We’re curious about how a stop on the high-speed train will help to revitalize the downtown. Sure, we’d love to get to Washington or Charlotte in two hours, but can l’il ol’ Henderson ride these rails to success? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
Well, it’s back to school once again! With the next holiday in far-away April, there’s plenty of time to think and air your ideas out on our open line.
Here are the state legislative priorities for Henderson taken from a document that was generated by the ad hoc committee after the last FAIR meeting on January 12:
During the January 9 regular City Council meeting, Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert reported the end of the city’s relationship with the Ferguson Group.
Council member Elissa Yount reported for the Journal Committee on January 9 that new recording equipment has not yet been purchased.
In case you’re wondering why the kids aren’t in school, today is Martin Luther King Day. For those of you who get today off, enjoy the time to reflect.
Council member Mary Emma Evans, chair of the Human Resources Committee, reported to the council on their December 16 meeting.
Because council member Bernard Alston, who chairs the committee, was not present at its meeting, committee member and council member Elissa Yount made the report to the council.
Council member Ranger Wilkerson, chair of the city’s Public Works Committee, reported several items at Monday’s City Council meeting.
A friend of ours sells insurance and retirement options to police officers in the communities surrounding Boston. He assures us that police officers there sometimes make more working security than their regular police department salary pays. It it possible for l’il ol’ Henderson to wean itself from the need (real or perceived) for off-duty police security? Voice your opinion here on our weekend open line.
Lonnie Davis, chair of the city’s Public Safety Committee, introduced an ordinance during Monday’s City Council meeting to lower the speed limit in the city’s West End to 25 miles per hour.
This week we’ve learned that Henderson’s fire insurance rating improved. We’ve also been told that violent crime is lower than it’s been in the last ten years. What else do we need to do to attract business and industry? Deposit your two cents worth on our Friday open line.
The Vance County Board of Education met Monday at the 7 p.m. at the Administrative Services Center.
Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen met with approximately 70 concerned citizens yesterday evening to discuss crime. The meeting was spurred by a recent home invasion on January 1. An elderly woman was severely beaten in that invasion.
Home in Henderson would be pleased to put your public service or volunteer organization calendar announcement on the open line. Just send an email to Reporter! The microphone is now open, and there’s no two drink minimum!
Today is a busy day for city government: At 3:00 p.m, the Mayor and the City Council will tour the new library. Immediately following, at 4:00 p.m., the Search and Transition Committee will meet in the Henderson Police Department conference room. Finally, at 5:00 p.m., a public discussion regarding crime is scheduled with Police Chief Glen Allen at the City Operations Center on Beckford Drive.
We’re doing our best to deal with the spamalanche here at Home in Henderson. Have no fear, you’ll still be able to get a word in edgewise. Remember, it’s never a good idea to click on the links. We should have the problem under control soon. With that, the floor is yours.
Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert reported that the city’s fire insurance rating went from a Class 5 to a Class 4 during Monday evening’s regular City Council meeting.
As reported today, the city’s state fire insurance rating dropped, thus making commerical properties cheaper to insure against fire. Has Henderson taken the first step towards attracting new business and industry? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
The good news is that Miles is back! Unfortunately, for the second consecutive time, the regular meeting of the Vance County Board of Commissioners overlaps with the twice-monthly meeting of the Henderson City Council. Regular coverage of all three regular meetings will resume in February. If you attend the commissioner’s meeting, feel free to post below and tell us how it went. Until then, the floor is yours.