by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” City officials are looking for a new member for the Health Care Authority Board the group that is in charge of the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.At Tuesday night’s meeting it was announced that Tami Klinedinst had resigned from the board. She was appointed just a few months ago. She ran for mayor in the last election and wanted to be involved in the community.Tami KlinedinstKlinedinst is a director at Wellington Health and Rehab, a long-term healthcare facility.Klinedinst said she had to make a “hard personal choice,” why she chose to resign. She said she needed to devote more time to her job and to her son, who is 11.She said she felt like she had let people down by resigning, but she felt she needed to make that decision.Applications will be accepted through September 3 by the city.Â The term runs through April 30, 2017, and people would be applying to fill the remainder of the term. The city council will consider applicants and choose one to serve on the board. If there are no applicants, or if the city wants more applications, the deadline may be extended.One member of the board may reside outside the city limits, so applications can be accepted from non residents.The Health Care Authority directs the hospital and other health care services by operating the city hospital or any other such care service, as the authority deems proper.Â Meetings of the Health Care Authority are at 7:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Anyone interested in being considered for appointment to the position should submit an application to the City Clerk’s office by 5:00 p.m. on September 3. The application form is available in the City Clerk’s Office or is available on the City website www.cityofwellington.net on the Board and Commissions page. For questions or additional information, please contact Shane Shields, City Clerk, ph 620-326-2811.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 260 weeks ago Normally, monthly board meetings are the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 noon, not 7:30 am. The August meeting was held at 7:30 am due to a conflict with the normal noon meeting time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 260 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down NPD · 259 weeks ago Is that a glamour shot by Deb? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
Middletown residents can see exactly where their municipal tax dollars are being spent with the township’s easy-to-use tax receipt calculator. By Allison Perrine Due to the pandemic, revenues were reduced in this year’s budget and “large adjustments” had to be made, according to Colleen Lapp, chief financial officer. That includes decreasing anticipated costs in the introduced budget, like fees and permits, from $475,000 to about $373,00; court fines and costs from $675,000 to $375,000; and parking meter fees from $600,000 to $294,000. It’s pretty simple: By visiting the website, middletownnj.org/mytaxdollars, residents can enter their 2020 residential assessment and discover where each penny of their municipal tax dollars goes, with explanations and details. Anyone unsure of their assessment can also find it on the site. The New Jersey State League of Municipalities recognized the township in 2019 with an innovation in governance award for establishing the platform, said Perry. The National League of Cities also recognized the township for its efforts to explain its tax bill to residents, and the mayor of Paterson, Andre Sayegh, who is a friend of Perry’s, asked representatives of his city to create the same platform once he learned what Middletown created. The 2020 Budget The feedback has been “incredible” from township residents as well, the mayor said. “It’s very simple and anytime government can provide greater insight into how they’re spending the hard-earned dollar of the taxpayer, they should,” said Perry. The idea to create the page came as officials brainstormed ways to make tax bills easier to read and understand for residents. It was set up by members of the public information office and tech department in 2019 but underwent some renovations in 2020 to give it a more polished look. Most people have questions about their bills and where the money is going, said Perry. The municipality keeps just about 21 percent of taxes collected; the school board gets 62 percent. “This is really something that I’m very proud of, the township committee is very proud of, because it really gives an incredibly transparent view of your tax bill,” said Mayor Tony Perry. “Every municipality in the state of New Jersey should be required to provide something like this.” The final municipal budget for 2020 was unanimously approved at the June 15 township committee meeting. It anticipates $83.1 million in total general revenues, with $56.1 million to be raised by taxes for support of the municipal budget. “When somebody scrolls down this list, this receipt, and they see that their fire department on the average assessed value only costs them $25 a year, that’s an amazing statistic that I want the people of Middletown to know,” said Perry. “Who wouldn’t pay $25 to have a fire department?” MIDDLETOWN – With its municipal budget for 2020 approved, the Middletown Township Committee wants to remind the public of its user-friendly tax receipt calculator that shows residents exactly where their money is going. According to the calculator, the average Middletown resident with a home valuation of $445,000 will pay about $2,249 in municipal taxes. Of that total, $512 will go to police, $418 to public works, $99 to the public library, $25 to fire services and much more. But “despite the global pandemic,” the committee was able to deliver a “fiscally responsible budget” with a 0 percent municipal tax rate increase without reducing services, said Perry. “This budget represents the fiscal solvency and stability to withstand this crisis and lost revenues, however it hinges on Middletown and the State of New Jersey getting back on its feet.” The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.
