Mayor’s Update: March 9

first_imgMayor Jay Gillian Dear Friends,At last night’s City Council meeting, Finance Director Frank Donato made a presentation on budgeted revenues and expenses for 2018. He offered an analysis of ratable trends, fund balance, debt service, operating expenses, full-time staffing, health insurance, pensions and other parts of the budget. The work that goes into putting together this annual plan is a team effort, and I have always instructed everybody to start from zero and budget only what’s necessary to maintain our level of services. I’m confident that we have delivered a responsible budget, and I look forward to working with City Council to further refine it.The budget presentation is available online at for everybody to view. City Council will formally “introduce” the budget at the March 22 meeting. Council will then work on potential revisions until a final public hearing and vote in April.Our contractor is working on the final stages of the Fourth Ward neighborhood drainage project. And the city is juggling several other road projects in all four wards. As the weather warms up in the coming weeks, paving work will begin.We learned that a gas line must be replaced on the portion of the Wesley Avenue project between North Street and Battersea, and we hope that the delay this replacement causes will be kept to a minimum.  Additional utility work will cause the intersection of Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue to be closed for a day on either Tuesday or Wednesday as New Jersey American Water installs a new main. Following the closure work will continue on parts of Eighth Street.Please be patient as we push to complete all of these improvements before the summer season.The forecast calls for another coastal storm to pass by Ocean City on Sunday night and Monday. It’s still unclear exactly how we will be affected, but please keep an eye on conditions and be prepared to protect your vehicles if the storm brings flooding. Two of the pumping stations in Merion Park experienced issues during the most recent storm. As this sophisticated technology becomes more common with the new neighborhood projects underway, we are developing procedures to quickly identify and correct any unintended shutdown. Please never attempt to tamper with this equipment and notify police immediately if you see anyone tampering with or disabling this equipment.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Požega-Slavonia County received 23 new bicycle guides

first_imgThe Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County has implemented the first of a total of three parts of the cyclotourism development project in Požega-Slavonia County.In the first phase, training for bicycle guides was held by the development agency from Pazin IRTA doo, after which Požega-Slavonia County received a new 23 for bicycle guides. Each of the participants received a certificate from the Croatian Cycling Federation that they can lead groups of cyclists in our county and beyond.The other two parts of the project according to the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism Development of Požega-Slavonia County are in the final phase: Development of a bicycle map of Požega-Slavonia County and “Inclusion of cycling routes and tourist content of Požega-Slavonia County in the project Croatia bike routes” which should be completed until the end of 2018, they point out from the Tourist Board of Požega-Slavonia County.The operational plan for the development of cycling tourism in Požega-Slavonia County, as well as all bike trails and the offer can be viewed hereEven if the whole cycling tourism story were developed in synergy at the level of the entire destination Slavonia, it would be a strategic development. This way we have 5 counties and 5 different tourism products, as well as cycling stories. This, as well as many other trainings, were to be held at the level of the entire region of Slavonia. This is more so in the case of cycling tourism, where the average and recreational cyclist travels 30 kilometers by bicycle and in one day travels from one county to another by bicycle.This is another practical proof of how the whole of Slavonia should be developed and branded through one brand – Slavonia.last_img read more

No bail bond for quailed theft suspect

first_imgBACOLOD City – The court recommended nobail bond for the temporary liberty of a qualified theft suspect arrested in Barangay2, Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. The 41-year-old Jina Gohing was caughton the strength of an arrest warrant around 9:45 a.m. on Feb. 17, a policereport showed. The Kabankalan police served the warrantissued by Judge Rodney Magbanua of the Regional Trial Court Branch 61 inKabankalan City dated July 27, 2017.center_img The suspect was detained in the lockupcell of the Kabankalan City police station./PNlast_img read more

Wenger joins Legend of Football Hall of Fame

first_imgRelatedPosts Breaking: Arsenal win FA Cup, qualify for Europa League FA Cup semis: Man U draw Chelsea, as Arsenal battle Man City Iwobi: It’s time to live up to hype Arsène Wenger was “extremely honoured” to be inducted into the Legends of Football Hall of Fame on Monday night.An array of stars from the world of football and entertainment attended the glittering event at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, where the former Arsenal manager received his 2019 Legends of Football award.They also helped to raise £521,000 for Nordoff Robbins, the music therapy charity supported by the Premier League, and Wenger was delighted by the outcome.“Since leaving Arsenal I received some interesting proposals, however, one invitation that I did not hesitate to accept, and I am extremely honoured to do so, is to receive the 2019 Legends of Football award,” said the three-time Premier League title winner.“I have always enjoyed music and have been excited to be involved in the work Legends of Football does to support Nordoff Robbins, which is a fantastic charity.“Music therapy can change people’s lives, across a broad spectrum of disabilities.”Tags: Arsene WengerFootball Hall of Famelast_img read more