We’re fascinated by the trade (county gets library, city gets Armory) offered by the county to the city at yesterday’s Intergovernmental Committee meeting. We weren’t able to cover the meeting because of our pesky real job, but you can read about it here in The Daily Dispatch. Do you think it would solve some problems or simply create a new set of disputes? Voice your opinion here on our open line.
Will the “Education Lottery” be the windfall for our children that we’re being promised, or will it become just another revenue stream for the state like it has in so many other states? Say it loud and proud on our open line.
The Henderson City Council unanimously voted to rezone three acres at 36 St. Andrews Church Road from residential to neighborhood commercial use at Monday’s regular meeting.
The following press release was received from the office of NC Representative Michael Wray:
As we contemplate a long solo overnight drive to New York and back again this weekend, we’ve been thinking about high-speed rail. How will it change life in Henderson? How will it benefit our community? What changes must we make? Your thoughts on this or any other topic are welcome on our open line.
Henderson resident Jancey D. Quinitchette read a letter she composed to the city council during the public comment portion of Monday’s council meeting.
We’d hoped to bring you a story on last night’s city council meeting, but technical difficulties and general fatigue got in the way. Let’s just say it was pretty routine. We’re disappointed that we haven’t heard from Miles yet this week. If any potential columnists want to step up to the bat, now is your time to shine! With that, the spotlight is yours.
Below is the schedule for tonight’s city council meeting:
We’re sorry that we missed Friday’s open line, but we were busy at the hospital getting X-rayed and such. There is a service outage scheduled for midnight Saturday so that we can resolve some service issues with AOL users on the site. We hope to be up and running just as soon as the technicians resolve the problem. As always, we appreciate your patronage and your patience.
It’s a slow day in terms of meetings in city government. It’s reader’s choice for topics today, so choose your target and fire at will.
Here is the agenda the FAIR Committee was to have followed for today’s meeting. Home in Henderson had hoped to provide coverage of the meeting, as there seems to be lots going on, but our pesky paying job keeps getting in the way:
The FAIR Committee will meet today at 3:00 p.m at City Hall. The Land Planning Committee will meet at 4:00 p.m. at City Hall. We’re sorry for the lateness of the open line. Report card time is a pretty crazy time for us. How about y’all?
It’s a quiet day today in terms of city and county government. For those of you who have elementary- or middle school-aged children, don’t forget that today is report card day. With that, the floor is yours.
The Public Works Committee is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. Also, today is the first day of spring. We hope everyone had a restful weekend. We’ve been hard at work getting ready for report cards which will be issued to elementary and middle school students on March 21. Some schools may ask that you pick up your student’s report card, so don’t forget to give your student that bare-bulb-and-rubber-hose treatment if they are not forthcoming with …
File Photo of Henderson Mayor Clem Seifert and Henderson City Council Member Mary Emma Evans at last year’s St. Patrick’s Day Chili Cook-off. The Henderson Police Department’s Lt. Irvin Robinson stands in the background.
Don’t forget the St. Patrick’s Day festivities downtown, especially the Chili Cook-off beginning at noon. See the other headline for more details. We’re following the zoning debate here on Home in Henderson with a great deal of interest. Without taking sides, we wonder if the county were to pass zoning if it would bring city and county governments into closer alignment in terms of common issues and needs. What do you think? Let us know on our weekend open line.
Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Erin go bragh! The bits and pieces of the fifteen days we spent in Ireland are some of the finest flashes of memory of our life. Got a St. Paddy’s Day story to share? Tell yours on today’s open line.
What follows is a memo from Interim City Manager Jerry Moss to the Mayor and Henderson City Council regarding the investigation into the thefts of city property by city employees:
Interim City Manager Jerry Moss sought support from the city council at Wednesday night’s meeting regarding the Use of City Vehicles policy he authored as well as the investigation into thefts by city employees he initiated two weeks ago.