City Associates – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:17:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://kcacm.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-4-150x150.png City Associates – KCACM http://kcacm.org/ 32 32 Aspen residential development moratorium ends Monday https://kcacm.org/aspen-residential-development-moratorium-ends-monday/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 05:12:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/aspen-residential-development-moratorium-ends-monday/ City of AspenCourtesy The eight-month moratorium on residential development in Aspen ends Monday, and officials expect to see a slew of applications coming in for one of the six demolition permits awarded each year. This limitation is only a regulatory tool in an arsenal which was created by ordinance to address what city officials perceive […]]]>
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The eight-month moratorium on residential development in Aspen ends Monday, and officials expect to see a slew of applications coming in for one of the six demolition permits awarded each year.

This limitation is only a regulatory tool in an arsenal which was created by ordinance to address what city officials perceive to be an emergency in the community related to housing shortages and environmental concerns.

When council passed the emergency ordinance declaring the moratorium in December, elected officials said they wanted to address the unprecedented growth of recent years which has impacted traffic quality of life, affordable housing, environmental conditions and other issues.



This has resulted in ordinances and land use code changes that require residential property owners to a higher redevelopment standard in their building efficiency and divert demolition and construction waste from the landfill. local.

Ben Anderson, the city’s lead long-range planner, said changes to the mitigation of affordable housing for residential development will have a lasting impact on the community.



“I think the things that we’ve done in terms of affordable housing could have more impact with the things that we’ve done in terms of creating space, creating opportunity, and reducing part of the process review of compliant affordable housing projects,” he said. “I think those things are a really big part of what we’ve been doing, and people in the development community so far have been really focused on the demolition topic, but I think in terms of impact on the community, work on affordable housing was equally important. .”

ADVANCING AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Several code changes have been made to make it easier for affordable housing developers to get their projects approved and to ease growth at a higher rate.

The amount of replacement fees that developers must pay now increases by 8.5% per year, based on national construction costs.

Another change is the inclusion of basement areas, garages, and vertical circulation in the construction zone that counts for mitigation, and the removal of the exemption for existing floor area in building scenarios. redevelopment.

These changes are supported by a new study on the generation of residential employees, conducted by consultancy RRC and Associates, in an update of work that was last carried out in 2015.

The ordinance also allows an administrative review avenue for 100% affordable housing projects, subject to deed restrictions, that meet land use code requirements.

These projects were previously subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Commission, even if they comply with the area’s underlying district dimensions, parking requirements and other restrictions.

This process could take up to 18 months with public hearings and studies, Anderson said.

The change is designed to streamline review and bring more predictability to private and public sector affordable housing projects.

The new ordinance also removes unnecessary barriers to affordable housing development in most area districts of Aspen and, in a few specific situations, provides additional opportunities within the dimensional boundaries of the underlying area districts.

For example, developers can now develop 100% affordable triplex or quadruplex structures in residential areas currently limited to single-family and duplex.

It also gives dimensional flexibility to existing and currently non-conforming multi-family properties in area districts that prevent these properties from being converted into restricted deed affordable housing.

“Throughout the area district regulations, there were sort of intentional and unintentional barriers to affordable housing development that kind of developed over time,” Anderson said, adding that the comments of the community in preparing the order suggested that the residents did not want it. developers to get more height or area allowed. “So we didn’t do anything that gives an expanded dimension, but we were very clear about making sure that affordable housing was a permitted use everywhere and that there weren’t other things that were preventing the development of affordable housing, intentionally or unintentionally.”

FREE MARKET LIMITS

The new rules also prohibit the establishment of new open market residential units in the city’s mixed-use area neighborhood.

All work before Ordinances 13 and 14 passed last month took place during a development pause designed for city officials and the community to address stressors on the built environment.

The pace and scale of residential development has accelerated in 2021, with 15 demolition permits issued.

Since 2013, the average number of building permits issued each year has been around six, Anderson noted.

When the city begins accepting applications for new residential developments at 8:30 a.m. Monday, city officials brace for pent-up demand because it’s a first-come, first-served scenario.

“Based on the anecdote I heard from, there will definitely be a demand for more sixes in that initial swing,” Anderson said.

When demolition permit applications are deemed complete, that is when they receive an award. Those that are incomplete go to the end of the line.

The standards set out in the ordinances will be required when the project receives planning permission, Anderson said.

A vestige left in the code allows an individual to apply for a multi-year allotment and have their project approved by council if they agree to additional measures such as increased attenuation for affordable housing or increased transit equipment. common, for example.

