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City Council Meeting May 20, 2019

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first_imgCity Council MeetingMAY 20, 2019 at 5:30 P.M. Civic Center AGENDA I.INTRODUCTION R-2019-08 Attachment: Memo Attachment: II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDUM III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS F.ORDINANCE R-2019-07 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 313 E. 317 E. Louisiana Street Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Hayden Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. B.ORDINANCE R-2019-09 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Lynch Road Petitioner: Porterfield Development, LLC Owner: Portfield Development, LLC Requested Change: R1 to R3 Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Scott Buedel, Cash Waggner & Associates PC XI.ADJOURNMENT D.ORDINANCE R-2019-11 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 5.01 Acres Directly West of 1603 S. Tekoppel Petitioner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Owner: Evansville Vanderburgh Levee Authority District Requested Change: R1 to C4 w/UDC Ward: 6 Brinkmeyer Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law R-2019-10 Attachment: IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY C.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS R-2019-07 Attachment: C.ORDINANCE R-2019-10 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 2100 Lodge Avenue Petitioner: Allied Investment & Development, LLC Owner: Restored Properties, LLC Requested Change: C1 to C4 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Matt Malcolm, KDDK F-2019-10 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, June 10, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. A.ORDINANCE G-2019-07 An Ordinance to Vacate a Public Right of Way in Evansville, Indiana, All That Portion of a 25’ Roadway Easement for Carol Drive West of 3700 Pollack Avenue, Also Being That Area East of 3624 Pollack Avenue That Was Previously Vacated and a 20’ x 25’ Portion North of that Area of Carol Drive that was Previously Vacated.  The Original Vacation Was Performed in 2012 by Ordinance No. G-2012-2 and Recorded in Document Number 2012R-4136 in the Office of the Recorder of Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Sponsor(s): Mosby Discussion Led By: Public Works Chair Adams Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 A.RESOLUTION C-2019-08 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying the 2019 Annual Action Plan Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 R-2019-06 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE R-2019-08 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as N. Burkhardt Road – NW Corner of the Intersection Petitioner: Eric Carter Owner: Robert & Angela Shockman Requested Change: R1 to C4 Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Eric Carter, Weihe Engineers, Inc.center_img VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET R-2019-09 Attachment: R-2019-12 Attachment: G-2019-07 Attachment: Agenda Attachment: IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS X.COMMITTEE REPORTS R-2019-11 Attachment: E.ORDINANCE R-2019-12 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as Part of 2800 Colonial Garden Road Petitioner: ANB Investments, LLC Owner: ANB Investments, LLC Requested Change: R1 to M1 w/UDC Ward: 1 McGinn Representative: Krista B. Lockyear, Lockyear Law C.ORDINANCE F-2019-10 An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Re-Appropriations within the Department of Metropolitan Development Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 Notify: Kelley Coures, DMD B.ORDINANCE F-2019-09 Amended An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations & Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver Discussion Date: 5/20/2019 C-2019-08 Attachment: VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS E.ORDINANCE R-2019-06 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1012-1020 N. Governor Street Petitioner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Owner: Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. Requested Change: C4 to R2 Ward: 3 Hayden Representative: Beth Folz, Habitat for Humanity of Evansville, Inc. B.BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS F-2019-09 Amended Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

For the betterment of all animals

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first_imgBeth FrankPresident/FounderCommunity Cats United, Inc. To the Editor:Regarding the article “Sylvester or Tweety?,” as president of Community Cats United, Inc, a group of 22,500 members and 1,000 groups in 111 countries and all 50 US states, you know which side of this debate I fall on.I could start reciting the fault in these one-sided “scientific” studies and the other misinformation often spewed by bird lovers, which are automatically cat haters I guess. I won’t.Instead, I have a novel idea for you. Lets instead work together to change things for the betterment of all animals in Bayonne? Joan Brunner, a bird person quoted in the article, suggested the need for an animal shelter. That, along with a TNR program, would change things immensely.last_img

Melissa Davis with Weichert, Realtors’ Bayonne Office Recognized for Regional Sales…

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first_imgJoe Cubias, regional vice president of Weichert, Realtors, announced that sales associate Melissa Davis with the Bayonne office was individually recognized for her sales success at the regional level in July.Davis led the Weichert sales region for dollar volume from Weichert.com transactions during the month. The region is comprised of offices throughout Hudson County and parts of Bergen County. ×Melissa Davis Invite this talented neighborhood specialist in to learn about the real estate services offered by Weichert, Realtors. Davis can be reached in Weichert’s Bayonne office at 151B Lefante Way, or by phone at (201) 339-8282.center_img Melissa Davislast_img

