South Bisbee residents to lose leases

 BISBEE — Since Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. will be resuming its reclamation project on stockpiles in and adjacent to the community of South Bisbee, residents there who lease the land upon which their homes sit will have to relocate.

Eric Kinneberg, FMI public communications officer, said, “This will require permanent relocation of 13 tenants leasing land owned by Freeport-McMoRan. Freeport-McMoRan is working with the affected lessees and will offer compensation and relocation assistance to help during this transition. 

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Auntie Em on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 8:53am
Title: Oh, dear

I am so sorry! South Bisbee is one of thoese very wonderful quirky places. I love to take visitors through that tunnel and pop out into the area. Everyone is amazed. I remember the first time I saw it nearly 40 years ago. I was immediately entranced.

Best of luck to everyone there. I know some folks who’ve been there for 20 and 30 years. How sorrowful to have to lose your home.

Proud US Citizen on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:19am

 Oh please!

Let me see if I understand…..

These are acreages that people rented!

Then they decided to build a house, thinking that the LAND OWNER would never want their land back…..


Guess these people never bothered to read all of the terms of their leases.

Oh well…..

WW2 Marine Veteran on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 3:22pm

Those people are being paid far more than the worth of those houses.

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