“They would be awarded one of the six allocations available in 2023,” Anderson said.

Many renovation and redevelopment projects that were in the queue were put on hold during the moratorium and will now be subject to the new affordable mitigation requirements.

THE TRIAL STILL IN PLAY

What is still pending regarding the moratorium is a lawsuit filed against the city by the Aspen Board of Realtors seeking a permanent injunction and declaratory judgment, which would render the emergency ordinance unenforceable.

Ninth Judicial District Judge Anne Norrdin did not rule in favor of it, but last March approved the Board of Realtors’ motion for a preliminary injunction to lift the order enacting the moratorium.

Although the judge found that the city violated the Open Meetings Act, she ruled against the Board of Realtors’ assertion that the city violated due process provisions under the 14th Amendment of the American Constitution.

The temporary injunction left a day and a half of the original order unenforceable because Norrdin ruled the council failed to give proper notice by Dec. 7 when he filed the emergency order for the first time and adopted it at second reading the following day.

The council corrected this by introducing and passing a new ordinance in the same language on March 15.

There are two pending motions, one of which is from the city arguing that all issues are moot because a new ordinance has been passed.

The other motion is from the Board of Realtors seeking summary judgment, asking for the case to be settled without a trial.

Chris Bryan, an attorney for Garfield & Hecht, PC, which represents the Board of Realtors, said the motion for summary judgment seeks to determine attorney fees that should be paid by the city.

“It’s in the hundreds of thousands of dollars,” he said, adding that the Board of Realtors’ position is that there has never been an rush to impose a moratorium on residential development. “It is misleading to say that on August 8 there is no longer any urgency.”

csackariason@aspentimes.com

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St Louis, MO – Woman injured in two-vehicle crash on I-70 near US-67 https://kcacm.org/st-louis-mo-woman-injured-in-two-vehicle-crash-on-i-70-near-us-67/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 11:42:55 +0000 https://kcacm.org/st-louis-mo-woman-injured-in-two-vehicle-crash-on-i-70-near-us-67/ St. Louis, Missouri (August 6, 2022) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to the accident site following a vehicle collision in the St. Louis area Friday afternoon. Just after 2:45 p.m. on August 5, calls for help arrived regarding a collision on Interstate 70. Missouri State Highway Patrol reports indicate that a 2012 […]]]>

St. Louis, Missouri (August 6, 2022) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol was called to the accident site following a vehicle collision in the St. Louis area Friday afternoon. Just after 2:45 p.m. on August 5, calls for help arrived regarding a collision on Interstate 70.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports indicate that a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta was following too closely behind a 2015 Chevrolet Cruze as it traveled on the west side of Interstate 70. As a result, the Volkswagen rammed the Chevrolet near the US Highway 67. The impact of the crash forced one of the vehicles to skid onto the left side of the roadway.

Chevrolet driver Kendra Boyd, 34, was injured in the crash. Boyd, who is from O’Fallon, Missouri, was transported by Pattonville Ambulance to SSM Health Depaul Hospital, where she received treatment for her injuries.

The accident is currently under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Kendra Boyd at this time.

car accidents in missouri

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There are many cases where innocent people end up with injuries that require immediate and long-term care. When victims sustain serious injuries from a collision, they often have to deal with overwhelming mental and emotional pain and suffering. Unfortunately, the financial consequences only make the recovery process even more difficult.

When innocent people are injured as a result of collisions with vehicles, they can file personal injury lawsuits against the offending drivers. A St. Louis car accident attorney can help you file a lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident.

By filing a personal injury claim against the driver at fault, victims can seek compensation to help alleviate the cost of medical bills, the impact of lost wages, and various other financial burdens they face.

Our attorneys at Peterson & Associates, PC are well aware of the importance of seeking immediate compensation for accident victims. Our personal injury attorneys in St. Louis have over three decades of experience helping victims obtain the maximum amount of financial compensation possible.

Our team will help you get the money you need and deserve after your traffic accident. We’ll build the strongest claim possible and fight to get you compensated to make the recovery process less financially stressful.

You can schedule a free consultation at our Missouri law office by calling 816-888-8888. Our team is available to help you get justice right away.