Eagles-minded Locals Love the Birds Chances Today

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first_imgBy Tim KellySuper Bowl Eve, which most years is just another night to Eagles fans, was anything but this year. Plans were being formulated for parties, trips out to local establishments, and even for the trek to Minneapolis for the fans fortunate enough to be there.We reached out to about 10 local sports people and we heard back immediately from three of themBill Whiteside, of Ocean CityWe reached Whiteside, quarterback, running back, and defensive back on the Notre Dame National Championship team of 1949 in Florida, where he will watch the game, and he says, an Eagles victory.Whiteside, who correctly nailed his prediction of New England over Atlanta in last year’s game for OCNJDaily, sees a close, tense and low scoring game, with the Birds emerging victorious, 24-21 on a late field goal.When asked if this call is based on his football expertise or his love of the Eagles, Whiteside replied, “both.”“I think it would be great for the city, the organization, and the players and of course the fans, to finally win it, and I think they will,” Whiteside said. ‘I just think the Eagles have the better team. If they show up and play as they have in the playoffs, its going to be a good outcome.”Kevin Smith Ocean City High School Head Football CoachSmith, who coached the Red Raiders to a playoff berth this year, stopped short of predicting a win but said they have an excellent chance to bring home their first Lombardi Trophy.“I think the Eagles have the better team on both sides of the ball,” he said. “The Eagles’ challenge is to believe they can do it and to overcome that New England mystique. That’s a big part of it,” Smith said.“I know New England has a great team and they have been great for a long period of time. But if you look at both rosters from top to bottom, the eagles have the better personnel.”Smith said he also liked the way the Eagles team has responded to the approach of second-year head coach Doug Pederson.“He comes off as a level-headed guy and I think he is the right personality for this team.”We’ll take that as another pick for the Eagles, coach.Bill Kehner, Sea Isle City Running LegendKehner a lifelong Eagles fan and summer resident of Sea Isle, was a national class marathon runner and last August, finished his 40th consecutive Captain Bill Gallagher 10-mile island run.The key to winning? “Running the ball,” Bill said, understandably.“I think they will get a score off the defense, but they will grind it out with the running game on offense. Then Foles can take his shots down the field. But the run will set up the pass.”Kehner feels tomorrow’s outcome will lift the cloud Eagle fans have been under since their last NFL championship in 1960.They are going to do it and they are going to do it for all of the loyal fans and for all of the fans who came before us who never had the chance to see a Super Bowl win,” he said. “All of that frustration and heartbreak of years past is going to be completely wiped away.”From Bill, Kevin and Bill’s lips to the Football Gods’ ears. Bill Whiteside Played on the Notre Dame National Championship Team of 1949.last_img read more

Sutton Foster Marries Fiance Ted Griffin Today!

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first_img Sutton Foster View Comments Star Filescenter_img She got fat boy’s famous arrow! Tony winner Sutton Foster and screenwriter Ted Griffin celebrate their wedding on October 25 in Santa Barbara, California. The two got engaged in August 2013.Foster took home Tony awards for her performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was also nominated for Violet, Shrek, The Drowsy Chaperone and Little Women. Her TV credits include Bunheads and TVLand’s Younger, which premieres on January 13, 2015. Griffin’s screenwring credits include Ocean’s Eleven, Tower Heist, Matchstick Men and Ravenous.Congratulations, Sutton and Ted! Enjoy that cake!last_img

So You Think You Can Dance Winner Ricky Ubeda to Join On the Town

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first_img View Comments Related Shows A helluva dancer is heading to Broadway! So You Think You Can Dance season 11 victor Ricky Ubeda will join the ensemble of On the Town later this month. He will leap across the Lyric Theatre stage from February 27 through April 26. The opportunity to appear in the production was announced as one of the prizes for the winner last summer. Check out one of Ubeda’s stunning performances from the FOX series below! On the Town The revival stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves as Gabey, Chip and Ozzie, respectively, as well as Megan Fairchild, Jackie Hoffman, Michael Rupert, Elizabeth Stanley and Alysha Umphress. Ubeda will join an ensemble that includes fellow SYTYCD alum Jess LeProtto, who competed in the show’s eighth season. Ubeda auditioned for the FOX competition’s eleventh season while a high school student in Miami, Florida. After taking the top spot and being crowned “America’s Favorite Dancer,” he went on tour with his fellow competitors and appeared on numerous talk shows. He also choreographs and teaches across the country. First seen on Broadway in 1944, On the Town features music by Leonard Bernstein and a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It follows the adventures of three sailors on leave in New York City. Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Jerome Robbins, the musical’s toe-tapping numbers include “New York, New York,” “I Can Cook Too,” “Lonely Town” and “Some Other Time.” Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 6, 2015last_img read more

