Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Agreement to rescind county services pulled

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council agenda item to rescind the intergovernmental agreement between the City of Bisbee and Cochise County for planning, zoning and subdivision development, design review and building inspection services was pulled from Tuesday night’s meeting.
The item was on the agenda at the request of Councilmen Bill Higgins and Frank Davis, but it was pulled because Bisbee’s building inspector, Joe Ward, will be staying in his current position according to Higgins. It had previously been reported that Ward was leaving the city to take a job with the county. Higgins said that since Ward is staying with t full story (e-subscribers only)

Hugging mayor will be missed

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer 
Bisbee’s “hugging mayor,” Laverne Williams, will truly be missed.  Williams passed away early Monday after falling ill last week. She was transported to Copper Queen Community Hospital and then to Tucson Medical Center. On Sunday, Sept. 9, she was moved to a hospice facility, where she passed away early Monday morning.
Williams, 96, was full of energy until the very end. She was a woman who donated her time to so many causes and was always ready to give a hug. She loved Bisbee and the people in this town.
One of Williams’ many passions was the Business and Professional Women group. She proudly put together a full story (e-subscribers only)

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