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Building materials company moves headquarters to Memorial City https://kcacm.org/building-materials-company-moves-headquarters-to-memorial-city/ Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:08:03 +0000 https://kcacm.org/building-materials-company-moves-headquarters-to-memorial-city/ This is a carousel. Use the Next and Previous buttons to navigate 1of2 Quanex Building Products Corp. will move its headquarters to 945 Bunker Hill Road in Memorial City next year. MetroNationalShow moreShow less 2of2 The Federal Emergency Management Agency will occupy the top floor of 616 FM 1960 starting this summer. Hartman Income REIT […]]]>

Weatherford Business Park, a Crow Holdings Industrial development at 13203 Murphy Road in Stafford, is fully leased by five tenants occupying a total of 568,084 square feet, according to Colliers International. The park consists of three buildings on 34 acres with frontage on both FM 1092 and Mula Road. United Statesrepresented by Scott Visin of Cushman & Wakefield, leased Building 1 of 100,153 square feet. Building 2 has recently been let by three tenants. Holiday Logistics/Christmas Kingrepresented by Clay Pritchett of NAI Partners, leased 88,721 square feet. Chadwell Supply Texasrepresented by Reed Parker of Lee & Associates, leased 144,682 square feet. Disaka, represented by Terry Nehls of Fincher Cos., leased 77,802 square feet. Last year, Chempak, represented by Anthony Squillante and Drew Coupe of Avison Young, signed a 10-year lease for 156,726 square feet in Building 3. Barkley Peschel, Walter Menuet and Jason Scholtz of Colliers represented the landlord, Weatherford Farms DC, in the deals, with Crow’s Cory Driskill and Emily Walker. The property is part of the 29.6 million square foot Highway 59/Highway 90 industrial submarket, which is 93% occupied, according to Colliers.

Based in Dallas Capital of the Mass of the Winds acquired a portfolio of 1,134 apartments at three Houston properties: Sedona Square, a 250-unit complex at 11715 S. Glen; Verano, a 312-unit complex at 2800 S. Dairy Ashford; and Rock Creek at Hollow Tree, a 572-unit complex at 200 Hollow Tree Lane. The seller was Lubbock-based Madera Residential. The company’s Indio Management subsidiary will manage the portfolio. Newmark Houston’s Matt Saunders brokered the sale. James Currell, Joel Heikenfeld and Emily Balazik of Northmarq’s debt/equity team in Dallas arranged the financing. Renovations are planned for the complexes, which were built in the 1980s.

Quanex Building Products Corp. signed a 16,545 square foot lease at 945 Bunker Hill Road in Memorial City for the relocation of its corporate headquarters. Brad MacDougall and Warren Alexander represented the owner, Houston-based MetroNational. Andy Iversen, John Luck and Kaitlyn Duffie of Newmark represented the tenant. Quanex, a manufacturer of window and door components, kitchen and bathroom cabinet components and other products with operations in the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, will relocate in September 2023. The building features free shuttle service and interconnecting walkways to restaurants and retail.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency signed a long-term lease of 17,167 square feet at 616 FM 1960 north of Houston. The top floor of the eight-story building will house the Houston-based US government agency’s 75 field inspectors and management team. The building is operated by Hartman Income REIT Management and owned by one of its affiliates. Thomas Emde of Hartman represented the owner.

SOCAR Trading North America, the international marketing and development arm of the State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan, has leased 6,542 square feet at 1801 Post Oak. John Zivley of NAI Partners represented the tenant. CBRE’s Nina Seyyedin and Kristen Rabel represented the owner, Post Oak Row LLC.

Brookeast Capital purchased Vineyard Trace Apartments, a 238-unit complex at 15414 Kuykendahl in northwest Houston. Bob Heard, Chip Nash and Jaleel Adatia of Colliers represented the seller, Windmill Investments. Set on 8.5 acres, the property offers a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. The property is in the Willowbrook/Champions/Ella apartment submarket, which has average rents of $1,107 and an occupancy rate of 92.8%.

H Greg Investment of California LLC purchased an 82,500 square foot former car dealership on 7.7 acres at 6737 Southwest Freeway. Chase Cribbs and Justin Tunnell of Lee & Associates – Houston, and Nathan Denton of Lee & Associates – DFW, represented the buyer.

Excel properties completed the sale of Bend at Oak Forest, a 392-unit apartment complex located at 4000 Watonga Blvd. Excelsa US Real Estate I acquired the property in a joint venture with GoldCor Capital Partners in 2019. The sellers completed the renovation and rebranding of the 1972 property and renovated 57 units.

Nickson Spell Road Industrial bought 2.8 acres on the northwest corner of Spell Circle and Spell Road, near the intersection of Hufsmith-Kohrville Road and Holderrieth Road in Tomball. Clint Hankla of Lee & Associates – Houston represented the seller, PDGL Partners.

