Friday, October 20, 2017

City Hall fire preliminary investigation complete

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday afternoon the preliminary investigation into the fire that severely damaged Bisbee City Hall on Oct. 11 is complete and arson has been ruled out.
A press release from Carol Capas, Support Service supervisor/public information officer, did not list a cause of the fire but did conclude the investigation found no evidence of arson or any criminal activity.
During the course of the investigation the investigators were able to determine the origin of the fire to be on the second floor of the building in an office being used as storage while renovations were ong full story (e-subscribers only)

Interim CM Smith offered City Manager position

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City council voted 5 to 2 to offer current Interim City Manager Robert Smith the full-time permanent city manager position and forgoing the interview process of the prospective candidates previously selected.
Bisbee Council Member Anna Cline and Gabe Lindstrom voted against the motion to offer Smith the position after the council discussed the employment consideration in an executive session at a special meeting Wednesday night.
Before going into executive session, Bisbee Mayor David Smith said he wanted to address some questions raised in the community about Interim CM Smith’s background. Mayor Sm full story (e-subscribers only)

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