Council approves resolution increasing wastewater rates

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The Bisbee City Council approved Resolution-23-15 at Tuesday night’s meeting that will increase wastewater rates by three percent.

The council previously approved the notice of intent to adopt the resolution in October and was first discussed at a work session in August where the council was told the city was behind the proposed schdule in raising the rates based on information in a 2018 wastewater rate study by Willdan.

The approved monthly rate for residential will go from $47.60 to $49.03; small retail, professional and office business will go from $53.79 to $55.40, small restaurants and cafes with less than four employees will go from $92.07 to $94.83, all bars and restaurants with more than four employees will go from $153.59 to $158.20 and large retailers with more than four employees will go from $238.12 to $245.26….read full story (online subscribers only)

Crosby and Judd indicted by state grand jury

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Two Cochise County Board of Supervisors have been indicted by the State Grand Jury charging them with election interference and conspiracy.

Attorney General Kris Mayes announced last week that the State Grand Jury has returned an indictment charging Peggy Judd, 61, of Willcox, and Terry Thomas “Tom” Crosby, 64, of Sierra Vista with the felony offenses of Interference with an Election Officer and Conspiracy.

Mayes said in the press release, “The repeated attempts to undermine our democracy are unacceptable,” said Attorney General Mayes. “I took an oath to uphold the rule of law, and my office will continue to enforce Arizona’s elections laws and support our election officials as they carry out the duties and responsibilities of their offices.” full story (online subscribers only)

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