editor: Fred Miller February 3, 2019 #1/2020
Hello, While waiting for some tax info from the State and permit info from COB, I have accrued quite a collection of stuff, so sipping from the firehose of information, here it is. I'll run the item about direct credits again. But it is a good deal for organizations and a good deal for individuals. Check it out. fred
CITY COUNCIL MEETING TUESDAY February 4, 2020 7:00 CITY HALL 915 S. TOVREAVILLE
AGENDA INVOCATION: PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL TO THE PUBLIC THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED, CONSIDERED AND/OR DECIDED UPON AT THIS MEETING: GENERAL BUSINESS: 1. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Subject to availability of funds 2. Approval of the Consent Agenda A. Approval of the Minutes of the Work Session of Mayor and Council held on January 14, 2019 at 5:30 pm. B. Approval of the Resignation of Susan Mathews from the Library Advisory Board. C. Approval of the Appointment of Kelly Galligan to the Animal Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. D. Approval of the Appointment of Janet Gray to the Animal Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. E. Approval of the Appointment of Holly Kemp to the Animal Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. F. Approval of the Appointment of Leslie Kurtak to the Animal Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. G. Approval of the Appointment of Kathy Sowden to the Animal Ordinance Ad Hoc Committee. H. Approval of the Appointment of Samantha Poppe to the Youth Council. I. Approval of the Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Use of Goar Park with parking spaces for the Bisbee Pride’s Day Stage: Music & Entertainers on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 6:00am to 8:00pm, this includes set up and breakdown. J. Approval of the Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Use of Grassy Park with Parking Spaces all around park and street from Friday, June 19, 2020 to Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 6:00am to 10:00pm, this includes set up and breakdown. K. Approval of a Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Use of Subway Street for the Bisbee Pride Village with all parking on Subway Street from Friday, June 19, 2020 and Saturday, June 20, 202 from 10:00am to 1:00am and Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 6:00am to 4:00pm, this includes set up and breakdown. L. Approval of a Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Use of City Park with Parking Spaces in front for the Bisbee Pride Main Stage Performers, Vendors, After Dance and Sunday Bingo, this also includes the use of Taylor Avenue for the Ice Man Race, on Friday, June 19, 2020 and Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 8:00am to 1:00am and Sunday, June 21, 2020 from 6:00am to 4:00pm. Taylor Avenue will only be closed from 7:30 to 10:30 on Saturday, June 21st. M. Approval of a Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Use of 100 Tombstone Canyon to Goar Park for the Bisbee Pride Parade on Saturday, June 20, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:00am. N. Approval of a Special Event Liquor License Application submitted by Easterseals Blake Foundation for an event to be held at City Park on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Dina Scalone, Applicant. O. Approval of a Liquor License Application for the Bisbee Social Club located at 67 Main Street, Bisbee, Arizona; Kevin Arnold Kramber, Applicant. P. Approval of a Liquor License Application for the Family Dollar Store #24979 located at 1101 S Naco Highway, Bisbee, Arizona; Ralphael Sean Piche, Applicant. NEW BUSINESS 3. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Contract for Services with Ambulance Medical Billing (AMB) for Ambulance Billing Services. Keri Bagley, Finance Director 4. Public Hearing and Discussion and Possible Approval to abandon the portion of an easement adjacent to parcel #103-99-053B “Also known as 223 Youngblood Hill”. Theresa Coleman, City Manger 5. