editor: fred miller August 1, 2021 #14/August 2021
Like a mote, I'm back in your eyes...The council is going to pick a rep for Ward 2 Tuesday night. Check below to see the six people who have applied. I can't remember a time in the last 27 years where I have seen six people asking to serve on the council. Hopefully it is a harbinger of things to come for participating in affairs of the city. Five of those people would seem to be good council people. I favor Sally Holcomb cause I know her work best best, but all, save Harris, have good bona fides.
I reference critical race theory below, the site is a good read about what it is and what it isn't. And there are some suggestions about safe browsing. Commonsense and good to do. Break those bad habits! Gad, first it was safe sex, now it's safe browsing; is everything unsafe?
Check out the virus stats below too. CC is high risk. The message to all of your friends, co-workers, family and enemies is... get your dumb ass vaxxed! Or get thee to a nunnery, monastery, or cave and stay the fock away from people.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 5:00 Special Session Council Due to Covid 19 this meeting will be conducted electronically by Zoom and Facebook. The public can join, listen and view the meeting as follows:
City’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/COB118Arizona/). A Facebook account is not necessary.
Zoom by calling in at 1-346-248-7799 or by the following link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86566557792 the meeting/webinar ID is 865 6655 7792.
The public can submit comments that will be made part of the record and/or read by a staff member to firstname.lastname@example.org . Citizens can also be recognized to personally to speak during the meeting only if they sign up ahead of time using the email address above. All comments or requests to speak shall be submitted no later than by noon of the day of the Internet meeting, recognizing the 3-minute time limit. Please indicate a specific Council Agenda item number or request 'Call to the Public' on matters that are not listed on this agenda. The City Council cannot discuss or take legal action on any matter raised unless it is properly noticed for discussion and legal action. At the conclusion of the Call to the Public, individual members of the City Council may respond to criticism made by those who have addressed the City Council, may ask staff to review a matter or may ask that a matter be placed on a future agenda. All City Council meetings are recorded.
Agenda THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED, CONSIDERED AND/OR DECIDED UPON AT THIS MEETING:
1. Interviews with six candidates for the vacant Ward 2 seat. Melhem Sowid Larry Stone Teresa Reyna Sally Holcomb Meggen Connelley Jeffery Harris 2. Motion to go into executive session to discuss appointment of a council member to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat 3. Discussion and possible appointment of council member to fill the vacant Ward 2 seat. background go here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08032021-376 Of Interest: read the bios and letters to the council from candidates ......................... Regular Session Council Tuesday August 3, 2021 7:00 Background here: http://www.bisbeeaz.gov/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_08032021-375 Of interest: #1 How your money is spent #5 Inserting 'screens' into the building code, approved by the P&Z and DR for the purpose of screening recreational courts from public view to mitigate impacts. #6 transfer of 300 Campbell property to the city. #7 exec session regarding Gouguet claim (Glouget was involved in an incident at Vista Park inn June of 2020 where he was videoing an incident with the animal control officer. The ACO called the cops, the police forcefully intervened. He didn't like it and sued the city.) They will also consider the Hillcrest apt sitch. #8 possible settlement approval for Gouguet matter for $75k #9 CM will discuss main street update, a new hire????, and other pertinent stuff. Agenda INVOCATION: A Moment of Silence PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE MAYOR’S PROCLAMATIONS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: CALL TO THE PUBLIC THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE DISCUSSED, CONSIDERED AND/OR DECIDED UPON AT THIS MEETING: GENERAL BUSINESS: 1. ACCOUNTS PAYABLE: Subject to availability of funds
Approval of the Consent Agenda
Approval of the Minutes of the Special Session of the Mayor and Council held on July 8, 2021.
Approval of the Minutes of the Regular Session of the Mayor and Council held on July 20, 2021.
Approval of the Appointment of Jon Sky to the Appeals Board for the Property Maintenance Code.
Approval of the Appointment of Deborah Young to the Parks and Recreation Committee.
Approval of a Park, Facility and Right of Way Use Permit for the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless for the 6th Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival for Signs, Trash Barrels, Dumpsters, Additional Dumpster Pickup and Parking Spaces on Saturday, November, 6, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Approval of a Special Event Liquor License Application submitted by the Bisbee Coalition for the Homeless for the 6th Annual Bisbee Mariachi Festival to be held at the Historic Warren Ballpark located at 99 Arizona Street, Bisbee, AZ on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm; Tony Bedolla, Applicant.
Approval of an Application for an Extension of Premises/Patio Permit submitted by Electric Brewing for an Event to be held at 1326 W. Highway 92 #7, Bisbee, Arizona on Sunday, August 15 and Monday, August 16, 2021; Joseph Charles Frederickson, Applicant.
