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Bishop City Council report: New Chief, new homes

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council delivered one surprise out of three potentially explosive topics Monday night. The two non-surprises: Interim Chief Ted Stec was appointed permanent chief of the Bishop Police Department and the Council accepted the Revised Initial Negative Declaration on the proposed 15-home Kingston subdivision. The surprise: the members pulled away from […]

 
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Bishop City Council meeting news

By Deb Murphy With the Revised Draft Negative Declaration documents on the 15-home Kingston Subdivision issued last week, the opening public comment period at Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting focused on what Rome Street neighbors to the site, currently occupied by Bishop Nursery, considered flaws in the document. Terrence Tye and Stan Wooden pointed […]

 
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More on mitigation measures for Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop’s 215-page Revised Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Kingston Subdivision outlines additional mitigation measures, compared to the 24-page Initial Draft, and incorporates additional water and soil studies in the hopes of assuaging concerns of neighbors to the 15-home development on Home Street. A number of the subdivision’s potential […]

 
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Bishop City Council hears many issues

By Deb Murphy Monday evening’s Bishop City Council meeting was standing room only, though it wnot really evident why. The Council honored foster parents, discussed vaping and potential city ordinances, even the possibility of defining “city standards” and updated residents on the progress of environmental work on the Kingston subdivision. The audience faded away gradually […]

 
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More dialogue on Bishop’s proposed Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy Both pros and cons of the proposed 15-home Kingston Subdivision on the 2.75-acre Bishop Nursery site were presented at the public hearing held at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The pros concentrated on Bishop’s need for additional housing; the cons, on what they defined as a flawed Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration. Both […]

 
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Kingston Subdivision ‘fills a definite need’

By Deb Murphy “We did extensive market research,” explained Bob Kingston the developer of a proposed 15-home subdivision off Home Street in Bishop, currently the site of Bishop Nursery. “The subdivision fills a definite need,” he said in a phone interview Tuesday. The City’s recent Economic Development Element to its General Plan identified the lack […]

 
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Some more details on Kingston Subdivision

By Deb Murphy Few details are available on the Kingston Subdivision, the subject of a public hearing at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting. The 15-home development is planned for the 2.75-acre parcel now occupied by Bishop Nursery on Home Street. The only specifics available are outlined on the tentative tract map showing a single street, […]

 
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