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Notice of Intent to Adopt Ordinance O-20-01; Amending the City Code Section 10.1.8, Nuisance. Theresa Coleman, City Manager 6. Discussion and Possible Approval of Resolution R-20-01; Supporting the Bisbee Bus Transit Program and the Application for funds to Operate the Bisbee Transit/Bus System. Jesus Haro, Public Works Director 7. Discussion and Possible Approval to publish a Request for Proposal to demolish and dispose of the remaining structure at 118 Arizona Street. Jesus Haro, Public Works Director 8. Discussion and Possible Approval to purchase Material and Installation for Ultraviolet System upgrades to the San Jose Waste Water Treatment Plant. Jesus Haro, Public Works Director 9. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Maintenance & Management Agreement between Spillman Technologies and the Bisbee Police Department to incorporate a new Mandatory Uniform Crime Reporting System (NIBRS). Albert Echave, Chief of Police 10. Discussion and Possible Recommendations regarding the Evaluation of the Job Performance of Theresa Coleman, City Manager. David M. Smith, Mayor 11. City Manager's Report: · Update on Street Lights · Other Current events (No Discussion) COUNCIL COMMENTS OR FUTURE AGENDA ITEM SUGGESTIONS: (Council members may suggest topics for future meeting agendas, but Council will not here discuss, deliberate or take any action on these topics.): · Mayor Smith would like to comment on Communication and Transparency. · Councilmember Giacomino and Cline would like to comment on Norman Wymbs
GIVE MONEY IN BISBEE>>>>>PAY LESS STATE TAXES
You may receive a direct credit on your Arizona State Income Tax by contributing to some non-profit organizations. The Bisbee organizations are listed below. (also see qualifications for organizations below) Pertinent details are at: https://azdor.gov/tax-credits/contributions-qcos-and-qfcos As an example…if you owe $800 for your state income tax and you have given $500 to one of the organizations below, you can subtract this donation directly from the state taxes you owe on your filing form as long as you have a receipt from the org. This credit may be taken for 2019 or 2020 as long as you make your donation before the 15th day of the fourth month following the close of the taxable year. The following Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) in Bisbee are the only ones you may take a tax credit for. You must use the 5 digit number assigned to the organization, not the name of the org. 20232 Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless PO Box 5393, Bisbee, (520) 432-7839 20346 Boys & Girls Club of Bisbee 405 Arizona Street, Bisbee, (520) 432-3010 21009 Montessori School of Bisbee, Inc. 1900 S Naco Highway, Bisbee, 432-8075 20422 Premier Alliances, Inc. PO Drawer AM, Bisbee, (520) 432-5771 20934 Step Up Bisbee/NACO 44 High Road, Bisbee, URL (520) 561-7220 20496 Verhelst Recovery House PO Box 4098, Bisbee, URL (520) 432-3764 20254 Women's Transition Project, Inc. PO Box 943, Bisbee, (520) 432-1771 DETAILS This individual income tax credit is available for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The tax credit is claimed on Form 321. The maximum credit allowed is $800 for married filing joint filers and $400 for single, heads of household, and married filing separate filers.
Is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3), or is a designated community action agency that receives community services block grant program monies pursuant to 42 United States Code Section 9901. Provides services that meet immediate basic needs. Serves Arizona residents who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents whose household income is less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or are chronically ill or physically disabled individuals. Spends at least 50% of its budget on qualified services to qualified Arizona residents. Affirms that it will continue spending at least 50% of its budget on qualified services to qualified Arizona residents.
