Tuesday, July 25, 2017

One-time amnesty a step closer

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council took the first step in providing a one-time amnesty in order for the city to collect a portion of outstanding bills.
The council voted unanimously on a notice of intent to adopt two ordinances that would provide those with delinquent sewer and/or sanitation bills a one-time amnesty at the July 18 meeting.
Currently the city is owed $2,159,509.94 in late sewer and sanitation fees including interest and penalties. The city is currently owed $439,855.43 on delinquent sanitation accounts before adding interest and penalties and $1,038,855.70 on delinquent sewer accounts before adding inter ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

BUSD asking voters for override support

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee Unified School District Governing Board approved a pro statement asking voters to continue to support the district by renewing a budget override that will expire in Fiscal Year 2020-2021.
According to BUSD Superintendent Thomas Woody, the current override provides 6.4 percent of the district’s available revenue. “As costs in employee benefits increase along with insurance and utility costs, the district will also continue to look for areas outside the classroom to reduce expenditures and ensure that these funds continue to benefit classroom and student programs.”
According to the statement in favor ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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