Western Wealth Capital Communities distributed backpacks full of school supplies to nearly 500 children in its eight Houston-area communities. The company has organized $200,000 in school supply donations in communities nationwide since 2016.

katherine.feser@chron.com

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From 1 to 1 million dollars, ‘Maggies’ is sold https://kcacm.org/from-1-to-1-million-dollars-maggies-is-sold/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 20:31:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/from-1-to-1-million-dollars-maggies-is-sold/ WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – “Maggie’s On The River” is one of Watertown’s most popular bars and restaurants, and is now selling for a million dollars. But this has not always been the case. The same property has already been purchased for a single dollar. “Whether it was worth a million dollars at one point, […]]]>

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – “Maggie’s On The River” is one of Watertown’s most popular bars and restaurants, and is now selling for a million dollars.

But this has not always been the case.

The same property has already been purchased for a single dollar.

“Whether it was worth a million dollars at one point, we would have found it hard to believe,” said Ken MIx, now Watertown city manager and city planner for many years.

The building that is now Maggie’s, on Newell Street, has a long and storied history: it was a flour mill in the late 1800s, a thermometer maker in the early 1900s, a warehouse, and in 2000 the city ​​acquired the property for non-payment of back taxes for $1.

At the time, the future of the building was far from certain.

“One of the options was to tear it down and create a park there,” Mix said.

But Mix said the idea for the park was dropped when the town was approached by the Red Lion Brewing Company, a project in which the Watertown Local Development Corporation had invested.

“There were jobs that were going to be created in this part of town,” said Don Rutherford, head of the Local Development Corporation.

But after rehabilitating the building and operating for several years, the brewery ceased operations.

The property was later purchased by Reginald Schweitzer and other associates in 2009 for $300,000.

Schweitzer and his associates invested a lot of money to renovate the property.

Now the neighborhood has Maggie’s, another bar, a juice bar and an apartment building, an example of what can grow from a single building saved and repurposed.

“I think it’s a great example of what some of these old buildings can be repurposed for. And those are the kinds of examples we see in other cities that we want to see happen here in ours,” Schweitzer said.

Schweitzer is in the process of selling the property to Maggie’s current manager – Tyler Bartlett – for a price of $1 million.

Bartlett says he’s excited to continue investing in the building and the business.

Copyright 2022 WWNY. All rights reserved.

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The agenda: notes from local governments for 8.1.22 https://kcacm.org/the-agenda-notes-from-local-governments-for-8-1-22/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:08:42 +0000 https://kcacm.org/the-agenda-notes-from-local-governments-for-8-1-22/ A conceptual rendering of the new fire station planned next to Laurel Meadow Elementary School. (Hannover county image) Site acquired for a new fire station in Hannover Hanover’s supervisory board accepted a donation of 3.5 acres from the county school board in late July to serve as the site for a new fire station, according […]]]>

A conceptual rendering of the new fire station planned next to Laurel Meadow Elementary School. (Hannover county image)

Site acquired for a new fire station in Hannover

Hanover’s supervisory board accepted a donation of 3.5 acres from the county school board in late July to serve as the site for a new fire station, according to a county press release.

The grounds for the new fire station are adjacent to Laurel Meadow Elementary School. Construction of the facility is expected to begin next summer. The county’s fiscal year 2023 budget includes $11 million for the project.

A dozen firefighters currently stationed at Mechanicsville Fire Station No. 7 would occupy the new fire station once it is built, according to the release.

The Planning Commission is expected to consider a conditional use permit for the new fire station in October. Final approval by the Supervisory Board is scheduled for early November.

1,400 acre solar farm OK in West Chesterfield

Chesterfield’s Board of Supervisors voted last week to approve a new solar farm south of Hull Street Road in Deer Range Road.

The 52-megawatt solar farm proposed by 360 Solar Center LLC is expected to occupy 1,400 acres on a 1,930-acre site. The solar panels would occupy approximately 440 acres of the site.

Chesterfield taps longtime employee to lead accounting department

Consuela Wilson

Consuela Wilson has been appointed as the new head of the accounts department at Chesterfield, after a stint of nearly two years as deputy head of the department.

Wilson, who has worked for Chesterfield for more than 20 years, took up his new position on July 11, according to a county news release. She was promoted to assistant principal in November 2020. The accounting department handles payroll and accounts payable for the county government and school district, among other duties.

Wilson was promoted to succeed Donna Arrington, who retired in June. Wilson is a former UVA.

