Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Plans for city hall still up in the air

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
After a tie vote at Tuesday night’s city council meeting the city is not any closer to figuring out what to do with the old city hall building that caught fire and destroyed the historic structure over two years ago.
Councilmembers Joni Giacomino, Joan Hansen and Anna Cline voted nay on going out for a request for proposals to demolish and dispose of the remaining old city hall building located on Arizona Street. While Mayor David Smith and council members Louis Pawlik and Bill Higgins voted in favor of moving forward with the RFP. Council member Leslie Johns was excused from the meeting.
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Fire being investigated as suspicious in nature

Bisbee police and firefighters responded to a structure fire in the early hours Monday morning at the Lavender pit lookout that is now being investigated as a suspicious in nature fire.  At 2:12 a.m. dispatch received a call about a structure fire at the old turquoise store, Bisbee Blue, located on Highway 80. The caller reported that flames and smoke were visible. A minute later it was reported that the structure was fully engulfed in flames that were shooting through the roof. Within a few minutes Bisbee fire arrived on scene and quickly started knocking down the flames. Bisbee fire requested back up support from both Naco and San Jose fire ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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