Supervisors approve crime victims’ program funding, liquor licenses, elect new chair

Two grants awarded to Cochise County will help provide vital services to victims of crime.

At its regular meeting on August 13, the Board of Supervisors approved an award of $22,100 to the Cochise County Attorney’s Office from the Arizona Attorney General. The funds will go to the Cochise County Attorney’s Victim Witness Program to pay 45.83% of the program manager’s salary.

Additionally, the Board approved a grant of $10,400, also from the Arizona Attorney General, to the Sheriff’s Office for its Victims’ Rights services. The monies will again help pay for a staff position.

Both programs are mandated by state law and help to keep victims updated on the law enforcement and court processes. The County receives the grants on an annual basis to help offset its costs.

The Board also approved a location/owner transfer liquor license application for a Series #6 bar license, submitted by Andrea Dahlman Lewkowitz for 9 Acre Travel Complex, located at 2500 W. Business I-10, San Simon.

Applications submitted by Mitchell Ryan Webster for Portal Store and Portal Peak Lodge at 2358 S. Rock House Road, Portal, were also approved. Webster applied for a Series #10 (beer & wine store), Acquisition of Control Series #7 (beer and wine bar), and a Series #11 (hotel/motel) liquor license.

All applications will be sent to the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control for a final decision.

In other business, Supervisor Tom Borer (District 1) was elected chair of the Board, with Supervisor Ann English (District 2) continuing to serve as vice chair. Supervisor Peggy Judd (District 3) has served as the chair since May 2018. The new roles will take effect September 1.