If the sessions are done online, residents can watch the meeting live on the township’s website. Any residents interested in making public comments can do so by telephone via a special number that is published each week in the online agenda packet. Calls are taken in the order they are received and only during the public comment agenda item. The phone number is active only for specific meetings. New phone numbers will be issued for each future meeting during the public health pandemic. … [Read more...] about Woodlands to kick off 2021 budget season in late July
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“Out of the township’s total revenue sources, property taxes make up 36 percent, sales tax (make up) 42 percent, hotel tax (makes up) 7 percent and other recreation makes up 15 percent. I know that Director (Bruce) Rieser is in charge of the budget task force and is digging into the details that will be presented to us on May 21 as possible changes to the 2020 budget and perhaps 2021,” Snyder said. “I would like Monique (Sharp) to provide a general overview where we are with each of the revenue sources. I’ve had a number of people asking what we are doing.” … [Read more...] about Woodlands financial director predicts more positive budget scenarios
Briefly: The Major League Baseball official who authenticates game-used items to prevent fraud signed off on 125 items, about five times normal. They included the eight Champagne bottles used in the postgame toast and, separately, the corks. ... The past three no-hitters against the Padres have been thrown by Giants, the two by Lincecum and, before that, Jonathan Sanchez's in 2009. ... Marco Scutaro went 0-for-2 with a lineout to second Tuesday night in his first minor-league rehab game in Arizona. He next will play Friday. ... Brandon Crawford hit his eighth triple, matching Dee Gordon and Alex Rios for the major-league lead. … [Read more...] about Duvall’s 1st day in bigs with Giants gives cause for celebration
What are my rights as a protester? Where can and can't I protest? Can police or local leaders tell us to disperse? What can I record? Someone took a picture of my face at a public protest. Is that allowed? What should I pack to stay safe at a protest? What can -- and can't -- police do during a protest? What can I do if a police officer stops me? What can I do if I get arrested? What can I do if I feel law enforcement or other officials violated my rights? Can my workplace fire me if they find out I attended a protest? … [Read more...] about If you’re planning to take part in protests, know your rights. Read this.
Under the plan announced in 2017, the textile mill in Forrest City was due to go into production by mid-2018, processing 200,000 tons of cotton per year and hiring workers locally at an average hourly wage of $15.75, nearly double the minimum wage in Arkansas at the time. Preston said the delay in the project has had a big impact on the local community. … [Read more...] about Arkansas Cotton Town Still Waiting for Chinese Textile Factory Announced in 2017