New Registrar General plays leading role in Chesterfield election

Chesterfield County has a new Registrar General and Chief Electoral Officer.

Missy Vera

Missy Vera is sworn in as County Registrar General and Chief Electoral Officer, where she oversees election administration and voter registration in the county. Vera had served in the interim role since March, according to a county news release.

Vera succeeds Constance Hargrove, who resigned to become Registrar General for Pima County, Arizona.

Vera joined the Chesterfield Registrar’s Office in January 2017. She was appointed Deputy Registrar in November 2019.

Vera will serve the remainder of Hargrove’s four-year term, which ends next year. The county electoral board could then choose to reappoint her for another term, according to the statement.

Longtime assistant city attorney Haskell Brown named to top job

Richmond City Council appointed Haskell Brown III as city attorney effective August 1.

Brown has served as the acting city attorney since November 2019, following the retirement of former city attorney Allen Jackson. Brown has worked in the city attorney’s office since 1998 and has served as assistant city attorney since 2010, leading the office’s governance and finance division.

A native of the Richmond area, Brown holds a bachelor’s degree with a double major in history and government from UVA and a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law. He is an active member of the Virginia Local Government Attorneys and served four years on its Board of Directors.

SUP approved for planned apartment building on Arthur Ashe Boulevard

At its regular meeting last week, City Council approved a special use permit allowing the Tier 2 development and SJG properties to include structured street-facing parking and a drop-off and pick-up area for their Leigh Addition mixed-use development project at 1117-1201 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

Council has approved TOD-1 transit-oriented nodal district zoning for an approximately half-acre parcel at 500 Maury St. in Manchester and a 2-acre warehouse at 807 Oliver Hill Way.

A request from Richmond Hill Design + Build to change its plan to replace six houses in the 500 block of Westview Avenue with new groups of houses was amended and continued until the September 12 meeting. The amendment would reduce the number of new homes from 12 to 10.

A request to change the Stratford Hills community unit plan was also deferred to the September 12 meeting. The amendment would increase the plan area from 2.85 acres to 67.4 acres to accommodate Harper Associates’ plan to develop a Chipotle restaurant and retail plot of 6,500 square feet and up to 36 homes in row on the east side of the site.

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Connecticut Post Mall remains Milford’s top ratepayer https://kcacm.org/connecticut-post-mall-remains-milfords-top-ratepayer/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 09:14:39 +0000 https://kcacm.org/connecticut-post-mall-remains-milfords-top-ratepayer/ MILFORD — The Connecticut Post Mall sits at the top of the city’s list of tax payers, the top 10 of which have held steady in recent years, according to Cory Gumbrewicz, the city’s tax collector. In total, the city’s top 10 taxpayers paid about $9 million in taxes in fiscal year 2021. In 2020, […]]]>

MILFORD — The Connecticut Post Mall sits at the top of the city’s list of tax payers, the top 10 of which have held steady in recent years, according to Cory Gumbrewicz, the city’s tax collector.

In total, the city’s top 10 taxpayers paid about $9 million in taxes in fiscal year 2021. In 2020, the city received some $8 million in taxes from the top 10 taxpayers.

“Ownership has changed for some properties, but most properties have remained at the top tier,” he said. “All of these ratepayers have a good history of being in town and paying in a timely manner.”

The top 10 taxpayers are all commercial real estate, according to Gumbrewicz.

The Connecticut Post Mall, owned by Centennial Retail Management, LLC., paid approximately $3.86 million paid on various properties. In the previous fiscal year, the mall paid out $3.87 million.

“Centennial is proud that the Connecticut Post Mall has played such an important economic role in the community of Milford despite all the instability that has occurred in the retail industry and larger economic markets in recent years,” said Steven Levin, founder and CEO of Centennial.

According to Centennial, assessed value has dropped from $176 million in 2010 to $149 million in 2019. The current assessed value, according to the Milford Assessor’s Office, is $126 million.

“We hope to get support for our project of transform La Poste into a mixed destination, just like we have done successfully with other municipalities across the country,” said Levin. “Centennial looks forward to working closely with the city to continue to invest in The Post, which will turn it into an even greater economic engine for Milford.”

The Post Mall is expected to pay $3.38 million in fiscal year 2022-23.

The mall is joined by four other malls on the list.

B33 Milford Crossing LLC., the mall home to Walmart, Staples, Barnes and Noble, Sonic and more took second place with approximately $1.17 million paid out across its various properties.

