Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Ordinance to offer amnesty for delinquent bills

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The City of Bisbee is looking at ways to collect at least a portion of the over $1.5 million dollars in delinquent sewer and garbage bills owed to the city as of April 30 and is making changes to the city code regarding sewer and sanitation ordinances to include a one-time amnesty for customers with delinquent garbage and sewer bills.
The city voted unanimously to move forward with proposed changes to Chapters 9 and 13 of the City Code regarding sanitation and sewer fees to include a one-time amnesty provision that will permit all residents and commercial consumers with delinquent sanitation and sewer bills t ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

State of emergency declared for fire

 By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The City of Bisbee has declared a state of emergency after a fire that broke out Monday evening burned over 5 acres and 8 structures in Old Bisbee.
The purpose of the special meeting that was called for 5:01 p.m. Tuesday evening was to announce a resolution declaring a state of emergency in the city due to the effects of the Bisbee fire.
Smith said the fire burned a number of structures and the total is now believed to be 8 including a multi-family structure. 
Smith said by declaring a state of emergency, the city would be able request state aid to assist with some of the cost or perhaps even all of the cost  ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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