A report issued by the Henderson Police Department for July showed that Part I violent crime totals for the month of July were 25, up from five in July of 2005.
The Community Development Committee and the Community Development Advisory Board will meet tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. at City Hall. Also, our own Jason Feingold will be a guest on WIZS’ Town Talk radio program today at 11:00 a.m. We know he’ll make us proud. How do we explain the surge in violent crime? Is it just a blip on the radar, or is it as sign of things to come? Speculate and postulate on today’s open line.
Code Compliance Director Corey Williams reported to the Land Planning and Development Committee on Wednesday that an attempt to combine a “Notice and Order of Abatement” and a “Civil Penalty Notification” letter may violate the landowner’s due process right of appeal.
The Human Resources Committee will be meeting at 8:00 a.m. at City Hall. At 4:30, the Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet at City Hall as well. An obvious topic for the Human Resources Committee is to develop procedure and criteria for the replacement of Henderson Police Department Chief Glen Allen. Although the City Manager does indeed have the authority to fill the position as he sees fit, what procedures would you like to see followed? Let your thoughts …
Don’t forget about the Night Out Against Crime from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. today at L.B. Yancey Elementary School. Our own Jason Feingold will be there to support the effort and hand out Home in Henderson pencils. Hopefully, next year, we’ll be able to afford pens, too. In the mean time, the floor is yours. Enjoy.
If it can be killed, it can be grilled. Share your sure-fire heat-seared secrets here! If nothing else, perhaps we can settle the age-old question: charcoal or propane.
From the Night Out Against Crime 2006 Flyer The annual Night Out Against Crime will be held at L.B. Yancey Elementary School on Saturday, August 5, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. There will be free hot dogs and t-shirts for registered participants.
Don’t forget that the tax-free weekend begins today! If you’re buying junior (or yourself) that new computer, now is the time. In the conversation thread under the story An interview with HPD Chief Glen Allen, Deryl von Williams, in writing about her debuting private school, mentioned that parents would have to volunteer one day for every ten that his or her child attends. Those who have written in other threads about the Vance Charter School have mentioned compulsory parent involvement …
At Wednesday’s Land Planning and Development Committee meeting, City Manager Jerry Moss complained to members about landlords who dump the contents of rental units into the street.
According to Erris Dunston, Planning Director for the City of Henderson, the first effective date of the recently approved Amortization Ordinance is coming up on September 10 of this year.
Not far from where I grew up is the unincorporated Town of Motels, Breezewood, Pennsylvania, at the confluence of Interstate 70 and Interstate 76 (the Pennsylvania Turnpike). This is a county with a population like that of Vance which has pretty much made a large chunk of its living since the 1950’s from that one man-made quirk of highway planning (and careful federal lobbying). We’ve got an intersection too, but we also have so much more. What untapped potential have …
North Carolina’s fifth annual sales tax holiday is this weekend — 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 4, until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Today’s open line comes to us from a long-time reader: What will Henderson look like in ten years? What would you like Henderson to look like in ten years and how do we get there? Think good thoughts and let them be known here on today’s open line.
Editor’s note: Today we introduce an occasional series of reviews of children’s literature by Claire Ramsey, the Head of Youth Services at the H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library.
Just a short letter to say thanks to the individuals who have given their time and energy for so many years to keep the Henderson Rec Players going.
My colleagues and I in the House held marathon sessions last week in an effort to complete our remaining work.
Now is your chance to let Henderson City Manager Jerry Moss and assorted council folk know what you think we need in a chief of police. Let your thoughts on this or any other topic be known on today’s open line.
Outgoing Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen The following interview was conducted yesterday in the office of Henderson Police Chief Glen Allen after the chief tendered his resignation from his postion at City Hall earlier in the day.