BLR Realty Company ranks sixth, home to Whole Foods Market, Plan B Burger Bar, Loft and more, with $570,972 paid out across its various properties. BVS 5401 Investors which hosts ShopRite, Total Wine and More and others with $530,875 in taxes paid ranks seventh.

And in 10th place is Milford Plaza Holdings LLC, home to Bob’s Stores Footwear and Apparel, G Mart and more, with $424,326 in taxes paid.

Two apartment complexes are also in the top 10.

Woodmont Road Owner LLC, located on Avalon Drive, ranks third with $717,977.30 paid in taxes and has an assessed value of $33 million. The other apartment complex is Value Star 92 LLC at 92 Plains Road with $603,650 paid in taxes and an assessed value of $24 million.

One of the top 10 taxpayers is an office building that makes a complete renovation of its amenities and offices at 470 Wheelers Farm Road. Coba Inc. took fourth place on the list of top taxpayers with $609,682 paid in taxes and has an assessed value of $21 million.

Rounding out the top 10 taxpayers, a 473,138 square foot factory owned by MDC Milford Associates located at 500 Bic Drive, with $464,520 paid in taxes, and a 181,277 square foot warehouse (Life Storage — Milford) owned by Sovran Acquisition Limited Partnership located at 1525 Boston Post Road with $434,033 paid in taxes.

“Milford is a competitive area for businesses that want to thrive and give back to the community through jobs, goods and services,” Gumbrewicz said. “Milford is very well located and can provide useful infrastructure and services for businesses and residents.”

All tax revenue goes into the city budget, most of which goes to education, Gumbrewicz added.

“That’s about 50% or more of the city budget that we’re looking at to educate young people and provide a large amount of programming in the school system,” he said. “The traditional budget also includes things like your roads, parks, maintenance of various city structures, and more.”

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Meeting Tech Sgt. and Leesburg Air Force recruiter Amalya Velez https://kcacm.org/meeting-tech-sgt-and-leesburg-air-force-recruiter-amalya-velez/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 03:15:20 +0000 https://kcacm.org/meeting-tech-sgt-and-leesburg-air-force-recruiter-amalya-velez/ Technical Sergeant. Amalya Velez is currently a recruiter at the Air Force recruiting office in Leesburg, but the 32-year-old Californian has had quite a career in Japan and Afghanistan. LZ Lakehawk:The warrior roots of a local family Strong display:Jones Named ‘Best of the Best’ While Shining at NJROTC Event Velez spoke with the Daily Commercial, […]]]>

Technical Sergeant. Amalya Velez is currently a recruiter at the Air Force recruiting office in Leesburg, but the 32-year-old Californian has had quite a career in Japan and Afghanistan.

LZ Lakehawk:The warrior roots of a local family

Strong display:Jones Named ‘Best of the Best’ While Shining at NJROTC Event

Velez spoke with the Daily Commercial, and here’s what she had to say.

Q: What duty stations have you been assigned to?

A: I served at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona for three years with a deployment to Afghanistan. I also served at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan for six years and have been in Leesburg for four years.

Q: What schools did you attend?

A: I graduated from high school at River City High School, home of the Raiders. Then I attended Community College of the Air Force and got my Associates in Avionics Technology (and) Associates in Human Resources. I attended Pima Community College and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where I work for my bachelor’s degree in technical management.

Q: When did you enter the service and why?

A: I joined the team in 2008 because I wanted to work on planes and travel.

Q: What conflicts have you been involved in?

A: I participated in Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Thai Cave Rescue and Operation Damayan, where we provided relief to the Philippine Islands that were hit by Typhoon Cat 5 Haiyan.

Q: What other countries have you visited as part of your job?

A: South Korea, Thailand, India, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, Guam, Malaysia, Canada, Iceland, Palau, Greece, Kuwait and England.

Always the adventurer, Tech.  sergeant.  Amalya Velez, front, appears aboard an Air Force C-130 with Senior Airman Dalen Payne, which she trained in San Antonio, circling the island of Okinawa, Japan .

Q: Was a member of your family in the armed forces?

A: I have an aunt and uncle who served in the Air Force, two uncles who served in the Marine Corps, and a cousin who served in the Army. I also have a brother-in-law currently in the Air Force.

Q: What are your main hobbies?

A: Football, weightlifting, hiking, camping and travelling.

Q: Who was the best leader you were exposed to and why?

A: Major General Leavitt because she was the first female pilot, and Captain Marvel is based on her.

