Sunday, September 14, 2014

School board votes again on lowering eligibility requirement

By Laura Swan 
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee High School football team, coaches and members of the community attended the regular meeting Tuesday night of the Bisbee Unified District School Board to have their voices heard on the extracurricular activity eligibility agenda item.
The board meeting was moved to the Lowell Junior High School Auditorium to accommodate the large crowd.
After the board voted 3-2 to reduce the extracurricular activity eligibility to 65 percent from 70 percent, members of the audience cheered and clapped in support of the decision made by board members Fred Giacoletti, Prido Polanco and Teresa Reyna. Carol Loy and L full story (e-subscribers only)

Plastic bag ban not going on Nov. ballot

By Laura Swan 
The Bisbee Observer
At a special meeting Monday night the Bisbee City Council was split in a decision to create an ordinance to permit the city to rescind the current bag ordinance.
In a 3-3 vote the ordinance will stand as written and the ban on plastic bags will continue. Council Members Eugene Conners, Ken Budge and Mayor Pro Tempore Douglas Dunn voted nay and Council Members Shirley Doughty, Peter von Gundlach and Anna Cline voted in favor of the motion.
According to Bisbee City Clerk Ashlee Coronado, per the City Code a tie vote on any motion means that the motion shall be considered lost.
During the meeting von Gundlach a full story (e-subscribers only)

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