The Clean Up Henderson Committee had its regular committee meeting today in the conference room of the City of Henderson Operations Center.
This morning, the Clean Up Henderson Committee will meet in the City Operations Center Conference Room at 8:00 a.m. Later today, there will be a joint Human Resources and FAIR Committee meeing in the City Hall Conference Room at 5:30 p.m. Presumably, this meeting will be to work out the new city manager’s contract. Immediately following, but no later that 7:00 p.m., there will be a Community Development Committee meeting also in the City Hall Conference Room.
Tax returns are due at midnight tonight. Our readers seem to have plenty to talk about, so we’ll just provide some more space to talk about it below. Enjoy.
Don’t forget that the state and federal income tax return deadlines are looming over us all on Monday at midnight! So as not to end the open line on a sour note, Home in Henderson would like to extend our best holiday wishes to our readers along with our hopes that everyone who is travelling has a safe trip.
The start of the 2006 session of the North Carolina General Assembly is less than a month away, which means the numerous study committees that have been meeting since the Legislature adjourned last September are wrapping up their work and making recommendations for possible legislation.
Any thoughts on Operation Gateway, or perhaps on law enforcement in general? Let your thoughts on that or anything else be known on today’s open line.
What follows are pictures, names, ages, addresses, charges, and bail amounts set for suspects rounded up in today’s Operation Gateway.
Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove and Henderson Police Chief Glen B. Allen reported that the Interagency Drug Enforcement Unit, with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, conducted a seven-month undercover drug campaign.
The following press release was received from Police Chief Glen Allen of the Henderson Police Department:
So, did the city get its priorities right? Should they add some? Should they take some away? Let them know what you think on today’s open line.
Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert organizes the city’s state priorities. Five city council members and Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert met in the City Hall Conference Room yesterday to discuss legislative and funding priorities to bring to the state delegation.
Henderson City Council member Garry Daeke reported on behalf of the council’s Community Development Committee on a tour of Beacon Light Apartments that several members of the council and City Manager Jerry Moss participated in last week.
What follows is a memo from City Manager Jerry Moss to the Mayor and the city council regarding conditions at Beacon Light Apartments.
Let us suppose that Beacon Light Apartments’ residents are removed and given vouchers for Section 8 housing. Would they be any better off than they were before, especially in light of J D Quinitchette’s comments regarding Section 8 housing at the March 27 city council meeting? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
In a 6-2 vote, Interim City Manager Jerry Moss was offered the job of permanent city manager by the Henderson City Council at Monday evening’s meeting.
We presume that we’re not the only ones who aren’t surprised by the council’s selection for city manager last night. Now that it’s done, what do you think? In any event, Home in Henderson extends its congratulations to Mr. Moss and wishes him success.
What follows is the report of the Search and Transition Committee which was distributed by Henderson City Council member Ranger Wilkerson at last night’s city council meeting. Presumably, this is the final report of the committee:
A highlight of tonight’s city council meeting is a hearing on an ordinance that will allow the city to enforce its minimum housing code, abandoned structures ordinance, summary abatement of nuisances ordinance, and its junked, abandoned, and nuisance vehicle ordinance in the ETJ. Although the city has the authority to enforce its codes in the ETJ, it has never passed an ordinance giving itself the power to do so. The full agenda is below:
We’re thinking about trying to get some reader questions together for the candidates for sheriff before the election. No promises, though. If you have contact information, especially email addresses, for Sheriff R. Thomas Breedlove, W.T. (Billy) Currin, and Peter White, please send it to us here (please don’t post it below). Also, if Peter White does, in fact, have a website, please email us the address. Google turned up nothing. With that, the floor is yours.
Well, it looks like our information regarding Tony Oakes was wrong. He was suspended with pay by the school board. You can read about it in The Daily Dispatch. We’re especially interested in the Reverend John Miles’ plan to picket the school. Is this democracy in action or disruption of the educational process? Let us know your thought on this or anything else below. The floor is yours.