Nix ticks

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first_imgIt’s summer, and outdoor activities are on the menu. Make sure you don’t end up on the menu of a blood-sucking travel partner when you are out and about, say University of Georgia experts. “Think of them as little vampires,” said Elmer Gray, a UGA Cooperative Extension entomologist. “All ticks require blood meals to survive and reproduce. And the United States has about 80 species of ticks that can feed on humans and other mammals, reptiles, birds and even frogs.”Ticks common in Georgia are the lone star tick, American dog tick, blacklegged or deer tick and brown dog tick. Transmit diseases”Most people are naturally repulsed by the idea of something sucking their blood,” said Nancy Hinkle, an entomologist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. “But ticks do transmit diseases, too.” While tick-borne diseases are relatively uncommon in Georgia, the Georgia Division of Public Health reports 50-80 suspected cases of Rocky Mountain spotted fever each year in addition to a few cases of Lyme Disease. Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Georgia. Lone star ticks and blacklegged ticks both can carry human ehrlichiosis, a family of sometimes-deadly diseases with a range of flu-like symptoms.In general, a tick has to be attached to its host for at least 24 hours to transmit disease. “The diseases most often associated with ticks in Georgia are often typified by the onset of flu-like symptoms, including severe headaches, fever, rash and a general flu-like condition,” Gray said. “If you have any of these symptoms following a tick bite or after having been where ticks hang out, see a doctor promptly.”Prevention”Ticks don’t fly, jump, leap or climb very high, so they are seldom found high above ground,” Hinkle said. “They hang on low-growing vegetation, stick out their hook-like claws and when we walk by, they latch on and climb upward.” The best way to avoid tick bites is to stay in areas where the vegetation is open or maintained below ankle height. Walking trails should be kept mowed, and hikers should avoid any vegetation brushing against their legs during the summer. Hinkle recommends treating socks and pant legs up to the knee with products that contain permethrin. For added protection, tuck pant cuffs into your socks. “That keeps ticks on the treated surface and off our skin,” she said.Repellents help reduce the chance of getting a tick bite, too. It’s important to target the feet, legs and waistline when applying repellents.Reduce ticks around the house by keeping grass and brush cut short. Gray said this not only reduces places for ticks to live, but exposes them to sunlight, which can kill them. Use tweezers to remove ticks that are attached to skin. Pinch the tick close to the mouthparts to remove as much as possible. Apply an antiseptic to the site immediately after removing a tick.Check your pooch, tooWhile dogs don’t seem to be affected by Rocky Mountain spotted fever, they can suffer joint pain from Lyme disease, Gray said. And dogs and cats can catch other deadly diseases from ticks. Ask a veterinarian for an appropriate treatment to repel ticks.”Check your pets daily for ticks,” Hinkle said. “Run your fingers through their coat and remove any ticks before they start feeding.”last_img read more

Human Rights are Fundamental in Paraguay, Says General Torales

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first_img I DID NOT KNOW GENERAL MARCUS AURELIUS TORALES. THE ARTICLE SEEMS CORRECT TO ME. I STILL THINK THAT IN PARAGUAY THERE WAS A COUP D ‘ ÉTAT, PROMOTED BY LANDOWNERS WITH THE SUPPORT OF SOME BISHOPS AND DOUBTLESS WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE HIERARCHIES OF THE ARMY. OF COURSE, IF YOU HAD ASKED ABOUT THIS TO GENERAL TORALES HE WOULD HAVE REPLIED BY DENYING IT. ALL OF US KNOW HOW THE WEALTH DISTRIBUTION IS LIKE IN PARAGUAY. PLEASE REPORT MORE. DIÁLOGO: How do the Armed Forces help the Paraguayan people in a non-traditional way? On the other hand, the Paraguayan Army and Navy are developing a process to obtain cutting-edge technology, while the Air Force is doing research on the construction of unmanned aerial vehicles in collaboration with several National Universities. Interview with Lt. Gen. Marco Aurelio Torales, Paraguay’s Joint Staff Lieutenant General Marco Aurelio Torales: The Armed Forces have the structure and capacity to deploy resources quickly in order to support civilians, while working jointly with other state agencies and non-governmental organizations. They can also cooperate with international organizations and partner nations’ Armed Forces, such as those within CONOSUR, without neglecting their constitutional role and performing civic actions periodically, especially in communities where support is strongly needed. By Dialogo September 27, 2012 Lt. Gen. Torales: Fundamental human rights are omnipresent in our actions; the Armed Forces have been trained in this area at all levels. All our units have a human rights department, which assesses and monitors the activities performed by the military personnel. It has also been integrated as a subject in all our training centers. DIÁLOGO: What is going to be the new role of military technology in Paraguay? Lt. Gen. Torales: The actions carried out by the rebel group identified as EPP have decreased in the northern part of the country, due to State presence through security organizations. The Armed Forces have intensified intelligence in that area, supporting the National Police to discourage and deter EEP actions, an organization that operates outside the law. center_img As for indigenous rights, there is institutional awareness and commitment in this aspect. The Paraguayan National Constitution considers, protects, and respects the rights of all indigenous communities. The Armed Forces support the native communities through civic action and humanitarian assistance. DIÁLOGO: What actions do the Armed Forces take to respect human rights and support indigenous communities in Paraguay? Lt. Gen. Torales: Currently, the Paraguayan Armed Forces are going through a transformational process, preparing to confront challenges and emerging threats as they appear. This involves not only the structural level, but also the acquisition of instruments and human resources training and instruction. All these efforts take time and generate economic costs. Lt. Gen. Torales: Our cooperation with neighboring countries consists of joint efforts through information exchange, support with specialized personnel and methods to counter drug trafficking, weapons trafficking, among others, in addition to joint military operations. DIÁLOGO: What kind of work and cooperation do the Armed Forces carry out with neighboring countries on Paraguay’s borders? DIÁLOGO: What is the current status of the EPP guerrilla group (Paraguayan People’s Army)? After his participation in the IV South American Defense Conference held in Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24-26, Lieutenant General Marco Aurelio Torales, Commander of Paraguay’s Joint Staff, talked to Diálogo about the cooperation between the Armed Forces of his country and others in the Hemisphere, as well as the advocacy for Paraguayan indigenous people’s rights and human rights in general, among other topics. last_img read more

