Tuesday, November 30, 2010
This meeting will be held in the E.O.C. Room, Bldg F, 31 N Pinal Street, Florence AZ
Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 6:00p.m.
All are welcome at the meeting.
Monday, November 29, 2010
FLORENCE – A Pinal County Animal Care & Control employee was terminated November 19th following an investigation into the accidental euthanasia of a dog on Monday. Pinal County launched an investigation on Monday, on the same day that the dog was euthanized. The dog in question was "Target," a street dog from Afghanistan who became a lifesaving hero when she thwarted an attack by a suicide bomber. She was later brought to the US by volunteers and private donors to live in San Tan Valley with a soldier's family.
Monday's press release announcing the launch of the investigation is at http://bit.ly/9WlKka.
"We are continuing to look into management practices and procedures at Animal Care & Control to ensure that something like this cannot happen again," said Lisa Garcia, Assistant County Manager for Health & Human Services.
Thanksgiving Holiday Trash and Recycling Collection Schedule
City of Casa Grande offices and services, with the exception of emergency services, will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The Library will close at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24 and reopen at 9 AM on Saturday, November 27.
Trash collection days will be affected. Trash normally collected on Thursday, November 25 will be collected on Friday, November 26. Trash collection normally made on Friday, November 26 will be collected on Saturday, November 27.
Recycling collection normally made on Thursday, November 25 will be collected on Friday, November 26. Recycling collection normally made on Friday, November 26 will be collected on Saturday, November 27.
The Casa Grande Landfill will be closed on Thursday, November 25 and open from 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Friday, November 26. The landfill will return to normal operating hours, 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 27.
For information on the holiday trash and recycling schedule, please contact the Public Works Department at (520) 421-8625 or visit the City's website at www.casagrandeaz.gov.
Dodie Doolittle, Pinal County Treasurer elected 1st Vice President of Arizona Association of Counties
elected President of the Arizona Association of Counties.
Carter, who has served as an officer of the Arizona Association of Counties (AACo) since
2007, was elected by the membership during the 2010 AACo Annual Conference & Tradeshow
last week. County officials from around the state gathered to participate in the educational
sessions during the annual conference and to elect the association's executive leadership.
following elected county officials:
- The Honorable Keith Russell, Maricopa County Assessor, 2nd Vice President
- The Honorable Buster Johnson, Mohave County Supervisor, 3rd Vice President
- The Honorable Derek Rapier, Greenlee County Attorney, Immediate Past-President
recently appointed Justice to the Arizona Supreme Court administered the oath of office to the
AACo officers during an induction ceremony on Thursday evening.
officials and the governments they serve in the State of Arizona. Founded in 1968, AACo
provides essential services to the state's counties. AACo advances issues with the state and federal
government, improves the public understanding of county government, assists counties in finding
and sharing innovative solutions through education and research and provides value-added
services to save counties and taxpayers money.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The short ceremony was held at Long Term Care's administrative offices in Florence. Lisa Garcia, Assistant County Manager for Health and Human Services, recognized the efforts of the case workers and managers within the Pinal/Gila Long Term Care system.
"I applaud your hard work and dedication to a precious resource – our seniors," Garcia said.
The Long Term Care program began in 1990 with a focus on Pinal County residents. Gila County services were added in 2001.
"When the program began, two case managers served fewer than 400 members," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Pete Rios. "The primary focus in 1990 was contract administration and nursing home placements. Today, Pinal/Gila Long Term Care has more than 78 percent of the 1,485 members living in home- and community-based settings. They're able to receive care in a comfortable, familiar setting. The staff is to be congratulated for providing a much-needed service to seniors, especially among our rural communities."
Pinal/Gila Long Term Care is actively planning for the next 20 years by:
- Creating educational forums throughout Pinal and Gila Counties to promote awareness of opportunities for residents to become licensed Adult Foster Care Homes.
- In February, an application to Medicare will be submitted so that Pinal/Gila Long Term Care can offer Medicare services directly to Long Term Care members.
- In April, a competitive bid will be submitted to the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) for Pinal/Gila Long Term Care to continue to serve as the program contractor in Pinal and Gila Counties for the next five years.
For more information about Pinal/Gila Long Term Care and the services provided, visit www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/LongTermCare/Pages/Home.aspx or phone (520)866-6775.
"Citizens from throughout the county made sure that the Comprehensive Plan reflected their goals. Stakeholders such as cities, towns, tribal communities, landowners along with people who work in the development community had a strong role in shaping the Plan."