Mike Acquesta of Earth Tech appeared before the city council on Monday night to request a contract extension. Earth Tech is currently overseeing the renovation of the raw water intake facilities for the Kerr Lake Regional Water Treatment Plant.
Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert reported to the City Council at the end of Monday’s meeting regarding the state of negotiations with the Army Corps of Engineers. The city and the Corps are currently negotiating a new water storage contract.
November 28, 2005 Henderson, North Carolina Dear Mr. Kringle: We know that while Santa might live in the hearts and minds of each one of us, he still has to have a physical plant and a municipal support structure behind his base of operations. That’s why you’ve just got to reopen Christmas right here in beautiful Henderson, North Carolina! The children of the world are depending on you, and you can depend on us!
The 18 winners gather at the party Nov. 18. A party crowned the celebrations of Children’s Book Week 2005 from Nov. 14 to 18, sponsored by the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library, but participants enjoyed a wide variety of activities throughout the week. Elementary-age children and parents learned and grew with Monday’s tour of the Youth Services Department, made rebus posters on Craft Day, were introduced to some of the great books that never make it to the Accelerated Reader …
Below is the agenda for tonight’s Henderson City Council meeting, which starts at 7:30 at the Municipal Building on Beckford Drive. Mayor Clem Seifert is holding his monthly Speak Up Henderson forum at 6 p.m.
During the Henderson City Council meeting Nov. 14, the Public Safety Committee, chaired by City Council member Lonnie Davis, reported on several recommended changes.
In keeping with the Henderson City Council’s recent adherence to North Carolina’s open meeting law, the council received the minutes of the Public Works Committee at its last meeting Nov. 14.
Assistant City Manager Mark Warren appeared before the City Council on Nov. 14 to transmit a request from Earth Tech for a three month contract extension.
The council chamber is festively adorned with cornucopia, crepe-paper turkeys, and cardboard cut-outs of Pilgrims, Native Americans and Miles Standish holding a paper bag with eye holes cut out of it. The City Council members stand in their respective places, holding hands for the benediction.
Former City Council member Robert Southerland addressed the City Council on Monday concerning the fate of Southerland Mill Pond. He appeared at the invitation of council member Mary Emma Evans.
Although the city and Time Warner Cable are close to closing the deal on a 10-year contract renewal, a few issues must be ironed out.
On Monday night’s Henderson City Council meeting agenda was a request to fill vacancies in several city departments.
In Henderson, every time race is a real or imagined factor in any discussion, someone always has to mention the idea of the “race card.” The recent discussion of the naming of the Outer Loop has once again brought up Henderson’s favorite metaphor.
Other happenings at the Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting last week:
At Monday night’s Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting, the board voted to extend the county’s franchise agreement with Time Warner Cable for 10 more years.
Congratulations to the winners of last night’s local elections: Middleburg mayor: Ray Bullock Middleburg council members: Ruth Nance, William Abbott Jr. and Annie Fudge Kittrell mayor: James Wynne Kittrell town commissioners: Eugene Pulley, Tex Finch and Millard Grissom With that, the floor is yours.
Just a gentle reminder that today is Election Day in Middleburg and Kittrell. If you live in either of those towns, you know that your vote truly could make the difference today, so be sure to use it. End of public service announcement. Let the floor be open.
At Monday’s Vance County Board of Commissioners meeting, County Manager Jerry Ayscue advised the board that the Intergovernmental Committee wants the city to use a more formal structure during intergovernmental meetings. Ayscue requested the support of the full board for a letter from the committee to the city requesting “more structure in the representation” from Henderson.
Bonnie Ayscue, the granddaughter of parachuting pioneer Tiny Broadwick, asked the Vance County Board of Commissioners on Monday night to name the Outer Loop in honor of her grandmother.
Well, Henderson, it’s pretty clear that we don’t interpret the rules as other towns do. Yes, friends, our “interpretations” of the law and of the rules make Henderson a town like no other.