Casa Grande Dispatch in Casa-Grande, Arizona
11 Jul 1977

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11 Jul 1977

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Casa Grande Dispatch (Newspaper) - July 11, 1977, Casa Grande, Arizona Of oils measured up i it 25 Inch in Picacho Mem kit Clell photo first measurable summer rain comes with wind dust lightning Tom Wung jaw Meta Pinai Juak Power reported us emf or Toni in kp1n on Lach in utter measured tit u us 1 13 inches teat is Mew Between hittite co at cask Fer de reports on extent of outages an d specific areas affected not available from aps late Thi s morning Arizona Public services office i 1 Eloy reported a Power outage i the old City limits for Abou r 25 minutes Between ind 7 15 p m sunday night also reportedly struck a Power pole at or Street and Battaglia drive no major damage was reported a to Eloy police the aps office in Coolidge reports d no significant problems in the area As a result of sundays storm officials said the storm mostly by passed the area Casa Grande firemen were kept for a Brief period Sun toy night responding to reports of Power pole fires and Lightn ing strikes firemen responded to five locations Between p m and 8 n after lightning a fuck a is Power poles at 417 n Trekell Road 625 w Melrose he n French St and at French Street and Mcmurray Only one pole at this address was actually on f i re they reported firemen also responded to Houck Street and Mcmurray Boulevard where a Power line hair been downed they stood until aps Crews Cut the Power the official 04 o Inch of rain recorded for Casa Grande brought the total so far for the Calendar year to inches the last measurable ram fell on june 8 it was 03 Inch sophisticated ruthless attempt made on reputation Babbitt says Abuk in gambling figures to destroy my Bibb to flatly Ariit Kaffl Lurf r Rita Rit Tami Fri the raid Cue toy Takt Runft fender Tea Oitai u making under i be to Ftp known Babbitt a Democrat mentions i As a possible candidate Lor governor next year said he Biol fault the decision of Hawkins to ask he Fri to make the probe however he said u Wai his opinion that the charges were utterly frivolous and that the investigation probably was not War ranted the attorney also said he might consider a libel or Dander suit depend Ling on the Ulrome othe investigation i will make a de Cimon on my political future toward the end of Tae summer or Early fall i Hope this matter will resolved Well pfc Buiu said the curent proof and previous lawsuits filed him have not had a dampening effect on his political ambitions Are times i any Job when you think the game is nor Worth the he said Bui 1 think we have gotten a lol done Babbitt said that during the Pas t two years he has been personally sued for hundreds of Mill ions of dollars in lawsuits in California new Mexico and elsewhere that ended in he declined to spec my wino filed the suits and Whf her they might the o the current allegations this office has taken a wrong Una uncompromising stance on Babbitt said another Effort made to Start Bollet trial to a True w degree ii la i kit 4r Grande pal county daily newspaper i in ei57t Patch 15 per copy Casa Grande Arizona 85222 monday july vol Xiii no 161 Revenue sharing funds important cos tentative budget to be adopted tonight by Diana Kramer sum writer the Casa Grande City Council will adopt a tentative budget or this fiscal ear during a special meeting at 7 tonight in the Council Chambers at City Hall John Fellet City finance director will explain proposed uses for Federal Revenue sharing funds on july 25 there will be a hearing when citizens can com ment on the budget if the Council makes no major changes in the budget it May be adopted that night Fellet said this schedule is tentative and is subject to change by the Council he said Fellet explained proposed uses for the Federal Revenue sharing funds this years budget will be very different from other years because of a Bill passed by the Arizona legislature Senate Bill 1166 Fellet said under Normal conditions cities can Only increase certain budget areas by 10 per cent per year this year because of Senate Bill 1166 for one year Only there Are no he said this will help cities and towns that have been ravaged by inflation and population increases Fellet said the Bill serves As a Popoff he said this year cities can increase their budget bases by using Federal Revenue sharing to pay for budget items not limited to 10 percent increases he said then when the 10 per cent limitation is reinstated next year and inflation or population increases again ravage the budget Federal Revenue sharing funds can be transferred to areas that Are limited to 10 per cent increases Fellet said in every budget there Are certain items that Are limited by Law and others that Are not population increases and inflation will affect certain departments More than others he said As a result past budget shave not