LETTER: Thank you for allowing me to represent you in the…

first_img Mile Square to Spare Ed Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Lisa Thorn Bayonne Facebook Twitter CommunityHoboken January 7, 2016 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR January 8, 2016 3:06 am at 3:06 am Bayonne 2-alarm fire leaves six people displaced, one suffers minor injuries, fire chief says Community January 7, 2016 2:21 pm at 2:21 pm 1. Good riddance. Good luck getting a real job outside the political sector.2. If you did such a great job and enjoyed your time so much, why did you not run for office again? Was it your choice? Or do you have some sort of political master to whom you bow? And if so, you weren’t really in office as yourself, were you?3. Do you really think that attending some random program that happens to be held by Harvard really means you can put “Harvard” on your resume? Don’t you think that’s a little misleading?4. What’s up with those generators in the parking lot?5. Did you use your assembly fund to pay for your failed city council race? If so, is that legal or ethical? And why were your election reports, which were due long before election day, not submitted until months later?6. Where did you get the envelopes and taxpayer-funded postage to send your council campaign correspondence to the 6th Ward residents? Was that a mistake? A favor? An ethical lapse?7. Did you urinate on someone’s apartment door? Do you think that’s normal or appropriate behavior? Comments are closed. January 7, 2016 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm 3:06 am……When people are sleep deprived they are more susceptible to have crazy thoughts. always best to go to sleep every night for 8 hours Hoboken man killed in motorcycle crash on N.J. Turnpike in Kearny, state police say Suficiente It is important to have people in public office who have voted in for more than their ethnicity.Ethics, morals and honesty are what is required. By Hudson County View – January 7, 2016 12:41 pm 6 You don’t represent me nor would I ever have a crook representing me!GFY you lying sociopath. What he did to so many people in the HHA is a disgrace. Ed January 7, 2016 5:24 pm at 5:24 pm In a letter to the editor, outgoing Assemblyman Carmelo Garcia (D-33) thanks his constituents for giving him the “honor” to “advocate for the needs of the community and our city.”Dear Hoboken and 33rd District residents,I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving me the chance to represent you in the state’s General Assembly over the past two years.The public trust of representing and advocating for your interests to improve our neighborhoods and the state of NJ is the highest honor a kid from the Hoboken Housing Authority could have imagined, and I am humbled to have served the community in this capacity. And we have accomplished so much in a very short time.Dozens of bills I have sponsored have become law, and I have written legislation on your behalf to protect privacy rights, address transportation, help small businesses, halt excessive car-booting policies, prevent teen suicide, protect our seniors citizens, improve Alzheimer’s care, protect our pets and animals, improve public safety, and assist NJ commuters.I have truly loved every minute I have served as your Assemblyman. During my time in office, I never forgot why I was there – to advocate for the needs of the community and our city – despite the often stormy conditions of Hoboken’s political climate.Because, in finality, what matters most, to me, is you – the resident and the constituent. And far into the future, I will always remember the trust you placed in me to represent you.As my tenure in the Assembly comes to a close, my commitment to public service will live on as I will always be your servant leader!This may be the end of one chapter, but there is much more to be written as I look forward to the new chapters with my growing family & God guiding me with his light.I will continue to advocate for you in whatever capacity I can, as when we stand up together, our voices can and will be heard as positive results are achieved. We have proven this over & over so, know that my love for you is always about hope, change and service to others.I have always believed – and continue to believe – that together, “we can, we will, watch us” make a difference!I wish every resident much success, blessings and happiness in the new year.“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future” JFKGratefully yours,Carmelo G. Garcia, MSIS, IM, CPMAssemblyman, 33rd DistrictEditor’s Note: Carmelo Garcia submitted this letter several days prior to yesterday’s submission from the Hoboken GOP. Previous articleAfter 3 trustees sworn in, West New York BOE names Parkinson pres, Gonzalez VPNext articleLETTER: It was an honor to serve as West New York BOE president, Rodas says Hudson County View CarePoint Health reaches deal for Cigna Health Insurance to join their network Legislature of the year for advancing civil rights. Thank you Assemblyman Garcia! Mel B The only person you should thank is Brian Stack for letting you be in that position for a few years. The rest of us can thank Brian Stack today for seeing you for what you are and dropping you. Do us all a favor and don’t run for anything ever again. Good riddance 6 COMMENTS TAGSCarmelo Garciadistrict 33Hoboken Housing Authoritynj assembly SHARE Bayonne LETTER: Thank you for allowing me to represent you in the Assembly, Carmelo Garcia says January 8, 2016 8:12 am at 8:12 amlast_img read more

