BISBEE OBSERVER HEADLINES 07-30-2020

CARES Act funds help city end fiscal year in the positive

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

Bisbee Finance Director Keri Bagley has released June financials for the City that include sales tax revenues from April and explanations as to where the city currently stands financially ending the year on a positive note thanks to funds from the CARES Act.

According to the report, Bagley said, “100 percent of the Fiscal Year has passed. This is the Draft Financial Statements. Many year-end journal entries still need to be completed, along with the audit in October, after which the FY20 Audited Financial Statements will be presented.”

Bagley reported that over all general fund expenses were under budget at 91.7 percent or $627,304 less than budgeted and revenue at the close of the June report is at 94.2 percent or $448,578 less than budgeted end the year on ….read full story (online subscribers only)

Animal control officer case requires further examination

Laura Swan

The Bisbee Observer

The investigation involving the Bisbee Police Department Animal control officer’s action on June 10 which led to her being placed on paid administrative leave is in the process of concluding and is now in the hands of the Cochise County Attorney’s office for further examination at the request of the Bisbee Police Chief Albert Echave.

According to a release from the Bisbee Police Department, “The Bisbee Police Department is in the process of concluding its investigation into the actions of the Animal Control Officer on Friday, June 10, 2020. An investigation has been conducted by Deputy Chief Long of the Bisbee Police Department. Chief Echave has studied the investigation report and has requested further examination by the Cochise County Attorney’s Office. Following review, the Police Chief will make a formal recommendation to the City Manager……read full story (online subscribers only)


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