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Arizona Silver Belt (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Miami, Arizona9S9 Around the community Warner heads CofC luncheon As part of the "Salute to Educators,” Carol^ Warner, state superin­ tendent of education, will be the guest speaker at Tuesday’s membership luncheon of the Greater Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. Warner also is a candidate for the Democratic nomiaation for governor. f THE LUNCHEON will be noon Tuesday at the Miami Elks. Reservations must be made by noon Monday at the chamber, 425-4495, for this event. A citizen of the month award will be made also. YMCA auction books on sale The second YMCA auctk^n is planned 6 p.m. May 31 at the Gila County Fairgrounds. Auction catalogs HntjiiHng the many items to be featured on the event are available now at the YMCA. ADMISSION TO the dinner and auction is SIO a person. Local merchants have donated a variety of items to be auctioned off that evening to raise money for the YMCA youth programs. Veterans plan picnic The Gila County Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Scholar­ ship Council and the Globe VFW 1704 will host a barbecue and picnic on May 25 at the VFW. . REP. ELDON Rudd will be the guest of honor for the event. A program is planned to honor the major contributors, entrants in the design^^ntest and other sfTppbrters in the effort; to build a veterans memorial in Gila County. The event begins at 12:30 Commodities t6 be given mstribution of com­ ities is planned 11 • rforeUgible THE #OQD commodi­ ties will be Astributed at the YMCA Globe and at the Catholic church in Miami. Floodplain set for hearing A hearing wiU be held Monday for those wishing to protest changes in the county floodplain or­ dinance. THE HEARING will be held at 2 p.m. in the supervisors’ hearing room at the courthouse. Residents have the right to appear and air any complaints they have about the proposed revisions. NARFEwill >tneet T uesday The National Associa­ tion of Retired Federal ‘Employees will have a regular meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Peg’s Kitchen. « AMONG ITEMS to be discussed, at the meeting is a propawd picnic to be held in June. Friday...... Satarday... Simday.... V.K. Holgafai Vol. 108-No. 2 25(PtrCopy ’Thursday, May 15.1986 M Ml W. Ttm. I« Crnmmr ■ nut Pw Y.«. (TjM tar * ». 0.1 •( CMtj - nui fm Ym. HJt l«r« M. ctaM a>«<ar X OMr, Arte. ■IMI. Globe. Arboaa (USn OSO-UO) sout::;;-3T MicnoriLU div. AYi'N. :,ILL JAMcS 2v20 W. FAlRMOUiU PHOENIX* AZ; 8f017 > ATRimMA SIIFER miETLT YOUR AWARD-WINNING COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER IN ITS SECOND CENTURY OF SERVICE 'ilfh Globe city ponders preservation district PLAY BALL! It's that lime of year when baseball is the sport for young and old. Here T-League player Angel Martinez takes time out with his bubble gum while he waits for play to resume. Summercan't be far away. <■ Globe City Council members took a long look at a proposed ordinance to make Globe' an historic preservation district but cmmcilmen will be taking an even longer look before taking action on the measure. AS PRESENTED, the or­ dinance would have established a commission to review all building changes and renovations in the buildings in the designated preservation district, which would include the downtown area. The recommendation of that commission then would go to the city council for action. Councilnum Stan Gibson said he felt the proposed or­ dinance was "too negative, too restrictive” and he felt if it had been in force in 1955 projects such as widening Broad Street, setting up demolishing the Alden Theater and budding VaDey National Bank could not have been completed. “There are a lot of don’t dos and can’t dos, not what you can do,” Gibson said. Bob Bigando, of the county development office, drafted the ordinance, and said the or­ dinance does not prohibit anything, but merely creates a review process to help protect historic assets of Globe. “Historic resource attract tourists and this preserves the historic character of down­ town,” Bigando said. "Once resources are gone, they can never be put back...This is stewardship, protection of resources. The whole dty lost something valuable when the Dominion Hotel was allowed to decay and finally bum. It can never come l>ack.” Gibson' Bigando and Councilman Tom Conto will, meet with Attorney Bill 'Tifft to discuss wording of the proposed ordinance before brining it back to the coimdl. Bigando said