Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of an article composed by HiH founder Michael Jacobs and originally published on May 27, 2005. It is reprinted here in the hopes it can clear up some of the confusion regarding the City’s budget and fund balance. Henderson’s auditor didn’t have to explain any budget overruns or $400,000 mistakes when he appeared before City Council members Thursday night because, according to the state’s Local Government Commission, no such problems exist.
This from Julian Oliver, Past Commander of the American Legion Post 60 in Henderson:
The following letter was sent by former Henderson Mayor Robert G. (Chick) Young, Jr. to an unknown number of Henderson residents recently. This letter is dated September 17, 2007, and was postmarked from Kittrell, North Carolina.
Henderson City Council member Bobby Gupton, chair of the Land Planning Committee, set a meeting for Monday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the City Hall Conference Room.
Editor’s Note: Home in Henderson offered Downtown Development Director Phil LaKernick the opportunity to clarify the ins and outs of the $1 million grant the City received from HUD for the renovation of downtown apartments. Here is what he sent us in his own words: 1. $1,000,000 grant to the City of Henderson for renovating 8 Downtown 2nd & 3rd floor spaces above storefronts, while preserving the Historic values of these buildings.
Our country has become increasingly concerned in recent years with protecting our citizens.
Here it is. Have at.
We got an email yesterday on a discussion that may be apropos to Henderson’s current situation: Local Democracy Under Siege: Activism, Public Interest and Private Politics at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh will be held today, Thursday, September 27, at 7:00 p.m. Is democracy under siege? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
The Henderson City Council unanimously passed the Water Shortage Response Ordinance at Monday’s regular meeting.
Washington, D.C. -— U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-Lillington) today asked President Bush to request funding for agricultural drought assistance in North Carolina and 11 other states in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.
The 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, showed North Carolina fourth and eighth graders’ performance on par with or better than the nation’s performance in reading and mathematics, according to information released this morning by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). To read more, please go to the NCDPI Web site and look under “News.”
HUD grant to be used to revitalize downtown In what City Manager Jerry Moss characterized as “good news for Henderson”, The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced today that Henderson was awarded a Hope IV Main Street Grant in the amount of $1 million.
Council member Elissa Yount replies At 11:49 a.m. today, Home in Henderson received the following email directed towards members of the Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce:
The staff of H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library is encouraging local residents to join them in their observance of “Freedom to Read Week”, which will begin Saturday Sept. 29 th and last through Oct. 6.
Home in Henderson considers free speech to be among the most precious of our American freedoms. Of all the things we can talk about, the freedom to have open political discourse is certainly a cornerstone of our way of life.
We’ll write about it in more detail later, but last night the Henderson City Council decried the number of firearms in the hands of our youth. What would you do to curb the problem? Let us know your thoughts on today’s open line.
Henderson-Vance Safe Kids will have a Child Passengers Safety Car Seat Check on Thursday, September 27, 2007.
You can view the September 24, 2007 meeting of the Henderson City Council here.
Debate on the Permit to Rent a Dwelling in the City of Henderson (CO) ordinance began with the public comments of Don Green, a Henderson resident and member of the Clean Up Henderson Committee.
At the time of writing, we’ve had seven candidates respond to HiH reader questions. I’ll give the PO box one last check before I finalize the article. With that, we give you the open line.