
utility accounts.

The garbage truck is still out of commission.  Parts on order
are expected shortly.

For June, the Senior center served 249 congregant meals,
made 577 home deliveries and provided over 600 kids' meals.

Heatherly read a letter the town is sending to Ed Muntz and
his wife Merilee, congratulating them on their 50th
anniversary and thanking them for their long legacy of
community service.

The lobby of the Miami Memorial Library has a brand new
mural, painted by local artist Patty Sjolin.  Councilmember
Rosemary Castaneda commented on what a great job she
did.  It's beautiful.  69 people signed up for the summer
reading program.  Next month there will be a joint event
with Bullion Plaza for the Solar Eclipse on August 21st. 

Phases three through five of the sewer project are being
consolidated into one, and bids will be solicited in early
August. Construction should begin in late September or
early October, with an anticipated 14 months for the project's
completion.  An executive session was held to discuss two
items in litigation-one with Bennu Properties, the other with
Kinkaid Civil Construction.
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
Tri-Cities' needs.

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.