February 9 

The Mayor and Council approved a proposal from NextGen Engineering to update and design water service line plans for Sheard Drive and Rothrock Alley, as well as manage the construction of the project, in the amount of $21,500.00.

Mayor and Council approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Tombstone for the emergency reseeding of the Town’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. “Reseeding” means a restoration of bacteria needed in the treatment

The third approval by Mayor and Council was for Riddle Painting & Coatings contract to prep and paint the newly installed caboose in Doc Mock Park. It will be the same orange and brown color as the original, with a historical Southern Pacific stencil and original serial number. Funds are being provided by South32, to cover $14,168.11.

February 23

Town Resolution no 22-01 was approved, providing Kevin and Mary McKay a Use Permit for the operation of a plant nursery and outdoor gift shop at 308 Naugle Ave in Patagonia, roughly across from the Town Hall.

Mayor and Council approved to repeat, this year, the use of portions of the town’s Doc Mock and Central parks by Trail Riders of Southern Arizona during their November 19 motorcycle ride called “There will be Dust 2022,” a fundraiser for the Food Bank. Chapter president George Wysopal confirmed the participants would have sensitivity to new park uses this year, particularly the memorial tree grove.

The proposal of the Mountain Empire Rotary Club, presented by Reba Webber, to install a Peace Pole, at no expense to the town, was accepted. A location in Doc Mock Park, probably near the caboose, will be worked out. Webber explained that the pole was about seven feet high, and had already been purchased. It’s part of a national movement and will display a message of peace on each of its four sides, in Spanish, Latin and Lakota. The Town thanked the group for the donation and will work with the group on finalizing the location.

A Study Session with the Flood and Flow Committee was planned for 6p.m. on March 2, to finalize the draft document of powers and duties of the Committee, as refined in prior Study Sessions.