realistically represented actual expenditures this adjusting has not been illegal but it has been misleading and nearly All cities and towns have been forced to do it Fellet said this years Senate Bill will Force cities to prepare realistic budgets he said this year for instance the total budget is basically the same at last years but it has been rearranged Fellet used examples to explain his Point refuse collection and disposal is on department that is not limited to 10 per cent increases while finance if population increases or inflation demands that collection increase its budget by 20 per cent in one year then it is increased by 20 per cent if City Council approves it but the finance department is limited to 10 per cent in creases so its staff or budget have been stretched by using people or Money from refuse collection or any department not limited to 10 per cent increases if one person spends most of her time Billing citizens for trash collection or sewage f is her salary May be paid by the refuse collection or departments even though her Job is really a finance department function this year As a result of the Senate Bill she will be Cut from refuse collection budget and added to the finance depart ment budget where she really belongs her Transfer May show up As a five per cent increase for the finance depart ment which is very misleading Ferlet said theres another Way the City is preparing for future budget hijackers release hostages Helsinki Finland api two hijackers who seized a soviet jetliner on a Domestic flight released More than half of their 79 hostages in Helsinki today and five More escaped authorities said they said the hijackers threatened to blow up their plane unless it was refuelled but four deadlines passed without incident in Sweden foreign ministry officials reported and then retracted the report that the hijackers had left Helsinki in a Light plane they blamed the misunderstanding on communications problems with the finns finnish authorities said negotiations were continuing they gave no indication of the motives or what kind of arms they had increases Fellet social Security deductions for City employees Are not lira Ted to 10 per cent increases this year those deductions will be paid using Federal Revenue sharing funds Fellet said other budget items usually limited will be paid for with cd the fire department is another limited department for explanation purposes in a hypothetical situation in three years it May need another fire truck to give Casa Grande residents adequate fire Protection purchasing another fire truck would be a 22 per cent in crease the fire department is limited 10 Only la per cent in creases where will the extra 12 per cent come from see tentative budget Page 10 Little league Section in today dispatch Cotton acreage higher in state Phoenix the Arizona crop and livestock reporting service in its june acreage report released today estimated planted Upland Cotton acreage in at acres an increase of 3b Pel cent Over 1976 Pima Cotton is forecast at acres compared with acres last year Cotton is in All stages of development ranging from emergence to Boll setting in the warmer the service reports for other crops the service said sorghum acreage planted for All purposes is estimated to be acres Down from the acres planted in 1976 planting is virtually Complete with Only a few Fields remain ing to be planted following Small Grain Harvest growers estimate they will Swath acres of Alfalfa Hay a slight increase about 5 percent above last year third cutting is Complete in the warmer Central and Western areas and is making Good Progress in the cooler Southeast there Are acres of Corn planted with acres for Grain in Arizona this year the major increase is in the Southeastern areas of the state this compares with acres planted in 1976 there is estimated to be acres of sugar beets this year the crop is All harvested in the Yuma area and is expected to be Complete in the Salt River Valley by mid july beets for fall Harvest in Cochise county Are growing Well safflower was almost nonexistent in 1976 but growers in tend to Harvest acres in 1977 see Heads Are developing Well As the crop nears maturity wheat and Barley Harvest is virtually Complete in most of the Central and Western areas Arizona growers Are expected to Harvest a total of acres of wheat including acres of Winter wheat and acres of durum this is a drastic reduction when compared to the acres of Winter wheat and acres of durum last year Harley acres harvested is estimated to be the same last year i Robill of incl As Fornauf Rudd come of fair i ii Istrol Lizul i Rimli los Lii i Lux uti Chr Moon thu rent i a Jinn h night in i lignin a Hini sri Oil Ili Inni i he i Cut Iii nil i Nulli Ijiro stir my mini liars in Flinn Ilner i Lilii id Clil imm Ullh Iasi Iii Lill Phr Milfrd i Yuul in los nmn Ultch he fire i in stir inor int

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