Borough Looks At Switching To Borough Manager

first_imgCooper: “This ordinance is something I have believed in for a very long time. We have had mayors in this borough that were very qualified and we’ve had mayors that were not. So this is not an attack on this administration solely.” A public hearing will be held at the borough meeting on Tuesday. If it passes the assembly the question would go on the fall ballot for voters to decide on October 1. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough has begun to scratch the surface on a debate on whether or not to move towards a borough management style instead of the current mayor style. In a ordinance put before the borough assembly, under a manager form of government, the mayor would still be elected areawide but no longer be the chief administrator of the borough. Instead, a borough manager would be appointed by majority vote of the assembly on the basis of administrative qualifications to serve as the chief administrator. center_img Currently, twelve of the state’s 19 boroughs employ a manager to administer day-to-day operations versus a mayor. The ordinance was introduced by Assemblywoman Kelly Cooper, and Assemblyman Hal Smalley. The mayor would serve as chair of the assembly, still be able to participate in assembly discussions, may vote on assembly actions in the case of a tie, and may veto assembly actions, according to the ordinance. last_img read more

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 7 Wilmington Students Named To Deans List At Bryant University

first_imgSMITHFIELD, RI — Bryant University is committed to the pursuit, recognition, and celebration of academic excellence. The University is pleased to recognize the following Wilmington students who have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2019 semester:Brian Cavanaugh, class of 2020Robert DuCharme, class of 2021Justin Kannally, class of 2020Alexa Kelley, class of 2022Anthony McKearney, class of 2022Nicholas Poli, class of 2020Zachary Richards, class of 2021About Bryant UniversityFor 156 years, Bryant University has been at the forefront of delivering an exceptional education that anticipates the future and prepares students to be innovative leaders of character in a changing world. Bryant delivers an innovative and uniquely integrated business and liberal arts education that inspires students to excel. With approximately 3,700 graduate and undergraduate students from 38 states and 53 countries, Bryant is recognized as a leader in international education and regularly receives top rankings from U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, and Barron’s.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Bryant University via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Graduate From Bryant UniversityIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 3 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At Regis CollegeIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Named To Dean’s List At WPIIn “Education”last_img read more

May 28 2003 WORKSHOP 4 Welcome to the May 18 to

first_imgMay 28, 2003WORKSHOP 4: Welcome to the May 18. to June 20. 2003 workshop >>top from left>>: Michaela Hamill, Paul Heitman, Hiroshi Kondo, Jeffrey Harden, Jill Laakaniemi, Leila Khoshkbariie, Emily Edgington and Jewel Blackfeather Welter. >>middle from left>>: Carlos Flores, Jillian Andrew, Martin Quarcoopome, Leah Gordon and Luc Augspurger. >>bottom from left>>: Randall Reed and Sky Studabaker Nicholson. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

Senate approves Bumstead bill remedying acquisition challenges

first_img18Dec Senate approves Bumstead bill remedying acquisition challenges Categories: News Gov. to sign measure facilitating local acquisitionsThe Michigan Legislature this week approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, which helps local governments consolidate small foreclosed properties by facilitating acquisitions of surrounding land for resale and potential development.“This legislation helps local governments utilize Pure Michigan land, especially in rural regions,” Bumstead said. “Though this is specifically a problem in Newaygo and Lake counties, being able to consolidate stagnant lands for resale and development can help improve numerous communities across the state.”Many small parcels of land in the district are abandoned or tied up in tax foreclosure, with multiple public and private owners. According to Bumstead, if properly managed, the land could be used more resourcefully.“Thank you to Newaygo County Treasurer Holly Moon, who helped me bring this important issue to Lansing,” Bumstead said. “This legislative process was aided immensely by Holly’s guidance, experience and testimony.”House Bill 5398 allows a county’s foreclosure unit to acquire and consolidate property owned by state, federal and other governmental entities to encourage sales of tax reverted property.The bill awaits the governor’s signature.###last_img read more