tax credits are also available for qualifying foster Care Organizations. See those regs here: Form 352. Charter schools (School tuition Organizations, STOs) also qualify for these credits)
WHILE DITZY DONALD TWEETS DECISIVE DAMAGE DONE
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CHARTER FAMILIES HOARD VOUCHER MONEY "Dozens of families in the state’s school voucher program are sitting on account balances of $50,000 or more, with nine of them accumulating more than $100,000 of taxpayer money over several years, according to public records." https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2020/01/30/parents-in-voucher-program-hold-onto-funds-amass-large-sums/?utm_term=Parents%20in%20voucher%20program%20hold%20onto%20funds%2C%20amass%20large%20sums&utm_campaign=Big%20fights%20loom%20over%20few%20differences%20in%20GOP%20spending%20proposals&utm_content=email&utm_source=Act-On+Software&utm_medium=email&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Big%20fights%20loom%20over%20few%20differences%20in%20GOP%20spending%20proposals-_-Parents%20in%20voucher%20program%20hold%20onto%20funds%2C%20amass%20large%20sums
+++++++++++++++++ MUST HAVE NEWSLETTER TO FOLLOW THE AZ LEGISLATURE Here is the link to Melinda Iyer's much-anticipated Legislature Weekly, Preview Edition. This is the fourth session that Melinda has covered, and her insights are ever more thoughtful and trusted. +++++++++++++++++ REQUEST TO SPEAK AT THE LEGE: DO IT! This form will enable you to comment on bills in formation and up for votes https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdjBMoAJrjHD57GGegmdUCKAowcr93K4vQA6a7_AjyElBtrQ/viewform?emci=5dfb9ded-6835-ea11-a1cc-2818784d084f&emdi=2ec765c2-9735-ea11-a1cc-2818784d084f&ceid=1101498 +++++++++++++++++ CLASS SCHEDULE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING https://www.flipsnack.com/cochisecollegecenter4lifelonglearning/spring-2020-schedule/full-view.html
BLARNEY, OLDER FOLKS AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO FORGET...WHAT IS THE CORONOVIRUS https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/25/what-is-the-coronavirus-wuhan-china-virus-symptoms?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0yMDAxMjU%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email ++++++++++++++++ IN THE STREETS/CLIMATE CHANGE MOBILIZATION https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/25/climate-change-election-2020-youth-activism?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0yMDAxMjU%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email ++++++++++++++++
TREE HUGGERS SAVE THE SEQUOIAS! A conservation group raised $15.65 million to purchase 530 acres of the Alder Creek Grove of giant sequoias, purchasing the largest private holding of the trees in one fell swoop. The Redwoods League raised the money from 8,500 donors across the country and world, buying up the 483 giant sequoias, including one 3,000-year-old 25-story sequoia, Stagg tree, the fifth-largest recorded tree in the world, now permanently earmarked for conservation. The League intends to own the property, clean it up to guard against wildfire, then sell it to the U.S. Forest Service for inclusion in the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Now, just 739 acres of giant sequoias remain in private hands. Bettina Boxall, The Los Angeles Times
POLITICAL MAILERS: MOTHER JONES NEEDS SOME HELPThe 2020 Democratic primary is already underway. Which means that, across the country, mailboxes are starting to sag under the weight of several metric tons of direct mail from presidential candidates.Facebook, for all its faults (actually, because of all its faults), makes it extremely easy to search political advertisements but there’s no such database for old-fashioned political mail-mailbox mail.Campaigns and outside groups often say stuff in mailers they don’t say in public—it’s where they show their true colors.To that end...We’re looking for mailers of all kinds, be they from presidential candidates or congressional candidates or would-be sheriffs and county assessors, be they about ballot initiatives or issues relevant to the election, be they funny or tacky or monstrous. We want to know who is sending what, and to whom.Did you get a piece of political mail that caught your eye for one reason or another? Send it to us. Just take a photo of the mailer—the full thing, if you can—and email it to our tipline, email@example.com, along with your home state.
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ARITIFICAL INTELLIGENCE CHANGES AIRFARE 20 TIMES DAILY https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/business/cheap-airfare.html?algo=top_conversion&fellback=false&imp_id=708682217&imp_id=223929359&action=click&module=Most%20Popular&pgtype=Homepag
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++++++++++++++BOOM IN BLOOMS; AGILE ALGAE EXPANSION https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/04/lethal-algae-blooms-an-ecosystem-out-of-balance?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0yMDAxMDQ%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email ++++++++++++++++ GHOST FISHING GEAR CAUSES BIG PROBLEMS https://numlock.substack.com/p/numlock-sunday-dani-leviss-on-ghost ++++++++++++++++
NEO NAZIS ON THE RISE https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/25/inside-the-base-neo-nazi-terrorgroup?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVUy0yMDAxMjU%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GuardianTodayUS&CMP=GTUS_email