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   Winslow Mail (Newspaper) - January 7, 1998, Winslow, Arizona                                SORT 0 Box 6022  USPS 686-960  Postage Paid at Ariz. 86047  on Wednesdays and Edition 1 Section Plus 1 1894 Volume 104 Number 97  Winslow, January 7,1998  Copy 35 Will Control Paula will receive from the Arizona justice Commission for the pursuit and prosecution of drug The represent two to the County Attorney's Office and the to the Navajo County Sheriffs Office for the Drug Control and System Improvement the Navajo County Board of Supervisors approved intergovernmental agreements between the county attorney's office and the sheriffs and the Arizona Criminal Justice county attorney's grant totals and includes a 25 percent The grant is used to fund one attorney sheriffs office grant is for and has a cash match of The grant will be used for the Navajo County Major Crimes Apprehension matching funds for both departments come from the racketeering other business on Jan. 5, the Adopted a resolution authorizing Navajo County to submit an application and enter into an agreement for HOME funds through the State HOME resolution will allow Housing Resources to apply for funding the state through the county to rehabilitate the 54-unit Kachina Gardens apartments at 4607 outside of City Election Petitions Due Tom only a few days remaining before the filing no new candidates for city of Winslow elected portions had surfaced as of deadline for potential candidates for three city council and the mayoral position to file nominating petitions is 5 p.m. on Jan. 9.  incumbent Mayor Jim Boles and incumbent Dee Robert Beamish and Harold Soehner have taken out Beamish was appointed to the city council in June 1996, and Soehner was appointed in March 1997.  a member of the city's planning and zoning has also taken out a petition for city of 10 a.m. oh Jan. 2, City Clerk Linda Samson said none of the petitions had yet been Samson must contain no more or less than 88 with a minimum of 44 acceptable signatures on the to qualify the individual for the March 10 primary that voters will be nominating one or more candidates for the mayoral position ed up to - position - Poll ' hours are from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Winslow City 21 Williamson first day for candidates to file nomination papers in the city clerk's office was Dec. 10.  must be age 18 or older prior to the primary election and have lived in the city at least 29 days The deadline for primary election voter registration is midnight on Feb. 9.  forms for absentee ballots are now available at city hall during regular business No ballots will be distributed until after the candidate filing deadline has Absentee voting will close at 5 p.m. on city's general election will be held on May 19, with the same poll hours and The last day for general election voter is midnight on April 20.  29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Jan. 2 Jan. 3 Jan. 4  44 43 47 54 65 53 14 17 16 22 29 31 31 calls for clear with dry The high temperatures are expected to be in the lower 40s, and the lows in the received a trace of precipitation on Jan. 2 and 3, and of an inch on Jan. 4.  average monthly temperature for Winslow in December was 31.8, which was 1.3 below The average high temperature was 45.3 and the average low was 18.2. The highest temperature recorded in Winslow in December was 61 on Dec. 6 and 8, and the lowest was 4 on Dec. 12. The total precipitation recorded in Winslow during the month of December was of an which was of an inch below highest wind recorded for Winslow was 44 mph on Dec. 8. Fog was recorded in Winslow on Dec. 21, 22, 26 and 27.  Finance Director Clinton Shreeve said he initially had two questions about the If would the grant application reduce the the county receives for housing and would the county be liable to the state were to go wrong in the administration of the award if FHR was the project told the board that the Arizona Department of Commerce addressed his and he was informed that the the state is holding for housing rehabilitation programs would not be He said the Department of Commerce is willing to contract with releasing the county from any obligations and 15 bids for computers and equipment for the sheriffs The bids were referred to central purchasing and the sheriffs office for review and an IGA between the Navajo County School Superintendent's the Navajo County Superior Court and the Arizona Court for an the Arizona Department of Education for Titie I for partial support of grant partly On Page 4  Commission To Meef On Tom Winslow Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a regular meeting and work session for 4 p.m. on Jan. 8, in the City Hall Conference Room at 21 Williamson main items on the agenda are election of a chairman and vice chairman for 1998, and review of a proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance for the Heber Jackson is chairman and Louie Florez serves as vice city's Historic Preservation Commission has reviewed