Snyder signs landmark property rights package into law

first_img20Oct Snyder signs landmark property rights package into law Categories: Lucido News,Lucido Photos Lucido: Measures close loopholes to protect Michigan citizensGov. Snyder today signed into law a bipartisan bill package reforming Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture laws to create clear, reasonable standards for the sanctity of individual rights and the lawful seizure of property by authorities.House Judiciary Vice Chair Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, sponsored one of eight bills designed to address ethical and legal concerns with Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture laws.“It’s a great day in Lansing when you protect Michigan citizens because government does not exist to profit from the people,” Rep. Lucido said. “We’ve heard stories from across the nation of property unjustly seized and sold and this is unacceptable for our great state. With this package, we’ve brought transparency to the system, creating new reporting requirements for all government agencies involved in seizing property to ensure that innocent Michiganders are not treated like criminals.”Rep. Lucido’s bill raises the evidentiary standard for property forfeitures under the Public Health Code (drug crimes) from a “preponderance” to “clear and convincing” evidence. More specifically, the prosecuting attorney in these cases would have to prove a violation of the Public Health Code by clear and convincing evidence before property could be forfeited.“The current evidentiary standard is offensive to the American concept of private property rights and due process,” said Rep. Lucido. “This is common-sense legislation which closes loopholes and raises standards at the law enforcement and prosecutorial level making sure everyone is on the same page.”In the worst cases of civil asset forfeiture abuse, private property has been seized and kept by government officials even when the owner is never even charged with a crime, much less prosecuted or convicted.Rep. Lucido can be reached by phone at 517-373-0843, or by email at PeterLucido@house.mi.gov.###last_img read more

FlixOlé the first homegrown Spanish subscription

first_imgFlixOlé, the first homegrown Spanish subscription video-on-demand service, focusing on Spanish movies, has officially launched and struck its first distribution partnership with Orange.The operator, which is engaged in a battle for TV subscribers with struggling Vodafone as well as market leader Telefónica in the Spanish market, has also launched its new Android-based set-top and a set of premium packages.FlixOlé, the brainchild of Spanish cinema mogul Enrique Cerezo, was officially launched at the end of last week. Cerezo, in addition to owning the rights to the majority of the back-catalogue of Spanish movies, also owns rights in Spain to the entire catalogue of classic RKO movies, as well as a wide range classic European movies of the last century.The service offers Spanish cinema titles such as Plácido, El Verdugo, Bienvenido Mr Marshall, Viridiana, Amanece que no es poco and Los Santos Inocentes as well as international titles such as Valkyre and The Others and the range of classic European and international films for €2.99 a month.Orange customers will be able to access the entire FlixOlé catalogue as an integrated part of the Orange TV offering via set-tops, mobile apps and smart TV apps, adding to Orange’s exisging orange TV Cine y Series, Orange TV Fútbol and Movistar Liga de Campeoines offerings.Customers will be able to subscribe to FlixOlé direct via a single click via the Orange TV interface. As a special promotional offering, subscribers will receive the service free of charge for the first month.Orange has also launched its new 4K HDR Android TV set-top, allowing subscribers to download apps from the Google Play Store for Android TV and giving them access to a wide range of OTT TV services.The Android TV user interface includes voice search capability and the integration of Chromecast, enabling users to view content from smartphones and other devices on the TV.The box also provides access to Orange’s advanced TV services such as cloud recording, seven-day catch-up and startover TV.The operator has also announced that it will introduce new functionality over the coming months including voice control of the TV, a new on-demand videogaming service, improvements in search and recommendation and personalized advertising.Orange has also introduced a raft of new premium packages.Millennial, for €5 a month, provides access to content targeted to a younger audience including Mediapro’s eSports channel U-BEAT and US music and lifestyle channel Havoc, exclusive to it in Spain.Infantil Max, for €3, provides a range of kids channels including LollyKids, an offering exclusive to Orange in Spain, while LifeStyle, also for €3, offers a range of lifestyle channels including, again exclusively in Spain, LGBT channel OUTtv.last_img read more