OLD BUSINESS 3. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance O-21-13; Authorizing the Re-Recording of a certain Quit Claim Deed to Aileen Weaver to correct the legal description on the property adjacent to 48 Wood Canyon. Ashlee Coronado, City Clerk
4. Discussion and Possible Approval for a Compliance Center Contract and a BRForms and Manager Series Contract with Building Reports for Fire Inspection Software. Jim Richardson, Fire Marshal 5. Public Hearing and Discussion and Possible Approval of the Notice of Intent to Adopt Ordinance o-21-12; Amending Article 6 “General Provisions” Section 6.4 “Walls and Fences” by inserting Screens for the Purpose of Providing an Opportunity for Recreational Courts as Accessory uses in Public use and/or Commercial Historic District, to protect the Integrity of Neighboring Public use and/or Commercial areas, and to Mitigate any Deleterious Impacts on Proximate Properties. Joe Ward, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement 6. Discussion and Possible Approval of the Notice of Intent to Adopt Ordinance O-21-14, Accepting the Transfer of Real Property from Southeast Arizona Renovations LLC, located at 300 Campbell St, Bisbee. Stephen Pauken, City Manager 7. Possible Approval of a motion to go into Executive Session for the following matters: 1. An executive session pursuant to A.R.S.§ 38-431.03(a)(3)(4) for discussion or consultation on the Gouguet matter. 2. An executive session pursuant to A.R.S. 38-341.03(A)(7) for discussion or consultations with designated representatives of the City in order to consider its position and instruct its representatives regarding negotiations for the purchase, sale or lease of real property known as the Hillcrest Apartments Joseph Estes, City Attorney 8. Discussion and Possible Approval of a Settlement and General Release Agreement on the Gouguet Matter. Joseph Estes, City Attorney 9. City Manager's Report: · Main Street Update · New Hire Announcement · Other Current events (No Discussion)
A new coffehouse is now open at 31 Subway.Owners Leasa and Bruce have created a large space with a nice vibe, totally unlike the previous business, with ample room for singles, duos, and groups. Serving lotsa good coffees drinks, teas, pastries, bagels, and more to come. Hours are 6:30-3:00 Wednesday through Monday, closed on Tuesday. Contact them at 520 549-2224 or email@example.com.
Bisbee After 5 Art Walk https://www.bisbeeafter5.com/August 13-15 Pirates of the High Desert https://www.facebook.com/BisbeePiratesAugust 26-27 Altered Books https://www.facebook.com/Altered-Books-1466316810285249 September 4 Cars n Bikes on the Vista https://www.facebook.com/Cars-Bikes-at-the-Vista-149328221750872/ September 4 Garden Tour https://www.facebook.com/bisbeegardentour Sept 4,5
Brewery Gulch Days Sepember 3-6
https://bisbeegatsb.com/ Sept 18
Blues in Bisbee
October & November
Vintage Wine Tasting
Bisbee 1000 & Craft Beer Fest
Sidepony Express Music Extravaganza
Home Tour/Chair Auction
COVID COUNTY WATCH
Cochise County is considered a high risk area. High risk is defined for unvaccinated people and based on cases and test positivity There have been 12, 367 cases of COVID; 1 in 12 people have gotten COVID; and there have been 298 deaths/1 in 423.
47% fully vaccinated
55% of 12+
58% of 18+
70% of 65+
This information came from an interactive map showing county locations in the US for vaccinations rates, infecftion rates, deaths, hot spots and much more information. One of the more extensive sites for info.
AN EXPLANATION OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY
Lotta wild accusations about this unfortunately-named 30 year old theory mostly used in college and law schools. However is that going to stop those kneejerk conservatives? Nope, those twitchy knee folks are yelling about White Doom! Black Rising! Color doesn't matter-particularly, and more. Critical thinking is In-doc-tr-na-shun! God, the stupidity is so fuckin tiresome. If you would like an overview of CRT and the criticisms of it, go here: https://www.edweek.org/leadership/what-is-critical-race-theory-and-why-is-it-under-attack/2021/05 I am having a discussion of CRT on NABUR about this, join in if you like: (https://nabur.myheraldreview.com/).
SAFE BROWSING HABITS DETER MISCHIEF: DON'T AUTOMATICALLY CLICK LINKS!
Attacks on your phone, ipad, or computer may use different types of bait messages, which is why it’s important to treat any correspondence that tries to convince you to perform a digital action with caution. Here are some examples of what that means in practice:
If you receive a message with a link, particularly if it includes a sense of urgency (stating a package is about to arrive or that your credit card is going to be charged), avoid the impulse to immediately click on it.
If you trust the linked site, type out the link’s web address manually.
If going to a website you frequently visit, save that website in a bookmark folder and only access the site from the link in your folder.
If you decide you’re going to click a link rather than typing it out or visiting the site via bookmark, at least scrutinize the link to confirm that it is pointing to a website you are familiar with. And remember that it’s possible you will still be fooled: Some phishing links use similar-looking letters from a non-English character set, in what is known as a homograph attack. For example, a Cyrillic “О” might be used to mimic the usual Latin “O” we see in English.
Before you click a link apparently sent by someone you know, confirm that the person really did send it; their account may have been hacked or their phone number spoofed. Confirm with them using a different communication channel from the one on which you received the message. For instance, if the link came via a text or email message, give the sender a call. This is known as out-of-band verification or authentication.
If there is ever any doubt about a given link, the safest operational security measure is to avoid opening the link.
Always type out https:// when going to websites
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I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class, because it was a weapon of math disruption.
A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
Will glass coffins be a success? Remains to be seen.
No matter how hard you push the envelope, it's still stationery.
How do you make holy water? Boil the hell out of it.
A rule of grammar: double negatives are a no-no.
A group of chess enthusiasts were standing in the hotel lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to leave. "But why," they asked. "Because," he said, "I can't stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer."