Goodman: Checking water pressure, fire hydrants in San Tan Valley

I received many calls and emails over the weekend from our residents regarding water pressure concerns. I also visited several of your homes to see the problems you are facing firsthand. I want to let you all know that we have heard your call for help and are working to ensure the proper parties are […]

San Tan Valley petitions may not have enough valid signatures

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on Monday is to discuss two items concerning San Tan Valley – invalidating the petitions for incorporation and a request by Florence and Queen Creek to advocate for the Arizona Corporation Commission for them to become third-party managers to manage Johnson Utilities. The special public meeting and closed-door executive […]

Pinal County Supervisor Todd House collects 27,000 donated diapers

  What started as a small donation drive five years ago has turned into a bonanza for local human-aid agencies. District 5 Pinal County Supervisor Todd House has been holding a diaper drive since he was elected to the office.  Each year, the donations keep on growing and growing and growing. “It’s amazing, the people’s […]

Vote tallies for Propositions 416 and 417 approved by supervisors

The vote tallies for Propositions 416 and 417 are now official. The Pinal County Board of Supervisors canvassed the results of the Nov. 7 election at the Nov. 15 meeting; 47,061 ballots were cast. Proposition 416 will create a network of new roads and freeways throughout Pinal County. Proposition 417 funds these projects through a half-cent […]

Supervisor Smith named president of County Supervisors Association

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith (District 4) will lead the County Supervisors Association for the upcoming year.  Supervisor Smith was elected president of the organization following a unanimous vote from the CSA membership. Supervisor Smith succeeds Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin, according to a press release. “I am honored to be chosen by all of […]

Chase: Ironwood Road safety project becoming a reality

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors approved the design concept for the upcoming Ironwood Road safety improvements. Last year, the board voted to bond for these safety improvements along with the current work on the Hunt Highway widening project. The safety improvements will span 5 miles from Elliot Road south to […]

Supervisor House looks forward to 2016 as board chairman

Since the Pinal County Board of Supervisors went to five members, the duties of the chairman are passed on every year instead every 16 months, as it did when there were three board members. In the final meeting of 2015, the board chose District 5 Supervisor Todd House to chair the meetings for 2016.  District […]

Supervisor Smith elected vice president of County Supervisors Association

Pinal County Supervisor Anthony Smith was unanimously elected by his colleagues as the first vice president of the County Supervisors Association of Arizona at the Nov. 19 meeting of the CSA Board of Directors.

“This is a wonderful honor,” Supervisor Smith said in a press release. “I am looking forward to representing my fellow supervisors in this vital organization and look forward to working on behalf of counties throughout the state as the legislature begins its new session in January.”

CSA is a non-partisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization representing the 61 county supervisors leading Arizona’s 15 counties. For more than 30 years, CSA has served as a forum for county leaders to address important issues facing local constituents and develop a proactive state and federal policy agenda.

“Supervisor Smith is a dedicated public servant whose experience and commitment to local government make him an exceptional representative of Arizona counties,” outgoing CSA President Clint Hickman said in the release. “His selection as first vice president reflects the trust and confidence that his fellow supervisors have in him.”

Pinal County supervisors OK contract to house Kingman inmates

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors on July 22 unanimously approved a contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections to temporarily house state inmates.

The inmates come from the privately managed Arizona State Prison-Kingman where a riot broke out on July 2. The results of the riot forced the closure of four dormitories and the relocation of nearly 1,200 inmates. Pinal County is housing 372 of those inmates, according to a press release.

The other inmates are being housed in Apache, Navajo and Santa Cruz counties.

Pinal County Manager Greg Stanley said in the release that the negotiations between ADOC and the county departments affected by the transfer of new inmates — sheriff, detention, public health and finance — were fruitful in making sure all costs were covered.

“We have set up a subsidiary account through finance to make sure we are paid for housing these inmates in full,” Mr. Stanley said in the release. “We need to recapture our costs and we will be able to track these through special finance codes.”