According to Moline’s estimations, creating a procurement department within the City would cost more than $207,000 each year, which does not include the cost of finding space for the division.
While people most assuredly still enjoyed themselves over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it appears they did so responsibly as the Kingman Police Department made only one DUI arrest and the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office made none.
“It’s not all law enforcement, it’s not all business owners,” Schuster explained. “We wanted a plethora of different experience levels that we can bring forward to apply to all the different situations we find ourselves in.”
One of the first questions fielded by City Manager Ron Foggin and councilwomen Deana Nelson and SueAnn Mello Keener at Wednesday’s Mohave Republican Forum meeting was in regards to how Kingman is addressing its roads without funding.
The comment period for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s tentative five-year construction plan began Friday, March 15, and remains of importance to the City of Kingman and its efforts to bring to fruition the Rancho Santa Fe traffic interchange.
In the past two years, Puchek has been the defense attorney on 12 rape and or sexual abuse cases that have resulted in dismissals or acquittals. That includes nine consecutive acquittals.
Jordan has contacted City Clerk Sydney Muhle, Mohave County Elections Director Allen Tempert, Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Attorney General Mark Brnovich in an attempt to determine “whether or not campaign finance law was violated” by Robinson, who is the Mohave County Republican Committee District 1 director and chair of Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency.
Following a heated February meeting where residents of AAA Mobile Home Park expressed their displeasure with the way management went about introducing park-model homes to the area, almost no complaints were delivered Tuesday to City Planning and Zoning commissioners.
The Kingman Police Department has decided to cancel the 14th year of the Junior Police Academy due to staffing shortages, a move Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper says will allow KPD to focus on uniformed patrol.
“And what’s in the dross site is what you would say is the stuff that couldn’t be in the smelter, because they only smelted the aluminum,” said City Economic Development Director Gary Kellogg.
While the 2019 Festival of the Arts, a local Mother’s-Day weekend tradition, doesn’t take place until May, organizers are getting a jump start in calling for artists, crafters and other vendors interested in participating.
The Tri-State Veterans Stand Down held March 1 and 2 in Bullhead City saw nonprofits, organizations, veteran services and governmental agencies came together to help those who have served their country.
Council on Tuesday approved a new lease agreement for the space occupied by the Historic Route 66 Association at the Powerhouse Visitor Center by a vote of 5 – 1, with Vice Mayor Travis Lingenfelter dissenting, as he was interested in considering a percentage rent as opposed to the agreement presented.
“We’re really just searching for people, citizen volunteers, who are interested in the development of the community and would like a voice in that process,” said Planning Services Manager Rich Ruggles.
“We raise money for local graduates to go to college,” said event chair Bill Ward.
The ordinance defines exotic animals specifically, and excludes from the ban those normally associated with “rural agricultural activities” like horses, cattle, llamas and pigs.
Since the judge has yet to accept the agreement, Nevitt has the right to withdraw his guilty pleas.
“A lot of the reason for this move is solely based on location. The fact is this puts us in a place downtown that offers great visibility for us,” Hindenach said.
“Even though you’re a juvenile, you engaged in what would otherwise be considered as adult conduct,” Carlisle said.
One item returning to Council is regarding wild and exotic animal performances. The City wrote in a press release that the proposed ordinance would exempt rodeos, 4-H programs and other activities “inherent in our culture and region,” from the wild and exotic animal performances prohibition.
Bob Wallace, director of the Arizona Military Order of Devil Dog Charities, may live in Prescott now, but he grew up in Kingman.
Judge Carlisle said he believes judges should “for the most part” be consistent, and that it shouldn’t matter which judge presides over sentencing.
Rector had pleaded guilty in December to first-degree murder after deciding to represent himself in the case. Under the plea deal, charges of kidnapping and child abuse were dismissed.
Three rezones will be considered by the board. The first is for an approximately 1.95-acre property located north of Spring Rain Drive and east of Franhi Road. The request is to rezone the property from residential-recreation 10-acre minimum to residential-recreation to allow for a minor land division.
The City of Kingman Public Works Department said that when it comes to mitigating damage from the Feb. 20 snow storm, their focus is “potholes, potholes, potholes.”
“We think they (the Mohave County Attorney’s Office) ought to recuse themselves now, for no other reason than they’re prosecuting Mr. Eder, who was their witness/victim in a very substantial case,” Novak said.
Adrian Hairston, Kingman Fire Department battalion chief, is now one of only 1,344 chief fire officers worldwide after having completed the International Professional Designation Process.
“The big piece for our employers is it offers them a third-party credential, so that they’re having someone other than the candidate themselves speak to the skills the candidate has,” Hindenach said.
Steve Robinson, chair of Kingman Citizens for Honesty, Accountability and Transparency, had signatures he filed with the City Monday for the recall of Vice Mayor Travis Lingenfelter returned to him on Tuesday as, according to the City, not enough signatures were collected.
The City of Kingman is set to revisit concerns of exotic animal usage in circuses at the March 5 Council meeting, and while the City says an adopted ordinance would not affect the circus scheduled for March, there remains opposition to the effort.
“They’ll cover how to recognize an overdose, how to treat the overdose, how to use the Narcan and ways to avoid overdose,” Yamaguchi said of Wednesday’s training.
Wright’s attorneys, Michael Denea and Aaron Moskowitz, said they would be filing a motion to dismiss either the first or second count charged in the case. Those counts are terrorism and misconduct involving weapons, respectively.
Gaven Robel told Judge Billy Sipe that he is on prescription medication for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. According to his attorney Sandra Carr, who spoke at Robel’s sentencing, the murder of 41-year-old Kingman resident Ryan Couch “did not need to happen.”
Kingman Police Department Chief Bob DeVries said his department received more than $650,000 in grants in 2018
DeVries said the department received 42,301 calls for service in 2018. He noted that figure is a 5.6 percent reduction from the previous year.