The Huachuca City Police Department has arrested a second individual in connection with the arson fire that destroyed the Huachuca United Methodist Church. For further details please see the attached press release.
$5,000 REWARD – Authorities are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest & conviction of the person(s) responsible for the fire that destroyed the Huachuca United Methodist Church on October 18, 2018.
Anyone with information on the fire should call the Huachuca City Police Department @ (520-456-1353) or the ATF 24/7 toll-free hotline at 888-ATF-TIPS (1-888-283-8477), email ATFTips@atf.gov, or contact ATF through its website at www.atf.gov/contact/atftips. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to ATF using the Reportit app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store or by visiting www.reportit.com using the Phoenix field division as the location. Please see the attached press release for more information.
The press release regarding changes to town trash service is located below. Details on the change can be found here: https://www.huachucacityaz.gov/changes-to-town-trash-service/
Many people are aware of the financial struggles of Huachuca City, and the current efforts by Town Council and Town staff to remedy this situation. Staff, thru Council action, has reduced the Town deficit 65% thru spending cuts, sales, surplus equipment, and proper spending practices since January 2018.
However, even with these positive changes the Town must continue to increase its revenue. Huachuca City has for years, had the lowest sales taxes in Cochise County, and the lowest in the State of Arizona.
After much deliberation, Town Council agreed with with staff’s recommendation and voted on September 13, 2018 to increase the sales tax to 1.9%, effective December 1, 2018.
These increases equate to 1.9 cents on the dollar purchased, vs the old rate of 1.5 cents on the dollar purchased.
In addition, the Town established a Use Tax on Purchasing and Inventory at 1.9% which will go into effect on December 1, 2018.
Huachuca City will continue to have the lowest sales tax rate in Cochise County.
If you have questions regarding the upcoming tax increases, please contact the Town Manager. You can also find a summary of what Tax categories are changing on our website at https://www.huachucacityaz.gov/
Matthew C. Williams
Town of Huachuca City, Arizona