BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 07-09-2020

Vehicles and road paving approved

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council met Tuesday night for a regular meeting and approved several items including an emergency purchase of two vehicles for the Bisbee Police department and a contract with KE&G to pave Tombstone Canyon.

The council approved 5 to 2 with Councilmembers Anna Cline and Joni Giacomino voting nay to allow the emergency purchase of two used trucks from Lee’s Auto Sales in Sierra Vista in the amount of $23,993. The emergency purchase of the two trucks, a 2014 Ford F-150 and a 2009 Chevrolet Avalanche was approved by City Manager Theresa Coleman who said the vehicles were needed due to a vehicle shortage at the police Department. CM Coleman said Police Chief Albert Echave was driving his personal vehicle for work and Deputy Police Chief Christopher…..read full story (online subscribers only)

No contract and new payment schedule impact Friends Of Bisbee Animal Shelter

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

With no contract in place to operate the Bisbee Animal Shelter, Friends of the Animal Shelter reached out to the city inquiring about a contract based on the new fiscal year’s budget which included an $85,000 animal shelter expense and was told instead of a new contract the city would honor a clause in the previous contract and move to a month to month agreement out of concerns over the fiscal impact due to the current pandemic.

FOBAS, President Kelly Galligan reached out to City Manager Theresa Coleman in an email on June 11 inquiring about a new contract who replied back, “I would like to proceed on a month to month basis as I evaluate the budget impacts due to the COVID-19 interruptions on traditional income sources. In the continuation of the contract on a month to month basis beyond June 30, 2020, the City would honor the terms as set forth in item 13.” Item 13 of the contract allows for either party to terminate the agreement for any reason by giving the other party thirty-day notice…..read full story (online subscribers only)


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