Archive - Jan 30, 2012
The search is over for a new city administrator for Bishop.
The Bishop City Council voted unanimously in closed session on Monday to appoint Interim City Administrator Keith Caldwell to the official administrator position.
The City Council approved a new five-year City Administrator/City Clerk Employment Agreement. Under that agreement, Caldwell will be paid a salary of $135,000 per year without any built-in increases which results in a net savings to the city. Caldwell will also continue to perform the functions of community services director.
What was touted as being a free and constructive activity for kids, old and young alike â€“ a remote control car track at the Bishop City Park â€“ has been scrapped.
Owensville RC Club President Sam Vargas told the Bishop City Council that due to time restraints and a vocal opposition, â€śThe club has lost interest in a track at the park.â€ť
Vargas said it was a very tough decision to make, but so have the hoops and hurdles the club and himself have gone through in their efforts.
The tragic events of Aug. 9, 2010, when two vehicles loaded with students-athletes collided head-on in a fiery blaze on U.S. 395, killing four and injuring 15, are still being felt and honors still being awarded.
Bishop residents John Williamson and Amy Steinwand will be receiving the Valor and Merit awards, respectively, from the California State Firefighterâ€™s Association tonight in Bishop.