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10/29/2013 2:38:00 PM
Camp Verde Council to discuss residency requirement
Wednesday work session at 5 p.m.
I will not go against what the community has said.--Jackie Baker
I will not go against what the community has said.

--Jackie Baker

Bill Helm
Managing Editor


CAMP VERDE - On Oct. 16, the Camp Verde Town Council voted 5-2 against granting CVMO Marshal Nancy Gardner a waiver to live in Munds Park. At Wednesday's 5 p.m. work session, the Council will discuss clarifying residency requirements in the Town Code.

Vice Mayor Jackie Baker and Town Council member Bruce George have co-sponsored the item as it pertains to residency requirements in sections 3-1-1, 3-2-1.C and 3-2-4.A of the Town Code.

Baker said that she has heard from several citizens who have suggested that all department heads be required to live in Town limits. But George would like to see the residency requirement, as well as the waiver option, eliminated from the code.

Baker and George are "co-sponsoring an item with two completely different views," Baker said. "We would discuss, see what the majority of the council thought, and then see if we want to change anything regarding residency."

But Baker does not want to see the requirement eliminated.

"I disagree with [council member George's position] and I will not go against what the community has said," Baker said. "We've already voted. And a number of people have spoken. This is an indication of your community's interest."

George was one of the five council members to vote against granting Gardner the waiver. Though George said the code requirement was clear, he also said the code needs to be changed.

"I believe that in this modern age of electronic communications, physical nearness to the town isn't as important as being able to communicate effectively with peers and/or fellow officers," George stated in the Oct. 16 agenda item. "Whether or not a person lives in town doesn't verify that they are performing outstandingly or at a mediocre level. The key to keeping happy, productive personnel is giving them the choice to live where they will be happy."

Code 3-1-1 says "residency within Town limits for department heads or other personnel may be required for certain positions as reflected in the advertising for the position."

Code 3-2-1.C says, "... The Town Manager shall be a resident of the Town, unless such requirement is waived by the Council."

Code 3-2-4.A says, "... The Town Marshal shall be a resident of the Town, unless such requirement is waived by the Council."

Council member Carol German also said that the Town's code should be changed.

"[The code] needs to say that all department heads will be required to reside within the town," German said. "Let's make the code fair. There's no reason to not have our department heads in town."

Wednesday's work session will be held in council chambers, 473 S. Main St. room 106. A copy of the agenda is available at: http://www.campverde.az.gov/government/town-clerk/agendas-minutes-actions/town-council/2013-0/.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013
Article comment by: Mike Dunegan Sr.

We as a community need to come together to help get an investigation going on the Marshalls Office. There are many skeletons hanging in that building. What are the real reasons with so many new officers, and all the old officers who have served and protected our community for years resigning? Mrs. Gardner needs to not worry so much on "traffic control" and look into the high drug activities that happen daily. Our taxpayer money is getting wasted on these new uniforms and vehicles when there is nothing benefiting our community or our youth especially. If interested in joining me to picket the Marshalls Office until we get an investigation open please contact me (928)399-9906 Mike.

Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
Article comment by: Pinto Beans

"I believe that in this modern age of electronic communications, physical nearness to the town isn't as important as being able to communicate effectively with peers and/or fellow officers," George stated in the Oct. 16 agenda item.
Good news for Marshal Gardner, she now get that great beach front home in San Diego.


Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: ROSE BARNES

Although I don't have a dog in this fight I have one question to ask the Council or whatever group offered her the job: Why did she get the job if she didn't fit the requirements? Sounds illogical to me.

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: James D

This has nothing to do with the Marshal in my opinion. As far as I am concerned the council handled that appropriately. Spelling issues aside, I do agree that Ms. Gardner needs to put a leash on the aforementioned employee. Completely out of line in my opinion.

I also agree employee moral is probably at an all time low at the department. I know several employees and some past. No one is happy.

As for the agenda item, I disagree with ALL department needing to live in Camp Verde. I understand the importance of needing leaders to vested in their community. However, give me an example of when the Community Development Director would need to be called in for an emergency and needs to be at his office within 15 or 20 minutes. Same with Streets? Emergency services such as Fire Chiefs or Police Chiefs work in a totally different world and also work in the spotlight much more than other departments. I just don't think all employees of the Town need to be painted with the same brush. Police are different than P&Z and different than Parks and Rec.


Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: Camp Verde

So far except for the problem with the marshal living here or not, I think she has done a pretty good job of cleaning up the"good old boys" ways of doing things. Some of those officers left because they have issues working for a strong women or doing the job the right way, not their way. I for one am glad she is here.

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Article comment by: Randy Strickland

Honetewa- Spelling issues aside... at least one of many statements need correction "ask the VIP they don't want to work under her". Really? Did you ask me about working under her? I would be thrilled to share how I feel about serving under her and the entire department. Please call the CVMO and set up an appointment for you and I to visit. Randy Strickland, VIP for many moons.

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Article comment by: honetewa gray

I am really feed up with the town marshal and her assistant Darby Martin all they do is cause problems and waste tax dollar. Number 1 how many Officers have resign since Gardner took over, Commander Gainis was no longer able to work under her as commander. She treats the Officers like they are pile of crap, ask the VIP they don't want to Volunteer under her, Darby Martin Gets to drive a town Vehicle an she is not in Officer.. Nancy needs to move to Coconino county and also get a job there I am sure commander willer Still interested in returning to the verde valley and I am pretty sure he will not have problem living in the Verde valley. Nancy Gardner is very unhappy person and she is opening the doors for a law suit Darby martin is treating citizens on the paper and the meetings the council needs to ask them self's is this what we want for C.V? because I not I will start a campaign to boy cut camp Verde and start giving my business to the neighbor towns if the council allows her to live outside city limits she said before that she would respect the council decision but now she is challenging the decision that don't make since to me the Code 3-2-4.A says, "... The Town Marshal shall be a resident of the Town, unless such requirement is waived by the Council."

Council member Carol German also said that the Town's code should be changed.

"[The code] needs to say that all department heads will be required to reside within the town," German said. "Let's make the code fair. There's no reason to not have our department heads in town."Agree w German and if the rest don't agree with her they should not represent camp verde az




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