Meeting was called to order by the Vice-Chairperson Debbie Morrow in the absents of Lil Jones, Chairperson.
Pledge of allegiance was led by Ken Freese.
Roll was taken by secretary Ernest Green. Present: Carol Yokum, Debbie Morrow, Ernest Green, Arlene Drestre, Ken Freese, Jimmie Lou Gusman, Chris Dimitrakopoulus.
Excused: Lil Jones.
Treasurer Report was given by Ken Freese. Noted $1,306.99 present bank balance. It was also noted there were two bills were expected but the amounts were not known.
Minutes of the April 2, 2009 meeting were approved by the Council and are available at the library or on our website at www.WPCCC.info.
Bill Staples , Pima County Property Tax Assessors Office Department was introduced by Debbie Morrow. It was his desire to clarify recent assessment documents received by Ajo property owners. The notices are for the 2010 tax year. It is too late to contest free of charge, as noted on the notice , as time has passed. You may contest if you file suit. There are many reasons that like owners do not share like bills. For information contact the office by calling the number on the notice. Your taxes may go up or down. At this time the various agencies have not set rates for 2010. It was noted he had come to Ajo to clarify the assessment notification process.
Sgt. Holt, Sheriffs Office was introduced by Ken Freese. Reported the office remains on flu alert with those articles needed if called to assist or come upon a situation. Staffing will increase by two new Deputies in June. Signs around BLM lands that state "you are entering areas of danger", or words to that effect, were posted by BLM on land under their jurisdiction. It is true there is heavy traffic at this time. It was commented that the HWY 85 check point was deserted one night last week. It was due to the need for additional officers on a high priority incident. If an Ajo resident has a complaint about treatment or conduct of an officer call 387-8539 and speak to a supervisor.
Agent Greg Gibson, Border Patrol Community Relations Officer, was introduced by Jimmie Lou Guzman. Noted increased activity closer to roads and population due to the summer heat and need for water. If traffic or activity is noted call 387-7002. It was asked if loaded pickups or trailers were stopped by border patrol going south looking for guns. It was noted it was done periodically. Based on previous intelligence. Mexican officers do often. If unbecoming activity by an officer is observer or questioned call the Ajo station. If groups attempt to block the road or try to get you to stop, do not stop and do whatever possible to drive safely away. These people are most likely desperate. Call the Ajo office as noted. Officers are ready and willing to do their job. It was noted new officers are arriving all the time. It is hped Ajo will make them welcome. A question regarding street lights was raised. People were advised to contact PCSD OR USBP.
Chris Dimitrakopoulus informed all regarding the many activities honoring National Womenís Week in Ajo. From May 6th through May 15th. See flyer.
Carol Yokum noted the need to find a compromise regarding the bells. Debbie Morrow noted a written agreement had been agreed to by ISDA before construction.. The question was left on the floor.
On the motion by Carol Yokum, seconded by Ernest Green, to close the meeting , yhe meeting was closed by Acting Chair Debbie Morrow at 8:15 pm.
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