Council to be briefed on Crossroads Mission statistics, new programs
During its work session this week, the Yuma City Council will hear an update on activity at Crossroads Mission.
The briefing will be provided by Executive Director Myra Garlit, who will discuss summer statistics for the mission and new programs offered by the organization. Crossroads Mission provides a homeless shelter, drug and alcohol treatment and other programs.
Garlit's presentation will be during the citizens forum to be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza.
It will be followed by the work session business at 5:30 p.m., to include the regular city council and staff discussion on upcoming agenda items.
In addition, Walter Richter, administrator of corporate affairs for Southwest Gas Corporation, will give a presentation on the utility's community involvement and current projects.
Also, city staff will brief the council on the proposed development agreement with Yuma Regional Medical Center. The hospital is in the midst of a major development project that will include construction of a patient parking garage, new cancer center and much larger, state-of-the-art emergency department.
In addition to the work session, the council will hold its regular meeting this week at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the council chambers.
The council will be asked to approve outside agency agreements between the city of Yuma and various organizations it helps fund in turn for services they provide the city and community. They include:
- Amberly's Place - $52,380
- Greater Yuma Economic Development Corporation - $232,000
- Yuma Visitors Bureau - $650,000
Also on the meeting's agenda is a measure to approve the preliminary and final plat for the Triple "S" Industrial Park Unit 2 subdivision. The proposed subdivision would be located on 34.5 acres at the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Gillaspie Place. The applicant is Dahl, Robbins & Associates on behalf of owner YLI, LLC.
In other business the council will consider a resolution opposing the implementation of retail electric competition statewide and request that the Arizona Corporation Commission review data from deregulated states before making a decision on this matter.
The staff report indicates that the city desires the stability of electrical service and rates now provided by Arizona Public Service Co., through its investment in the state.
Complete agendas for both meetings are available on the city’s website at yumaaz.gov.
For those who are unable to attend a meeting in person, city council meetings and work sessions are broadcast live on Time Warner Channel 73.