Town of Hayden to make budget cuts

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Last week the Town of Hayden approved its annual budget at $8.5 million.

With the current amount budgeted the council announced that there will be close to $600,000 in cuts to the budget. Those exact cuts were not announced publicly during the regular session meeting but will be covered in future meetings. Some of the ideas to cut the funds were addressed in a work session earlier in the month; some of the suggestions are cutting town employees down to 72 hour work weeks, increasing fees for golf course and ramada use, and also evaluating town positions that could be part time positions.

The council also approved their minutes from several meetings including minutes from May 19, 2014. Arizona State Law requires that minutes need to be completed within 72 hours of a meeting. The minute approvals are now all caught up for the Town of Hayden.

The Council also heard a brief presentation from Andrew Taplin, the project manager for Resolution Copper. Taplin updated the council on the project and explained that they anticipate the drilling for the #10 shaft to be completed in October and that crews are starting to ramp up again now that the cooling system has been improved.

Taplin also explained that Resolution Copper contributed funds to the Hayden-Winkelman Little League, the Hayden-Mammoth softball team, and also was a major sponsor for the San Pedro River Festival. Taplin explained that those contributions are part of their social license to operated in the Copper Corridor region.

In other business the council approved the annual service fee for the Spillman system which aids the police department in both local and interagency communications.

Mila Besich-Lira (104 Posts)

Mila Besich-Lira is a resident of Superior with two children. She volunteers for many local organizations. She is an experienced fundraiser and event planner for Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition. She covers some of the area town councils and schools.


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