Mortgage requests surge ahead of Thanksgiving

first_img Full Name* This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Message* Joel Kan, MBA’s head of industry forecasting, attributed the jump in home loans to the drop in the average 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage rate to 2.92 percent from 2.99 percent. That rate was the lowest in the 30-year history of MBA’s weekly survey.“The decline in rates ignited borrower interest, with applications for both home purchases and refinancing increasing on a weekly and annual basis,” Kan said in a statement.The unadjusted purchase index was up 19 percent year-over-year, while the refinance index was up 79 percent year-over-year. Jumbo purchase rates increased, however, to 3.18 percent from 3.11 the week before. Many lenders are tightening lending criteria for jumbo loans, particularly in densely populated urban markets.Overall, applications for all home loans increased by nearly 4 percent last week. Refinancing requests made up more than 71 percent of home loan applications, according to MBA’s report.The surge in home loans comes as housing prices continue to rise amid record low levels of supply. Last month, there were just 1.42 million properties listed for sale.Contact Erin Hudsoncenter_img (iStock)As the holiday season kicked off, buyers and homeowners got hungry for home financing.An index tracking the number of mortgage applications to purchase homes increased 4 percent last week, seasonally adjusted, compared to the prior week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s weekly survey.It was the second consecutive weekly increase for the metric, known as the purchase index. The index had not grown for seven straight weeks until the second week of November.Refinancing activity was also up: MBA’s index tracking applications to refinance increased 5 percent from the week before.Read moreOver the slump? Home-purchase mortgages jumpHomebuying slump worsens as applications for mortgage loans dropUS home prices surged 6.6% in September Email Address*last_img read more

MISSION IMPOSSIBLE? Only team who beat RK Vardar with +9 and more…

first_imgEHF CL: Meshkov, PSG and Telekom Veszprem cruised to QF Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Recommended for you EHF CL: Aalborg, Kiel and Nantes reach quater-finals Impressive Benjamin Buric stunned Lomza Vive Kielce! ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHow difficult will be for MOL Pick Szeged to qualify for the Men’s EHF Final4 in Cologne, the best way to describe it is to see the list of RK Vardar Skopje defeats in the last six years of Men’s EHF Champions League appearance.The only team who beat RK Vardar with more than eight goals was PSG Handball in season 2013/2014.First match in Skopje ended 31:23 for home team.Season 2013/2014PSG Handball – Vardar 35:25Vardar – Metalurg 18:26Season 2014/2015Veszprem – Vardar 32:24Season 2018/2019FC Barcelona – Vardar 34:26PHOTO: MOL Pick Szeged Related Items:EHF Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Almost 107.000 votes for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2019

