Mayor Clem Seifert delivered on a promise Thursday morning: He asked, begged and pleaded for Congressman G.K. Butterfield to give Henderson $10,000 toward the demolition of the old South Henderson School.
The following report first appeared at HomeinHenderson.com on Feb. 20, but two letters in Saturday’s Daily Dispatch, one against beer and one in favor, made it worth reminding readers about the issue at hand. For those people considering a run for municipal office in Henderson this fall, a wedge issue may have emerged at the most recent City Council meeting.
By Joshua Jacobs Special correspondent All of the pupils of E.M. Rollins Elementary School gathered at 10 a.m. Friday for the school’s big assembly to celebrate Black History Month.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield delivered the following remarks during lunch at the Uptown Rose restaurant in downtown Henderson on Thursday: Thank you very much for inviting us up to take the tour today and just fellowship with you and see firsthand what the issues are in Henderson and Vance County.
The city-county relationship remains a work in progress, the Henderson City Council found Thursday afternoon.
Henderson’s city government is moving ahead with a proposal to recognize employees for excellence and not just longevity.
It looks like legal action will be a Vance County resident’s only hope for a refund of more than $2,000 he says he overpaid the city of Henderson over nearly two decades, and the lawyer who leads the City Council’s finance committee said Thursday that the man wouldn’t have much of a court case.
City Council member Harriette Butler raised a few eyebrows Thursday evening with a comment during a discussion of Samuel Smith’s erroneous water bills. As the consensus in the Municipal Building conference room turned solidly against going beyond the three-year statute of limitations to repay Smith for sanitation fees he should not have been charged, Butler joined the chorus warning of the potential for a flood of claims for refunds from water customers. “I’ve been out of my house for four …
Congressman G.K. Butterfield, a Wilson Democrat in his first term representing the 1st District, including northern Vance County and all of Henderson, took the driving cleanup tour of the city Thursday morning, then had lunch at Uptown Rose with Mayor Clem Seifert and other city representatives.
City Manager Eric Williams could be in for a rough Monday evening if a radio audience Wednesday morning was representative of city residents’ reaction to Henderson disappearing fund balance.
WIZS-AM proprietor John Rose deserves the thanks of Hendersonians for dedicating an entire edition of “Town Talk” to the difficult topic of the city’s financial problems Wednesday.
The following is the text of the two-page letter sent from the state Local Government Commission to the Henderson city government in response to the fund balance problem documented by the audit for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2004. The letter was sent on the official stationery of State and Local Government Finance Division and the Local Government Commission of the Department of State Treasurer, a Council of State post held by Kittrell-area resident Richard Moore.
North Carolina’s Local Government Commission has spoken in response to Henderson’s fiscal crisis, and it has found problems with Embassy Square, tax collections and the fund balance.
Gov. Mike Easley renewed his flirtation with an “education lottery” during his State of the State address Monday, but the feeling here is that he’s chasing the wrong form of gambling.
It would cost somewhere between $300,000 and $900,000 to eliminate abandoned houses in Henderson (an estimated 150 houses at $2,000 to $6,000 apiece). After a work session Tuesday morning, the Clean Up Henderson Committee has a strategy for getting some or all of that money in Raleigh.
Gov. Mike Easley’s State of the State address offered much to cheer and much to jeer, but the most important thing for Vance County may have been a word he never used: Medicaid.
Rep. G.K. Butterfield will follow in the footsteps of predecessor Frank Ballance and 2nd District colleague Bob Etheridge by riding around Henderson this week.
The Clean Up Henderson Committee seized the initiative Wednesday in legislative lobbying on behalf of the city.
Hendersonians will get a chance to help dissect city finances at a special forum before the City Council’s regular meeting Feb. 28.
At the very least, the City Council forum planned for Feb. 28 will launch the public phase of the city’s budget process much earlier this year, and that’s a good thing.