relevant ordinances from several Arizona towns and cities while working on a draft The proposed ordinance has also been sent to the State Historic Preservation Office for review and property owners would have to request that their sites be placed in an Historic Overlay Zone to be impacted by the ordinance if and when it is to the draft the purpose of the HOZ to promote the economic and general welfare of the and to ensure the which spent the in the Flagstaff Amtrak have been returned depot in were instrumental in their with Winslow Jim Boles and Flagstaff Mayor Chris Bavasi teaming up to smooth the by Tom Please Turn To Page 4  Of White Tom public hearing has been scheduled during the Jan. 27 meeting of the Winslow City Council regarding a conditional use permit granted to Jenny Land of Winslow for the reopening of the White Cafe in the 100 block of West First to a notice from Winslow City Clerk Linda the appeal is being sought by a petition from concerned of the which is addressed to Mayor Jim Kaye director of the city's economic development and community services and were Joseph Jeff Karri Vernon LaRita Dawn Brewton and Karen all of appeal petition states that the decision wrong and not in the best interests of the citizens of It also states that there was no finding of as required by the city that maintenance or operation of the use of the building applied for will not be detrimental to the public comfort and general welfare of persons residing or working in the or detrimental or injurious to property and improvements in the neighborhood or to the general welfare of the petition states that petition and the were submitted to the chairman and members of the Winslow Planning and Zoning against the CUP were not read into the minutes of the commission therefore is not a recorded part of the minutes of said part of the commission packets regarding the there were two letters and petitions bearing approximately 44 signatures in support of the There were documents from Police Chief Raymond Sands and Winslow Fire Chief Boney Candelaria in opposition to the The city's in its report to the On Page 4  Grazing Leases Now Subject To and by preservation historic of encouraging the rehabilitation of Historic Overlay Zone would be over existing much in tiie same manner as the Route 66 Overlay Zone is have noted that their proposed ordinance is not yet ready for presentation to the city but wanted it reviewed by the planning commission before working on the final public meetings are being considered to review the proposal before formal presentation for adoption by the Winslow City Paula grazing leases must be subject to advertisement and according to Maricopa County Superior Court Judge B. Michael Jan. 1, Dann said that in addition to seeking competitive prices on state grazing the state must also get a cut of the profits when ranchers sublease their grazing hearing was held Jan. 2 to work out the details of a final judgment based on a ruling Dann made in July 1997 that the state is violating its duty to manage grazing lands for maximum set a deadline of Sept. 1 for complying with his but it will be delayed if there is an to the State Land Department has been insulating grazing leases from the kind of competition that could make them more The leases are considered lasting 10 years and but are routinely profit from state grazing leases goes to Arizona Tim executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in sued the land department on behalf of two He said the department is Arizona by noi advertising and not accepting sealed land department has been ordered to put all grazing leases up for advertising and or find another way to make sure the grazing leases are department must also stop allowing ranchers to sublease state grazing permits unless it has a way to receive a reasonable cut of the rancher Jed Flake said Monday that he was unaware of the recent I do know one Most ranchers have an economic investment in grazing he said that state grazing leases could be worth a lot in some parts of the maybe not so much in our area where the leases are among federal and private He said that there is not a great chance of anyone bidding against local ranchers because of the reduced economic value in checkerboarded a I'm not sure anyone would even bid as much as what I'm currently Flake said that he felt the people who brought the suit thought bidding on state grazing leases would bring in more but Flake said he is not sure it will generate any more money than is already said the decision by Dann will definitely affect but he can't see anyone outbidding him for a state section that is within his would have to fence it that's the and water is usually on the private he He said it would cost between and to erect a you have to have a fence around the land to use he said the main effect of the court decision would be in the amount people are willing to spend on lease He said that he expects the state to establish a minimum bid on grazing stopped short of On Page 4   

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