first_imgRelated Items:World Female Handball Player 2019 NBSC WORLD FEMALE LINE-PLAYER 2019?Kari Brattset (Gyori AUDI ETO KC – Norway) (53%, 6,704 Votes)Danick Snelder (FTC Rail Cargo Hungaria – The Netherlands) (30%, 3,783 Votes)Dragana Cvijic (CSM Bucharest – Serbia) (9%, 1,171 Votes)Pop Lazic (Brest Bretagne Handball – Serbia) (8%, 1,045 Votes)Total Voters: 12,703 Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmail Anna Vyakhireva is NBSC World Female Handball Player 2019 Vote for NBSC World Female Handball Player 2019 NBSC WORLD FEMALE GOALKEEPER 2019?Sandra Toft (Brest Bretagne Handball – Denmark) (43%, 7,961 Votes) 15Tess Wester (Odense HC – The Netherlands) (37%, 6,935 Votes) 7Amandine Leynaud (Gyori Audi ETO KC – France) (14%, 2,612 Votes) 4Anna Sedoykina (Rostov Don – Russia) (6%, 1,040 Votes) 1Total Voters: 18,548 NBSC WORLD FEMALE DEFENSIVE PLAYER 2019?Eduarda Amorim (Gyori Audi ETO KC – Brazil) (38%, 4,709 Votes) 10Kelly Dulfer (Kobenhavn Handball – The Netherlands) (28%, 3,453 Votes) 7Lara Gonzales (ESBF Besancon – Spain) (18%, 2,266 Votes) 4Anna Sen (Rostov Don – Russia) (17%, 2,125 Votes) 1Total Voters: 12,553 ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHere is the explanation of the Voting process for the NBSC WORLD FEMALE HANDBALL PLAYER 2019. Handball-Planet.com made the Jury consisted of the handball specialists from 12 countries, while the last member were the visitors of our website (106.699 votes). Journalists voted for their favorites by giving them 3, 2 and 1 vote/point (MVP received 5 points), while the fans’ opinion was calculated different with 10, 7, 4 and 1 vote/point per position.TWO players with the biggest support of the fans have got 15 and 12 – They are Danish star Sandra Toft with 7.961 votes and Norwegian playmaker Stine Bredal Oftedal with 7.697 votes.NBSC WORLD FEMALE LEFT WING 2019?Camilla Herrem (Sola HK – Norway) (48%, 6,331 Votes) 10Nadine Schatzl (FTC – Hungary) (26%, 3,457 Votes) 7Majda Mehmedovic (ZRK Buducnost Podgorica / Montenegro) (15%, 1,938 Votes) 4Polina Kuznetsova (Rostov Don – Russia) (12%, 1,560 Votes) 1Total Voters: 13,286 Pingback: Sandra Toft kåret til verdens bedste målvogter – kvindesport.dkcenter_img Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. NBSC WORLD FEMALE RIGHT WING 2019?Malin Aune (Vipers Kristiansand – Norway) (33%, 4,048 Votes) 10Angela Malestein (SG BBM Biettigheim – The Netherlands) (28%, 3,494 Votes) 7Jovanka Radicevic (ZRK Buducnost – Montenegro) (24%, 2,932 Votes) 4Iulia Managarova (Rostov Don – Russia) (15%, 1,850 Votes) 1Total Voters: 12,324 Over 70.000 votes for NBSC Female World Handball Player 2019 in the first 72 hours! 1 Comment 1 Comment NBSC WORLD FEMALE RIGHT BACK 2019?Anna Vyakhireva (Rostov Don – Russia) (57%, 6,197 Votes) 10Linn Jorum Sulland (Vipers Kristiansand – Norway) (30%, 3,275 Votes) 7Ana Gros (Brest Bretagne Handball – Slovenia) (10%, 1,076 Votes) 4Ryu Eun-hee (Paris 92 – France) (3%, 355 Votes) 1Total Voters: 10,903 NBSC WORLD FEMALE PLAYMAKER 2019?Stine Bredal Oftedal (Gyori AUDI ETO KC – Norway) (56%, 7,697 Votes) 12Estavana Polman (Team Esbjerg – The Netherlands) (30%, 4,193 Votes) 7Nerea Pena (Siofok KC – Spain) (12%, 1,651 Votes) 4Grace Zaadi (Metz Handball – France) (2%, 324 Votes) 1Total Voters: 13,865 NBSC WORLD FEMALE LEFT BACK 2019?Lois Abbingh (Rostov Don – The Netherlands) (46%, 5,755 Votes) 10Emilie Hegh Arntzen (Vipers Kristiansand – Norway) (24%, 2,950 Votes) 7Estelle Nze Minko (Gyori Audi ETO KC – France) (20%, 2,523 Votes) 4Alexandrina Barbosa ( Nantes Atlantique Handball – Spain) (10%, 1,289 Votes) 1Total Voters: 12,517last_img read more

