The Florence Town Council will meet Monday, Nov. 2, to discuss COVID precautions and a mask requirement as well as issues regarding Johnson Utilities.
Vice Mayor John Anderson has placed on the agenda for discussion and possible action on a mask requirement for the town as COVID-19 cases surge in Arizona. The council also will approve a letter to the Pinal County Department of Health seeking access to Pinal County Health data on Florence COVID-19 cases.
In the utilities area, the council with authorize intervention with the Arizona Corporation Commission in the matter of the joint application between Epcor Water Arizona and Johnson Utilities.
The utilities are asking for approval to transfer certificates of convenience and necessity of the water and wastewater system assets of Johnson Utilities and Epcor. The council also is seeking a determination of an acquisition premium for the Johnson Utilities water and wastewater system assets and approval of debt financing for Epcor. In addition, the council is seeking a determination of the fair value of Johnson Utilities water and wastewater utility plans and property, for increases in its rates and charges for water and wastewater utility services.
Also on the docket will be a mayoral proclamation supporting Small Business Saturday, which urges residents of Florence to support small businesses and merchants on Saturdays throughout the year.
The council also will approve five Returning Stronger Grant applications in the amount of $33,048. There will be discussion and possible action on modifying the Florence Returning Stronger Grant Program.