Saturday, September 21, 2019

Council petitioned over use of amplified noise

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The City Council voted to table a decision in response to a petition regarding the use of bullhorns and amplified announcements during Bisbee Vogue’s annual Bisbee 1000 event.
Local resident and business owner Andrew Laws petitioned the council to discuss and vote on prohibiting the use of a bullhorn and otherwise amplified announcements during the Ice Man Competition portion of the event, which is scheduled for Oct. 19.
Laws claims the noise at the event is disruptive to his business, which is located near the stairs where the Ice Man Competition takes place. According to his petition, Laws wants the council full story (e-subscribers only)

Staff to prepare RFP/RFQ for City Hall

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The City Council unanimously approved a process for moving forward with a design/bid/build concept for rebuilding the old City Hall, and directed staff to prepare a request for proposal/request for qualifications.
When the agenda item came before council, Mayor David Smith said, “Personally I would like to move forward and make a motion to get this moving to put out an RFP/RFQ for the design/bid/build method.” He directed staff to begin that process after the council voted to approve DBB as the preferred method.
DDB is a traditional process in the construction industry where the owner, in this case the City o full story (e-subscribers only)

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