A short council meeting, a note about fire prevention below and a few interesting odds and ends round out this issue.. The slack season is upon us, our Inn has a ton of vacancies as have others in town. But Bisbee comes alive the last week of the month. In the 25 years I've been here, visitors, like swallows, return in droves.
These few weeks before the celebration of the birth of Haysus/Christmas, lighting the menorha/Hanukkah, first fruits of the harvest/Kwanzaa, Boxing Day/Canada, and winter solstice/Pagans as well as bringing in the new year, it's a good time to leisurely take in our lovely city, check out the stores, visit the museums, have a cuppa, chomp on some sweets, and generally soak up the spirit.
............................ COUNCIL 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 2. Approval of the Consent Agenda A. Approval of the Minutes of the Special Session of Mayor and Council held on October 30, 2018 at 6:00PM. B. Approval of the Resignation of Fred Miller from the iBisbee Committee. C. Approval of the Resignation of Claire Chaffee from the Committee on Disability Issues. D. Approval of the Resignation of Leslie Johns from the Committee on Disability Issues. E. Approval of the Resignation of Joni Giacomino from the Civil Service Committee F. Approval of the Appointment of Stephanie Peavey to the iBisbee Committee.
3. Discussion and Possible approval of Ordinance O-18-12 Amending the City Code, Article 2.7, Youth Council; Section 2.7.2 Membership, and Providing For Repeal and Severability.
Joan Hansen, Youth Council Liaison/ Youth Council Members
4. Discussion and Possible Approval of Ordinance O-18-13 Prohibiting The Use Of Handheld Mobile Telephones Or Portable Electronic Devices By Adding Article 9.8, Distracted Driving, To The City Code
Albert B. Echave, Chief of Police
NEW BUSINESS 5. Changing of Outgoing and Incoming Council · Oaths of Office to Mayor David M. Smith; Councilmember Anna Cline, Councilmembers Elect Leslie Johns and Joni Giacomino. Administered by Justice of the Peace Adam Ambrose · Seating of Newly Elected Council Members. Mayor David M. Smith · Introduction of Newly Elected Council Members to the Community · Plaque Presentation to Councilmembers Frank Davis and Douglas Dunn. David M. Smith, Mayor 6. Notice of the Appointment of Anna Cline as Mayor Pro Tempore. David M. Smith, Mayor 7. Notice of Council Appointments to Boards/Committees and Commissions. David M. Smith, Mayor 8. Public Hearing and Discussion and Possible Approval of the Notice of Intent to Adopt Ordinance O-18-14 to Conditionally Rezone APN 103-61-348, owned by Dennis and Donna Gatten, from R-1 to CM-1. Paul Esparza, Planning Manager 9. City Manager's Report: · Other current events (No Discussion) COUNCIL COMMENTS OR FUTURE AGENDA ITEM SUGGESTIONS: (Council members may suggest topics for future meeting agendas, but Council will not here discuss, deliberate or take any action on these topics.): Councilmember Lindstrom would like to comment on the Pizza House in Ward III.
FIRE PREVENTION LESSONS
Fire is an integral part of Bisbee history. And not in a good way. Consequently fire prevention measures are not something to casually dismiss particularly if you live in Old Bisbee. It is not up to the fire department or the City government to protect your property; it is your personal responsibility. This article talks about the preventative measures that one homeowner did in Paradise CA that protected his home, one of the few saved of the 17,000 houses that were destroyed. If you live in Bisbee, go to OldBisbeeFirewise@gmail.com for information specific to our community. Old Bisbee is most at risk, but sections of Warren and San Jose are also vulnerable and can benefit from firewise solutions.
"Many fire-prevention measures can be cheaply addressed by homeowners: Clear pine needles and other flammable debris from roofs, rain gutters, decks and yards. Avoid stacking firewood directly against a house. Border the home with bare-soil flower gardens, rather than bark mulch. Replace wooden fences with materials that don’t burn. Install mesh screens over vents to prevent smoldering material from getting inside. Surround homes with fire-resistant hardwood trees, like aspen, oaks and maples, which can form a heat shield and wind damper during a conflagration."
................................. EVERYTHING ELSE
NEWS BEAT: TECH USE AND THE WHITE HOUSE
This informative article illustrates some tech habits in the white house-Melania is more tech savvy than the Fabulist!-but also how a modern national reporter uses a variety of apps and devices to keep up with events. It's an interesting read. I use like two, of the 10 or so apps mentioned.
WHY DOCTORS HATE THEIR COMPUTERS
POOP IS POPULAR
A long read, but the jist is that there is a better way to poop.