Monday, February 24, 2020

Council tables nuisance ordinance and proposes bed tax increase

By Laura Swan 
The Bisbee Observer
The second reading of an ordinance pertaining to amending the nuisance section of the city code was tabled Tuesday nigh after concern that the entertainment district was not being addressed as part of the code revision.
Old Bisbee resident Ken Budge addressed the council about the amendment to the city code that excluded nuisance provisions for the entertainment district. Budge urged the council to remove the portion of the code pertaining to the exclusion of the entertainment district and amend the code to include what is allowed in the entertainment district.
Bisbee City Manager Therese Coleman said the ci ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

Council gives contingent approval for fitness park

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council met Tuesday night with just a four member quorum as three members Anna, Cline, Joni Giacomino and Louis Pawlik were excused from the meeting and gave contingent approval to Bisbee Vogue Inc. to construct an outdoor recreation center in Higgins Park in Old Bisbee.
The council voted 3 to 1 with councilwoman Leslie Johns voting nay to approve the construction of the outdoor recreation center on the property. The addition of the fitness area in the park will be paid for by BVI and grants and then gifted to the City of Bisbee.
But, before the outdoor recreation center can move forward BVI m ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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