Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Council takes first vote on possible garbage rate increase

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
The Bisbee City Council unanimously voted to adopt a notice of intent ordinance that, if passed after going before council again, would increase sanitation service rates and fees by 16 percent.
According to Public Works Director Andy Haratyk, Public Works recommended approving the ordinance, O-17-04, that would allow for a 16-percent increase in sanitation service fees. Haratyk said the increase was requested due to the county tipping fees increasing from $55 per ton of commercial garbage to $64 per ton. 
If passed, residential class rates will increase to $20.40 from $17.08 per month. Commercial class rates  ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

CQCH expands ER services

By Laura Swan
The Bisbee Observer
Copper Queen Community Hospital continues to expand services through areas of Cochise County. The new addition to CQCH is the Douglas Emergency Department, which saw its first patient on April 4.
“Having an emergency care facility and Quickcare service will serve the residents of Douglas with faster and often more cost effective care for illnesses and traumas,” hospital CEO James Dickson said. “We look forward to continuing the great medical care we’ve been providing this community since 2004.”
Jessica Ogiba, public relations officer for Copper Queen Community Hospital, also said with the opening of the new f ....read full story (e-subscribers only)

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