Globe — Globe City Council and City Manager, Brent Billingsley, honored the retirement of Besh Ba Gowah Director Rosie Mansour at the city council meeting on Monday, Jan. 27.
Billingsley called her a ray of sunshine and said, "No one will ever love Besh the way Rosie loves Besh." As a going-away present, Mansour was given a plaque and ring with her birth stone. Mansour thanked everyone at the city for their help during the last 15 years. She will stay at Besh Ba Gowah two more weeks to train her replacement.
Globe will donate its dive equipment to the Gila County Sheriff's Office Multi-Agency Public Safety Dive team. Globe Fire Chief Al Gameros said the equipment is just sitting in the station and the sheriff's office is in need of the equipment. The county's dive team is starting to train counties around the state, and they serve the northeastern part of the state when there is a body or piece of evidence below the water's surface.
Finance Director Joe Jarvis told council that the city has more than $100,000 remaining in WIFA Funding, and the city cannot receive any more money from WIFA until the balance is spent. The city will spend the money by replacing the current 50-year-old meters with 700 new meters. The new meters will be electronic meters.