“We think it’s a good compromise and it will work for us,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina, who was part of a delegation of more than two dozen lawmakers at the CTC meeting in Irvine to lobby for the San Gabriel Valley. “We did not come to take away from anyone else, we just came for our fair share.” The commission’s decision still left out $97.3million for the extension of a carpool lane on the 10Freeway through Baldwin Park. The money had been included in an earlier list of recommended projects but was later taken out as commission staff boosted funding for projects in western Los Angeles and Riverside and San Bernardino counties. Baldwin Park Councilwoman Marlen Garcia, a longtime booster the 10/605 upgrade, said she was encouraged by the commission’s decision despite the loss of the carpool lane funding. The San Gabriel Valley, she said, “is the stepchild that has been ignored and become an orphan. But now there is at least light at the end of the tunnel.” Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, said he received confirmation late Tuesday that the state would find funds for the 10/605 interchange from CTC Executive Director John Barna. IRVINE – The San Gabriel Valley may get the money to upgrade a congested freeway interchange after all, even though the area was shut out of a statewide plan to spend billions in voter-approved transportation bonds. The California Transportation Commission voted Wednesday not to give the San Gabriel Valley a single dollar from the $4.5 billion in freeway improvement funds made available when Proposition 1B passed last November. But the commission made up for the slight by earmarking $70 million from a different pot to pay for upgrades to the San Bernardino (10) and San Gabriel River (605) freeway intersection. The compromise was reached following weeks of furious lobbying by local legislators – efforts that initially not only failed to secure the funding, but were met by further cuts to Valley transportation projects. “This is by no means the ideal solution, but at least we have a seat at the table again,” said Hernandez, who participated in a last-minute conference call Tuesday with Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials, state Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar, to talk about funding for the San Gabriel Valley. The next step is to make sure the MTA allocates the funds to the first phases of the 10/605 interchange project even before it gets the money from the state, said Baldwin Park Councilman David Olivas. “We need to make sure MTA begins immediately with the \,” said Olivas. “The MTA has discretionary funds to start this, which can be backfilled with the \ funds.” Molina, chairwoman of the MTA board, said the agency should be able to advance the funds. Hernandez staffers said the money for the interchange won’t be available until the Legislature finalizes the state budget – hypothetically by June30. If the MTA gets the ball rolling with its own discretionary funds, an EIR could be commissioned as early as next month, with construction starting nine to 12 months after that. MTA Executive Director Roger Snoble promised that his agency would move quickly. “It’s a real safety issue,” he said. “We want to get going on that as soon as possible.” Garcia said she would not be convinced until she saw actual progress on the project. She encouraged her fellow lawmakers to continue to press the MTA. “These are just words, and now we have to lobby with MTA to make sure they designate those funds,” she said. “We have to continue to talk to MTA folks to make sure they know the San Gabriel Valley exists.” The money allocated for the interchange project will come from the State Highway Operation and Protection Program. The program, funded by the state gas tax, fees and federal money, is administered by Caltrans but the CTC has the final say on how the funds are spent. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
We had already topped the precipitation norm prior to the weekend post of two millimetres, which raised that unofficial monthly total through yesterday to 28.8. That’s now 2.3 millimetres more than the December norm and we’re still waiting for this morning’s total. All this means that driving conditions have deteriorated and considering what’s gone down in the last 18 hours north of the city, it would appear we can’t say this, enough: slow down and proceed with care and caution.- Advertisement –