Kyle Larson, David Ragan lead Bristol’s Saturday practices

first_imgFront Row Motorsports found themselves at the front of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series final practice Saturday morning at Bristol Motor Speedway as David Ragan led the way.Ragan clocked the fastest lap at 127.487 mph in the No. 38 Ford, turning it on his second lap of the session. Ragan will start 23rd in Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).RELATED: Final practice results | Sunday’s start time moved upChase Elliott ticked off the second-fastest time at 127.073 mph in the No. 9 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet. Denny Hamlin finished the session in third at 126.997 mph, followed by Kurt Busch in fourth (126.537 mph).Michael McDowell backed up Front Row’s effort by completing the top five with the fifth-fastest time at 126.295 mph in the No. 34 Ford.The final five minutes of the session did not treat Stewart-Haas Racing well, though. Busch, who was slated to start on the outside pole alongside his younger brother, Kyle Busch, lost control of the No. 41 Ford at the exit of Turn 2 and hit the inside wall nose-first. Clint Bowyer also found trouble, running into the left-rear quarter panel of the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford of Trevor Bayne, causing damage to the right-front fender of the No. 14 Ford.RELATED: Full Bristol schedule | Complete starting lineupThe No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team of Austin Dillon and the No. 00 StarCom Racing team of Landon Cassill served 15-minute practice holds for failing qualifying inspection twice.Due to an inclement weather forecast, the start time for Sunday’s Monster Energy Series race at Bristol has been moved up to 1 p.m. ET on FOX.Second Practice RecapIt was Kyle Larson who rocketed to the top of the speed charts in Saturday’s second practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Bristol Motor Speedway.Larson, driver of the No. 42 Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet, laid down a lap of 129.004 miles per hour to win the session in preparation for Sunday’s Food City 500 (1 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).RELATED: Practice 2 results | Best 10-lap averages | Full Bristol scheduleMartin Truex Jr. finished second in the session at 128.952 mph in the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota. Stewart-Haas Racing’s Aric Almirola notched the third-fastest time (128.943 mph), while pole-sitter Kyle Busch (128.934 mph) and Kasey Kahne (128.830 mph) rounded out the top five.Defending race winner Jimmie Johnson, who will start last on Sunday after the No. 48 Hendrick Motorsports team was forced to change tires following Friday’s Busch Pole Award qualifying session, finished out the session in ninth with a lap of 128.563 mph.The No. 3 Richard Childress Racing team of Austin Dillon served a 15-minute practice hold in this session for unapproved adjustments, while the No. 51 Rick Ware Racing team of Harrison Rhodes and the No. 66 Motorsports Business Management team of Chad Finchum served 15-minute holds for arriving late to qualifying inspection.last_img read more

Amazon Studios Acquires Rights To Merle Haggard Biopic Project, Sam Rockwell Reportedly Attached To Star

first_imgProduction on film and television projects may still be on pause thanks to COVID-19, but that hasn’t stopped Amazon Studios from acquiring the rights for a biopic project focusing on late outlaw country legend Merle Haggard, who died on his 79th birthday back in April 2016. According to a report shared by Deadline on Tuesday, Oscar-winning actor Sam Rockwell has signed on to play Haggard, while Robin Bissell will direct and co-write film’s script alongside Merle’s widow, Theresa Haggard.The biopic will be based on Haggard’s 1981 memoir, Sing Me Back Home, which told the story of his humble beginnings in California in the years following the Great Depression and his journey through country music beginning in the early 1960s. Haggard’s career led him to become a country-western icon after gaining national fame for his 1969 hit, “Okie From Muskogee”. The song came at the height of the Vietnam War era, although the attention frustrated Haggard as he thought the counterculture movement did not understand the true nature of war. Haggard’s 1968 single, “Mama Tried”, became a live favorite of the Grateful Dead, who covered the high-energy country tune throughout their career.Related: Watch Bob Weir Perform “Mama Tried” In Tribute To Merle Haggard At The Ryman AuditoriumRockwell will reportedly do all of his own singing for the film, which will pick up during the years when Haggard was an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, where he watched the first prison performance from Johnny Cash. Along with telling the story of his career beginnings through the 1960s, the film will also focus on Merle’s complicated love affair with his singing partner and future wife Bonnie Owens.The untitled film project currently has no official release date, and it will be tough to gauge when film production will be able to resume in cities like Los Angeles where businesses are under threat of closing again due to COVID-19. Haggard was remembered by many following his death in 2016, including longtime colleagues and friends like Willie Nelson.[H/T Deadline]last_img read more