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The New Orleans Marriott celebrates its golden anniversary https://kcacm.org/the-new-orleans-marriott-celebrates-its-golden-anniversary/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 03:11:46 +0000 https://kcacm.org/the-new-orleans-marriott-celebrates-its-golden-anniversary/ NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The summer of 1972 returned to downtown New Orleans yesterday as the New Orleans Marriott celebrated its 50th anniversary, complete with music from the era, retro cocktails, vintage photographs and a giant “50” illuminating the skyline from the windows of the hotel’s 42-story tower. New Orleans’ iconic Marriot opened its […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The summer of 1972 returned to downtown New Orleans yesterday as the New Orleans Marriott celebrated its 50th anniversary, complete with music from the era, retro cocktails, vintage photographs and a giant “50” illuminating the skyline from the windows of the hotel’s 42-story tower.

New Orleans’ iconic Marriot opened its doors half a century ago as the city’s tallest building, the city’s tallest hotel, and the tallest hotel in the South. At the time, it was also the largest hotel in Marriott’s portfolio of 24 hotels. Today, with more than 5,000 establishments, Marriott International is the largest hotel chain in the world.

“The New Orleans Marriott has been a significant Canal Street landmark for five decades,” said General Manager Frank Zumbo as he greeted guests. “The opening was heralded as an economic boost for the city and poised to position New Orleans as a major tourist destination for leisure and group business.”

Proclamations from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and District B City Councilmember Lesli Harris recognized the hotel’s importance to the city’s $9 billion tourism industry that now attracts more than 18 .5 million visitors each year.

On behalf of Board Member Harris, Erica Wise also declared July 20, 2022 to honor 50 years of service to the New Orleans Marriott from each of the six founding partners.

William Currie, Gloria Mejia, Carol Mitchell, Hattie Russ, Linda Toney and Sarah Zeno have worked at the hotel since it opened.

“Over the past five decades, Marriott has provided thousands of citizens with career opportunities in the tourism industry, combining unique New Orleans hospitality with world-class Marriott service,” said Mark Romig, director of marketing for New Orleans. & Company.

In celebrating this historic milestone, Zumbo also reiterated Marriott International’s commitment to the communities where the hotels are located. Nearly 40 years ago, Marriott became the first corporate partner of the Children’s Miracle Network. Locally, Marriott properties have raised $1.6 million over the past 15 years for Children’s Hospital New Orleans. Zumbo announced continued support for the children’s hospital with an annual silent auction on October 14 and a golf tournament on November 7.

Additionally, hotel management announced a partnership with Son of a Saint, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping orphaned boys.

“We believe in investing in the vitality of our local children to support the resilience and future of our city,” Zumbo added as he presented a check for $18,000 to Founder and CEO Sonny Lee to fund school supplies. and the uniforms of 50 boys upon their return. school in August.

“We are grateful to the Marriott team for this level of support and for helping to amplify our mission on such an important occasion in the history of this historic hotel,” Lee said, as mentees Jayce Irving looked on. , 11, and Dylan Irving, 10. . “Our slogan states, ‘If you love New Orleans, invest in its future.’ Marriott’s contribution to this organization and to the city is to put those words into action with intention and impact.

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woman detained with 3 others for the murder of a stepfather at home | Ghaziabad News https://kcacm.org/woman-detained-with-3-others-for-the-murder-of-a-stepfather-at-home-ghaziabad-news/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 02:40:00 +0000 https://kcacm.org/woman-detained-with-3-others-for-the-murder-of-a-stepfather-at-home-ghaziabad-news/ GHAZIABAD: A 40-year-old woman and three of her associates have been arrested for the alleged murder of her stepfather during an organized burglary at a house in Tila Mor. At around 3am on Friday, Jaswant Sharma was found dead – suffocated with a pillow – in his bedroom with his hands tied to the bed. […]]]>
GHAZIABAD: A 40-year-old woman and three of her associates have been arrested for the alleged murder of her stepfather during an organized burglary at a house in Tila Mor.
At around 3am on Friday, Jaswant Sharma was found dead – suffocated with a pillow – in his bedroom with his hands tied to the bed. Sharma’s youngest son, Pankaj, had traveled to Rajasthan with his wife and son for a mundane ceremony. The 75-year-old man’s eldest son, Pawan, died of a heart attack last January. While Sharma was in one room, her eldest daughter-in-law and Pawan’s wife Kavita were in another with her 19-year-old son.