the ordinance is needed to allow Globe to apply for status as a certified local government, giving it access to additional historic preservation funds. ’The deadline for the ap­ plication is mid-June giving the council another month to hammer out a compromise on the proposal. Many of the problems were solved on a short tom basis Tuesday as Bigando agreed that a clause automatically an , historic preservation distirict could be deleted. Thus, when the or­ dinance is approved, the commission would deal only with biAdiiigs already on the National Register of Historic Places. There are four in Globe — the old GUa County Court­ house, Holy Angels Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Globe Post Office. Under the ordinance^ the appointed commission then could^ begin designating buildings for inclusion in the district. - Gibson agreed with this move, saying it would give pr<g)erty owners a chance to look at the pros and cons of the historic preservation or- Although council members (Continued on Page 'Two) $50 deposit to be set for community center The Globe City Council is expected to institute a $50 refundable deposit for groups reserving the Globe Community Center. THE MATTER will be on Monday’s agenda. The deposit is necessary to see that groups using the grounds and restroom facilities make sure the area is left clean and free of vandalism. The deposit will be refunded after an inspection of the area by a city representative. Council members agiW 'Tuesday that all groups must pay the deposit if the community center is reserved for a function. Luis Agui^ said groups using the facility this year have been good al»ut cleaning and policing the area, however, problems in ^ past forced the dty to look at instituting the use agreement./ Mpaday ’s meeting is open to the public and begins at 1 pan. in the coimdl chambers. East Globe will remain open East Globe. School will stay open for the 1986-87 school year, the school board decided at last week’s meeting, at the expense of large teacher raises. THE SCHOOL was in danger of being dosed because of a district declining enroll­ ment and plans had gone as far as drawing curiiculums for the junior high and Copper Rim, which would have split the fifth and sixth elementary grade East Globe students. District Superintendent Orval K. Nutting, who offered the school closure move to provide funds for teacher raises, recommended it stay open. Stan Parker made the motion and Joe piorsetti seconded and the board voted 5-0 to keep the 69-year-old school open. In exchange- for keeping the school open, teachers will get School pacts OK'd Contracts for teachers, support staffs and sup- plementals for the 1986-87 school year were discussed and approved Tuesday night by the Miami School Board. ’THE BOARD voted 5-0 to offer teachers a $17,000 base pay salary, a raise of $1,6(JB. However teacher longevity steps will be frozen, meaning a teachers will be paid for one year less experience than they actually have. The salary schedule will provide for a 10.4 percent average pay raise. The smallest raise will be $1,600 (in base pay) and the largest is'$3,280. For teachers coming into the Miami district, the practice of giving them full credit for prior expOTence up to five years will be discontinued A salary schedule for sup­ port staff also was adopted by a 5-0 vote. The suppmt staff includes employees such as secretaries, custodians, aides and non-teacj^ng personal. ’The suigxnl staff ^ployees received a base pajr raise to $10,775, a $600 increase plus $275 for longevity increases.* The percent raises range froin 3.8 percent to 8.6 percent. The board discussed sup­ plemental money for sports and academic programs but meeting. A tentative recommendation had a net reduction of $1,548 in supplemental money with the elimination of the model ($739), assistant about $200 in raises, if any. Nutting said. “I listened to the public," Nutting said, "and they said keep it open. I listened to the teachers association and not one teacher said close it for a raise and I’ve read enough research on closing schools and even in a^ calm community closing a school causes bubbles and right now I don’t want this community to explode.” Nutting made his recom­ mendation about three hours into the regular meeting, which followed a one-hour public hearing that detailed East Globe’s closing. Nutting said he wanted to hear public comments before announcing ‘his recommendation. legislature softball coach ($924), varsity cheerleader ($963) and junior