Copper Basin News
During the monthly Kearny Town Council meeting the council approved the call for election this summer. The positions on the council up for election is the mayors seat and three council seats. The two year seat for Mayor Sam Hossler is open in addition to the four year terms for Vice Mayor Daniel Radcliff and Councilmembers Neil Gambell and Lana Dalton. The election will be held during the primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 26. If a general election is needed it will be held on Nov. 4. Those interested in running for office should pick up a candidate packet on Monday, March 24, 2014.
Following a brief executive session the council returned to open session and voted to hire Interim Town Manager Anna Flores as the new town manager. Flores will officially replace Gene Green who resigned in January. Flores has been serving the Town of Kearny for two years as the town clerk.
The council voted to approve a $12,300 reimbursement to the Copper Basin Railway for the upgrading of the Tilbury railroad crossing. The associated costs will cover the removal, excavation and installation of existing and new asphalt.
The council also approved a few housekeeping items for Pioneer Days and heard a presentation on the upcoming San Pedro River Festival which will be held at the Winkelman Flats Town Park in May.