Neville Southall claims Everton can win the Premier League this season.The Merseyside club are 200/1 with bookmakers to win the title, having finished fifth last term and seen the sides who finished above them all strengthen considerably over the summer.But Southall insists his former club should not be written out of the race for the championship this time around, telling talkSPORT there is no reason why Roberto Martinez can’t lead the Toffees to an unlikely triumph.Speaking ahead of Everton’s clash with Arsenal, the Welshman said: “What really gets on my nerves is everyone is going on about the title being between [the likes of] Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Man United. No, there are a couple of other teams out there that could win the league and we are one of them.“It’s all about them, but we are a good team. We could surprise a few people this season, especially if we can get a few more in. It is not what it used to be any more, it is not a two horse race now.”The likes of Liverpool, Man United and Chelsea may have spent more this summer, but Everton have splashed out a large amount of money themselves, largely on Romelu Lukaku, with the striker arriving from Chelsea for a club record fee of £28million.The young Belgian enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Goodison Park last season, but Southall believes he is far from the finished product and claims the Toffees’ hopes of a successful campaign could depend on whether the 21-year-old makes the necessary improvements to his game.“Lukaku needs to come on and he needs to show he has learnt more than last year,” added Southall, speaking on The Sports Bar.“He is great at scoring goals but his all-round play has to improve. His hold up play certainly needs to improve.“He could be a little Drogba, he could flatten people for fun, but he seems to be a little intimidated about using his power. If he can bully people and hold the ball up, we will do really well this year. “Everton v Arsenal is live on talkSPORT on Saturday 23 August 2014, kick off 17:30
Sunset in Falcarragh by Robert McClean for donegaldaily.comAFTER the dullest January for a generation, the sun is finally out in Donegal.And it looks like it could be with us for more than a week.The downside is that it is going to get colder. But with calm air over Ireland has come some glorious sunshine.You can send your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org*******Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every Day Follow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDailySun going down at Derryreel Falcarragh by Robert McClean for donegaldaily.comBuncrana by Liza Lindsay Gorgeous Glencolmcille by Ireland By BikeStorm brewing at Malinmore Bay, Glencolmcille by Paul Hegarty. WOW! YOUR STUNNING PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE FEBRUARY SUN was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:WOW! YOUR STUNNING PICTURES OF DONEGAL IN THE FEBRUARY SUN
A group of Donegal people are attempting to swim to Dublin.They won’t be using rivers but rather the Finn Valley Leisure Centre in the Twin Towns.The challenge takes place in the leisure Centre on 30th May in aid of Our Lady’s Childrens’ Hospital Medical and Research Foundation of Crumlin.The challenge is to swim the distance from the leisure centre to Crumlin Hospital. Participants are collectively attempting to reach the target of 8600 lengths of the pool. This equates to a distance of 215km’s.People can pledge to swim any number of lengths on the day. We will have a whiteboard on poolside with a countdown of the remaining lengths.The challenge is open to any age and the customer will inform the event personnel how much they have swam once they are finished. People can raise their own sponsorship and also anyone can donate on the day at the centre.The idea came from local Crumlin Research Foundation fundraiser Niall Mulrine approached Martin McDevitt, Pool Operations Manager of Finn Valley Leisure Centre on how to raise funds for Crumlin Research Foundation.Martin’s idea on the swim to Crumlin in lengths of the pool came from a project they worked on before swimming the length of nearby river Finn.The money raised will go directly to the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital of Crumlin.With the huge task of improving Crumlin still ongoing, there’s good news, and some very worrying news too. New children’s heartThe good news is that the recently renovated Children’s Heart Centre is now benefitting hundreds of children and their families. With 25 spacious new bedrooms, two isolation rooms, a kitchen, showers, toilets, and a tea-room for parents. This state of the art unit is the kind of facility that our young patients, and our highly trained and qualified team of cardiac doctors and nurses fully deserve.￼The really worrying news is that Crumlin are now a full €1 million short of the funds needed to upgrade the Outpatients Dept. The situation is desperate. Outpatients was built almost 60 years ago to cater for 500 children a week. Today, there are 1500 going through per week.With everyone helping to fundraise, the Heart centre can become the state of excellence our local and national children need.HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE DONEGAL FUNDRAISING GROUP SWIMMING (YES SWIMMING!) TO DUBLIN was last modified: May 27th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHILDREN’S HOSPITALdonegalFinn Valley Centreswim