varsity cheerleader ($770). Two additions were recommended to the supplemental scale, mock tijiaLat $739 i^nd^high achoolch^T^der at $1,109. "I had it pT-etty well made up, but it would’ve flipped. I the people had come out in favor of it, ■ I would’ve recommended closing East Globe. I knew it was going to be a long meeting. Bkause of the pay ra^ factor, the teachers association had a large impact on the decision. “The teachers association basically never came out and said they wanted a raise,” Nutting said. “There’s a trade­ off there and they realize that. If you want raises and big classes or snudl classes and no raises.” StiU, East Globe’s principal next year is undetermined. Forrest McKelvy, now East Globe principal, may stay or go to Copper Rim. Carlos Salas, assistant superintendent and Copper Rim principal may stay or move into the district office. "Right now 1 plan to be superintendent and (Alfredo) Luna at the high school and jTOg i ! at a ; In addition, an football coaching position was another possible elimination, but football Coach Jeff Priestley, and athletic director, told the board with the number of students participating in spring football he needs all current football coaches. Priestley said he would forfeit one-half of his football salary to keep the assistant's position as well as the assistant softball post. Contract amounts ■ for ad­ ministrators . were discussed but ndn^proved. Three board members said the amounts should remain as the board agreed in executive session and one, Laido Rodriguez said the salaries should be frozen. Tentative contract amounts were published in the Silver Belt two weeks ago, but they had not been voted on by the board in public. Copper conference Saturday at MHS A Copper Community Conference is planned Saturday at Miami High School. The evenUa^sponsored by the town of Miami. REPRESENTATIVE of unions, companies aritUlocal government entities of copper communities have been invit^ to attend. Anyone interested in attending the conference should contact Town Coor­ dinator Tim McCoy at 473- 2281. Registration begins at 9 ajn. and the conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. The purpose of the con­ ference is to help the com­ munity cope with any possible problems in the event of a strike this year. The idea is to learn from problems faced in CUfton-Morend during the Phelps-Dodge strike, said McCoy. Miami Mayor Elias Lazarin will give the welcome. Other speakers for the event include Robert Barcon, Miami councilman: Tom Aguilar, Clifton major: Luis Montoya, superintendent of schools in Clifton-Morenci: Frank Reyes, Pinal County sheriff: Joe Albo, Gila County attorney, Jake Timmers, vice president of Inspiration Consolidated Copper Co.: and Edw Ball, head of negotiations for the United Steelworkers of America. Mayor Lazarin stressed that Saturday’s session is not an attempt to become involved in the specifics of labor negotiations bot rather to address how those negotiations could affect copper com­ munities. (Michael) Minton at the junKW high and that’s about it," Nutting said. “All the others are in limbo. I’d like to work Mr. McKelvy into Copper Rim.” Nutting’s decision is to either hire another principal or have one man cover two schools. If another ad­ ministrator is hired it will not be David Dean, Nutting said. In other action, the board approved putting a state mandated drug and alcohol abuse program into three departments instead of just Junior ROTC, as recommended by Luna. Since the drug and alcohol abuse program will be a state reguirement beginning with thik year’s eighth graders, putting the class in Junior ROTC would have made the military course mandatory, which drew the wrath of several paints. Luna said students, if their parents wished, could have been exempted from regular militaiy functions. Instead, students are given the option of taking the required program through Junior ROTC, health or physical education The district’s Title 7 Program is in jeopardy of losing federal funds and if they don’t come in, three Apache based courses will be eliminated from the high school curriculum. Ulna said funds are tied op in Washington p. C. and that they had been rejected by the Senate. If money is not available thi^h the federal govern­ ment, Apache language, history and culture probably could be offered to hi^ school jtudents through Gila Pubelo College. Luna said. The next meeting of the Globe School Board will be May 21 at 7:30 p.m.

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