The Band’s Visit Star Katrina Lenk on Nail Care for the Tony Awards & the ‘Whoa’ Experience of Her New Co-Star

“Now we can do the show and tell the story and have it just be about that, which is great.” Did you go back and watch your performance of “Omar Sharif” on the Tony Awards telecast?Oh, God, no. Oh no, no, no. I have not watched that. No, that Tony performance. No, no, no.Even though you didn’t see it, did you expect your hand to get such an intense close-up?I’m so glad that I filed my nails before I went on because I kind of had an idea they were going to zoom in on it. I think the less aware I was of what was happening, the better because it was one of the most nerve-racking things I have experienced. I was very nervous.What moves you about the culture explored in The Band’s Visit?Getting to go to Israel and the actual town Bet Hatikva is based on was an incredible experience. I was reading some Israeli fiction and watching Israeli movies and TV series just trying to absorb as much as I could of the modern culture. Getting to go there—it shifted from something I imagined in my head to something I got to stand in and be among. I would love to go back because we were only there for a short amount of time; there are so many interesting and fascinating, beautiful places there.  Related Shows The Band’s Visit Katrina Lenk has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once and Indecent, and, of course, her Tony-winning turn as Dina in The Band’s Visit. What began as a small off-Broadway production based on a barely known 2007 Isreali movie of the same name, The Band’s Visit has turned into one of the most highly acclaimed musicals in recent memory, winning 10 Tony Awards including Best New Musical. Lenk is currently leading the cast with a mesmerizing performance alongside Broadway newcomer (and original film star) Sasson Gabay. Here, Lenk discusses life since her acceptance speech, how visiting Israel impacted her performance, and why she will never reveal the backstory she created for her character.  What is it like working with original The Band’s Visit film star Sasson Gabay, who has stepped into the role of Tewfiq?Working with Sasson Gabay is this bizarre meta thing because I saw the film and I’ve seen him in other films. I met him in Israel briefly when we were there, too. To now to have the man that played Tewfiq in the film be on stage with me—it’s like this weird, “Whoa, what’s happening” kind of place. It’s also such a gift as an actor to get to work with someone who was there at the birth of this story. And he’s wonderful to work with on stage and very present and authentic and generous and so funny and fascinating. I look forward to going and learning things about him every night. Click for More from the Broadway.com Photo Shoot You’ve brought up your obsession with octopuses on Show People and how you would love to play James Bond in our Secrets of the Tony Nominees video. Big question: Would you rather have a pet octopus or be the next James Bond?Why you make me choose?! Oh, no! A pet octopus or play James Bond? [Long pause.] I’d rather play James Bond because I bet that octopus would not really be that happy being a pet, and it should just be free in the world of water. And maybe while playing James Bond, I could pet an octopus. “Everything you see and hear and don’t hear in The Band’s Visit is very intentional…I get more interest or more investment in what’s happening and the mystery leads to more thoughtfulness.” In the show, we see the inside of Dina’s home and get a glimpse into her life. Tell me about that world.Everything you see and hear and don’t hear in The Band’s Visit is very intentional. We had an amazing creative team. When they made the set [designed by Scott Pask], every little thing has a reason that it’s there. A lot of that inspiration also comes from the original film and how when you’re not told something outright, your tendency to investigate and look in the background to see where you can get details kicks in. I think [that] engages us as actors and audiences. I get more interest or more investment in what’s happening and the mystery leads to more thoughtfulness.  “Working with Sasson Gabay is this bizarre meta thing… It’s also such a gift as an actor to get to work with someone who was there at the birth of this story.” View Comments Photographed by Emilio Madrid-Kuser at The Jane Hotel | Styling by Sarah Slutsky | Hair and Makeup by Eric Vosburg | Video shot by Mark Hayes and Alexander Goyco | Video edited by Mark HayesInterview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Katrina Lenk ​Congratulations on all of your success! Has it hit you yet that you’re really a Tony winner?The moment where everything hits you has not happened yet for me, I confess. I have the Tony back now. They engraved it and my name is on it, but I’m still like, “Whose is that? Why is that in here?” So, it feels like it happened to somebody else, or I read about it.How has life been post-awards season?I thought it would be super relaxing, but it’s taking a while to unwind. This last week was the first time all of us were able to just do the show and realize that that pressure has lifted. Now we can do the show and tell the story and have it just be about that, which is great. Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019 Star Files Has becoming a Tony winner changed your life?I don’t think it has yet. And I don’t know that the expectation of it changing one’s life isn’t necessarily a good one to have. Getting to work and continuing to work is a wonderful thing, and I hope that it gets to keep happening. I don’t know that there’s a change. I mean, I am wearing a jacket with a little ruffly sleeve [for the Broadway.com photo shoot], so that’s a change. Do you ever think about what that night would have been like for Dina if the band didn’t come to Bet Hatikva?Oh, my gosh. Yes. Before I go on stage I imagine what Dina expects her evening to be. Every day you open the door and you expect it to be a certain way. For Dina, I definitely have an idea of what would happen that day, and it wouldn’t be that exciting.Did you create a backstory for Dina’s life before we meet her in The Band’s Visit?There’s a backstory for Dina, and it can change depending on where I’m leaning any particular night. But since the show is always the same, there’s this wonderful flexibility. I will never tell my backstory because I love for people to imagine what they think happened to her or what happened in her life. I’m mostly excited about that. read more

