April 13, 2022

The Mayor announced the extension of the Library‘s hours to include Saturday 10-5, with the library still closed Sunday thru Tuesday. 

KPUP radio’s liquor license for their annual fundraising luau, at Cady Hall on Saturday, May 7 was approved.

Personnel changes to the Library Advisory Board were approved: resignations of Sondra Porter and Deb Goff; and the appointments of Ann Danowitz and Linda Shore.

A Study Session was approved on the possible addition of conflict-of-interest language into the Town Code and Volunteer Code of Conduct. It was scheduled for April 20, 2022, at 6 pm.

A Service Contract for May 1, 2022 through April 30, 2023, was approved for Micaela De la Ossa to clean the public restrooms in Town Park.

Manager Robinson was approved to sign a Community Investment Application for South32 to donate $160,000 toward upcoming McKeown Road improvements, under the Community Development Block Grant contract. It was noted that this is about 1/5 of the project total. The roadwork contract was awarded to Hunter Contracting in the amount of $749,795. The project extends from Third to Fourth Aves. It is primarily a paving project and will include angled parking spaces on the park side, and parallel spaces on the other side of the road.

For both the above intersections with McKeown Avenue, the Mayor and Council approved a resolution designating them as four-way stops. Questions were raised about stops at the Taylor Ave. intersection. South32 is planning to propose, at their own expense, a reshaping and widening of that intersection for use by trucks serving the Hermosa Project.

April 27, 2022

Mayor and Council approved a support letter for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation grant to fund the development of a Sonoita creek Watershed Alliance of stakeholders, as had been requested by the Flood and Flow Committee.

Council and Mayor approved a study session on a possible fee schedule for use of the Town’s public parks for activities by for-profit groups. The Mayor clarified that the proposed fees would not include families, or non-profit groups’ uses.

Manager Robinson’s signing of a contract for Community Development Block Grant Regional Technical Assistance with SEAGO (Southeast Arizona Governments Organization), for $44,000 for the McKeown Road improvements was authorized.