Along with Kavita, the three others who were arrested were identified as Irshaad, Mohammad Naushad and Sajid, all from Meerut. A fourth defendant, Parvez, is at large. The 40-year-old woman had been warned on Friday even on a complaint from Pankaj.
Kavita, police said, was in a relationship with two men – Irshaad and Parvez – at the same time. Since her husband’s death in January, she had pushed Sharma to get a share of the family property and often argued with him over it.
“When we started questioning her, she first tried to mislead us by saying that the murder was the consequence of the burglary,” said Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the SHO of Tila Mor police station.
A few weeks ago, Kavita allegedly shared with her associates a plan to murder her stepfather and steal the money and jewelry she knew Pankaj had locked away in the almirah, police said. “They focused on Thursday night when Pankaj left for Rajasthan with his wife and child. She opened the main door herself and let the four accused enter. She also gave them the keys to Pankaj’s room and his almirah so they can steal the money and jewelry. On their way out they murdered Sharma after tying her hands to the bed,” the SHO said.
After they left, Kavita went back to her room, tied one of her hands to the bed, then set off an alarm. Her 19-year-old son, who was sleeping next to her, woke up and turned on the lights to find his mother’s hand tied to the bed. “They went to Sharma’s room and found him dead. The door to Pankaj’s room swung open and so did the almirah,” Kumar said.
There were a few shortcomings in the execution of the assassination plan that made the police frown. For example, the cops discovered that although cash and jewelry were missing, the locks of the almirah of Pankaj were intact. There were no signs of a break-in either, suggesting someone might have opened the door for the burglars to enter the house. Kavita, moreover, called Pankaj to inform him of the burglary, but remained silent about his father’s death.
“We had already detained Kavita. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, we were informed that the other defendants would be leaving town with the stolen items. But they were arrested at Koyal Enclave. We recovered the jewelry, Rs5,600 in cash, three mobile phones and an Apache bicycle,” the SHO said.
The defendants were convicted under Sections 302 (murder) and 394 (willfully injuring while committing robbery) of the IPC. They were brought to court and taken into custody.

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Amended Gallagher deal transferred to council https://kcacm.org/amended-gallagher-deal-transferred-to-council/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 10:27:48 +0000 https://kcacm.org/amended-gallagher-deal-transferred-to-council/ Mayor John Zaragoza (Photo by Chris Frost) Oxnard – The Finance and Governance Committee on Tuesday July 12 approved the Second Amendment to the Gallagher Benefits Services Agreement. The amendment covers recruitment, classification and market research in the City of Oxnard’s agreement number 9109-21-HR for services related to classification and market research for an increase […]]]>

Mayor John Zaragoza (Photo by Chris Frost)

Oxnard – The Finance and Governance Committee on Tuesday July 12 approved the Second Amendment to the Gallagher Benefits Services Agreement. The amendment covers recruitment, classification and market research in the City of Oxnard’s agreement number 9109-21-HR for services related to classification and market research for an increase in $75,000. The total amount of the contract cannot exceed $150,000.

The action also amends agreement number 9338-21-HR with Gallagher Benefit Services for recruiting services for an increase of $100,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $200,000.

With the city’s high vacancy rate, human resources director Casey Clay said the agreement will provide recruiting services for executive searches and hard-to-fill positions.

Clay brought the item to the committee, and she said the amendment extends the agreement through Dec. 31 and adds $75,000 to finalize the implementation of the classification and compensation study. The total contract will not exceed $150,000.

“The second amendment to agreement 9338-21-hr with Gallagher Benefit Services for recruiting services for an increase of $100,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $200,000,” she said.

The City entered into a contract with Gallagher Benefit Services for classification and market research in January 2021, and the first amendment was approved in August 2021.

“The City has contracted with Koff and Associates for recruiting services,” Clay said. “In April 2021, Gallagher Benefit purchased Koff and Associates.”

She said a deal was approved for $70,000 in July 2021 under Gallagher Benefit Services, deal 9338-21-8-hr.

“A first amendment was approved in April 2022 to extend the agreement until December 31, 2022 and add an additional $30,000 for a total agreement of $100,000,” she said. “This Second Amendment will extend the agreement through June 2023 and add an additional $100,000 for a total agreement of $200,000.”

“The cost of covering the agreements is part of the budget for the 2022-2023 financial year.

During the meeting, Mayor John Zaragoza asked Human Resources Director Steve Naveau about the ‘cop study,’ who said an amendment was to ask Gallagher to help the city with the meeting. and in the conference that they go through to try to implement in order to implement the class. and study comp.

“Where it is right now is with the bargaining groups,” Naveau said. “We have pretty much completed our negotiations on this, and they are looking to move this forward with ratification.

The action passed unanimously.

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