Sunday, April 22, 2018

Draft budget includes use of $1.4 million in reserves

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Budget season is under way at the City of Bisbee and the draft budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 is not a pretty picture with $1.4 million dollars of the city reserves being used to balance the budget.
Bisbee City Manager Robert Smith said at the first of a series of work sessions Wednesday night, “the draft budget is a working budget process and $1.4 million coming out of reserves is not a pretty picture but the departments made a lot of cuts.”
CM Smith added, “how much are you going to use in reserves and how much are you going to cut?”
The FY 18/19 total revenue budget according to the draft budget is $8,86 ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

CM puts halt to city use of herbicides and pesticides

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Bisbee City Manager Robert Smith has ordered that city staff immediately cease the use of herbicides and pesticides in a letter to the Bisbee City Council and staff.
The letter dated Tuesday, April 10, CM Smith said, “Given the above, I have instructed staff to immediately cease the use of all pesticides and herbicides on municipal/public properties and municipal projects from this date forward. Since Council’s vote in 1983 has been reconsidered by subsequent Councils in 2012 and 2017 without any resulting alterations, I understand municipal policy to be that Council’s intentions in 1983 still stand, even tho ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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