Vermont receives $1 million from USDOT for emergency repairs following spring floods

first_imgUS Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont), US Representative Peter Welch (D-Vermont), and Governor Peter Shumlin (D-Vermont) announced Friday that the US Department of Transportation is releasing $1 million from the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief (ER) Program to repair roads and bridges damaged in a series of strong storms that struck Vermont earlier this year. US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx called members of the Vermont congressional delegation this morning with the news.  In a joint statement Leahy, Sanders, Welch and Shumlin said:  ‘This is a much-needed infusion of federal funds to help towns throughout Vermont repair roads washed out by several storms this year.  We appreciate Secretary Foxx and the US Department of Transportation for responding so promptly to Vermont’s urgent request.’   Beginning in May and continuing into July, a succession of storms brought heavy rainfall and flash flooding that resulted in numerous road closures throughout Vermont.  Some 30 separate road segments, of both state and local roads, were closed due to damage from the storms.  In particular, a shoulder section of I-89 southbound in Williston was damaged, causing the closure of one lane and leading to severe backups.  A section of Manhattan Drive in the City of Burlington was washed out, and a section of Vermont Route 15 in the Town of Essex experienced slope failure.  The following counties were affected by these storms:  Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Lamoille, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Washington, and Windsor. The federal ER program provides funds for the repair or reconstruction of federal-aid roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events.  These funds are awarded to a state after the president or a governor issues a formal emergency declaration and the state files a request for ER help for the cost of damages to its eligible highways.  Eligible repair work includes emergency repairs needed to restore essential traffic, to minimize the extent of damage, or to protect the remaining facilities, as well as permanent repairs necessary to restore the highway to its pre-disaster condition. Also on Friday, Leahy, Sanders and Welch wrote to President Obama, supporting Governor Shumlin’s request for disaster assistance for flood damage sustained during the period of June 25 through July 11. Their letter is posted on the Leahy, Sanders and Welch websites.WASHINGTON (FRIDAY, July 26, 2013) ‘Vermont congressional delegationlast_img read more

Shawnee Mission School District site details information about upcoming mail election, bond issue

first_imgThe Shawnee Mission School District has created a series of Web pages that detail the specifics of the two questions on the special mail ballot that is scheduled for January in the district.One of the questions asks voters to approve a $223 million bond issue that will be used for a variety of upgrades, including rebuilding several elementary schools, improving security at a number of schools, building a new aquatic center and improving technology. The second question asks district voters to approve keeping the local option budget (LOB) at 33 percent of the general fund for future years.The school board had the authority to raise the LOB from its 31 percent to 33 percent only for this school year without voter approval. The increase this year brought in about $3.6 million in additional revenue for the school. The money raised through the LOB goes for operations. The bond money goes entirely to capital projects. Neither of the proposals anticipates any increase in tax rate.The pages the district has posted include a list of projects planned for the bond issue, a list of FAQs about the proposals, a comparison of tax rates with surrounding districts and an explanation of the ballot and voting particulars.All of those pages can be accessed here.last_img read more