Check out Letterkenny RFC receiving their €10,000 Topaz Cash for Clubs winner’s cheque along with a very special surprise training session with a certain rugby star!DDTV: Which Irish rugby star did Letterkenny RFC youngsters rub shoulders with? was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
DONEGAL will play a preliminary round match against Cavan in next year’s Ulster senior football championship.And if they win that they will face a replay of this year’s Ulster final – against Derry.The winners of that game will face either Tyrone or Armagh in the semi-final. The full draw is below:Prelim: Cavan v DonegalQuarter-finals: Fermanagh v Down; Monaghan v Antrim; Armagh v Tyrone; Cavan or Donegal v DerrySemi-Finals: Fermanagh or Down v Monaghan or Antrim; Armagh or Tyrone v Cavan, Donegal or DerryOther Provincial drawsMUNSTER SFCQuarter-finals Waterford v LimerickKerry v TipperarySemi-finalsClare v Waterford/LimerickCork v Kerry/Tipperary CONNACHT SFCQuarter-finalsNew York v SligoLondon v Leitrim Galway v RoscommonSemi-finalsNew York/Sligo v Galway/RoscommonMayo v London/LeitrimLEINSTER SFCPreliminaryWestmeath v LouthLongford v LaoisMeath v WicklowQuarter-finalsWestmeath/Louth v DublinLongford/Laois v WexfordMeath/Wicklow v CarlowOffaly v KildareLEINSTER SHCPreliminaryWestmeath v AntrimLaois v CarlowQuarter-finalsLaois/Carlow v DublinOffaly v WexfordGalway v Westmeath/AntrimSemi-finalsGalway v Westmeath/Antrim v Offaly v WexfordLaois/Carlow v Dublin v KilkennyMUNSTER SHCSemi-finalsClare v WaterfordCork v Limerick/TipperaryDONEGAL TO PLAY CAVAN IN PRELIMINARY ROUND TO START DEFENCE OF ULSTER was last modified: October 6th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJim McGuinnessUlster GAA SFC 2012
Pictured from left is Ruairi McGee, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal;Niall McHale, Ballina, Co. Mayo; Gary Lyons, Balla, Co. Mayo ; and Anthony Mannion Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal; and student’s at IT Sligo who have been named Winners in the 2014 Engineers Ireland Level 7 Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards, sponsored by Siemens, for their project of a Willow Harvester Prototype .Pic:Naoise CulhaneTWO Donegal Students at the Institute of Technology in Sligo are among a team who have won an Innovative Student Engineering Award.Winning projects explore transporting critical medical supplies long distances and develop a more efficient way of harvesting willow to use as a renewable energy sourceStudents Ruairi McGee and Anthony Mannion from Ballyshannon, along with classmates Gary Lyons from Balla and Niall McHale from Ballina in Co. Mayo won first prize in the Engineers Ireland Level 7 Innovative Student Engineer of the Year Awards 2014, sponsored by Siemens. Titled ‘Willow Harvester Prototype’, the winning group’s entry involved the design, fabrication, testing and analysis of a new and improved prototype device for whole stem willow harvesting.The project focused on providing a more efficient solution for an existing local willow plantation at Ardtarmon House Hotel in Ballinfull whose current harvesting options are time consuming and costly.The harvested willow is used on-site to provide domestic hot water and heating for the guest accommodation.The winning IT Sligo team worked with the Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies (CREST) to introduce an innovative design to existing technologies to provide a more economical harvesting solution to smaller, dispersed, willow growers. John Power, chartered engineer, director general of Engineers Ireland said, “Engineering is not only at the heart of our day-to-day lives but it is clear to see from the diverse range of projects entered this year that engineers play a vital role in many existing and developing industries in Ireland – from agriculture and automotive to technology and biomedical.“Of the numerous job announcements over the past 12 months, many of these have been engineering opportunities. There continues to be real career options and demand for engineers of all backgrounds in Ireland. While there is an increase in the number of students opting for engineering at third level we still need more students choosing from the wide variety of engineering courses available to fulfil the employment needs of industry now and in the future.”He continued, “I wish to congratulate all entrants, in particular the finalists, who are an example of the ingenuity and talent that exists in Ireland today.” DONEGAL STUDENTS WIN INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING AWARD was last modified: June 11th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalengineering awardssligo it