The importance of developing an omnichannel experience for your members

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first_imgAs technology evolves, so does your connection with credit union members. In today’s environment, your members may use several digital and in-person channels for conducting transactions and managing their money. And, while they may be heavily committed to one channel, members relish in the availability of multi-channels—providing them the flexibility to utilize the best option based on their needs at any given time. An omnichannel strategy involves allowing members to access credit union services from a variety of channels, including a website, a mobile app, social media networks, and physical branches. To further empower credit union, each channel should also provide metrics for your credit union to gather data and determine usage and engagement. In order to develop a complete omnichannel experience, there are a few important steps you should follow.Build an Online PresenceMembers research nearly every important decision they make online. That diligent research does not stop short of shopping for the best rates for loans and seeking out the credit union with the best-rated customer service reviews and most consumer-friendly options. Be sure you can be easily found online. You should have active, engaging social media networks, as well as a functional, easy-to-understand website. Create a Mobile AppPeople are relying on their phones to accomplish tasks they used to have to do in person. They expect to be able to access anything they can with their computer through their phone. Consumers also expect the mobile experience to be just as seamless as the desktop-based online experience. Be sure your mobile app is easy to understand and provides a wide assortment of features. If the creation of an app is beyond the realm of possibilities, consider partnering with a third-party vendor to bring the functionality and experience to your online environment. Reform Physical ChannelsAlthough digital channels are emerging as essential capabilities of a financial institution, physical branches remain important.  Consumers are attracted by experiences—both digital and physical. A place to develop community and relationships is what credit unions are all about.  Even with an influx of digital channels, branches will remain a vital hub for credit union outreach.  However, the transactions that are occurring at branches are shifting with the convenience online and mobile banking offer.  Therefore, branch design will need to reform to accommodate a higher demand on digital experiences. Consider using your physical presence to align with your digital experience—allowing it to stand alone or to be part of the “bigger picture.”Don’t Overlook Phone CallsThe moment consumers become a serious prospect, they pick up the phone and call. Across industries, consumers are using the phone to actually talk to businesses more than ever, according to BIA/Kelsey. BIA/Kelsey also reports that mobile customer phone calls will reach 162 billion by 2019. That’s more than double the calls made in 2014. Smartphones should make the transition from online to offline seamless. After all, consumers can go from a website, ad, or email to a phone call with just the tap of a button—something they’re choosing to do so at an increasing rate. Just remember, when it comes to personal finances, human conversations are the foundational building blocks of trust and long-lasting customer relationships.Initiate Personalized MarketingMembers have become accustomed to personalized marketing from a vast majority of retail brokers. Take Amazon, for example. They make their users feel cared for because they store vast amounts of data on every visit to their website. Using analytics from a data warehouse, they are able to suggest products people love or didn’t even know existed. And, their recommendations are usually right on the mark.Credit unions should follow the same approach for their members.  When members visit the credit union’s website, walk into a branch or open the mobile app, they want a personalized experience.  They want to receive advice and offers that are relevant to their current stage in life.  Suggesting products that members will love can only be achieved through an effective analytics program. That positions credit unions to be helpful rather than invasive.Launch Member-Centric Data AnalyticsAnalytics is the new buzzword for obtaining member data.  Learning as much about a member as possible in-person or over the phone has always been how credit unions developed deep relationships and offered wise counsel.  However, with the influx of new memberships and a widening array of products available, this is no longer a sustainable practice.  The sheer amount of product mixes available to members requires a more precise approach.  Collecting insight by analyzing members’ online activity and site/app usage is the new method for determining your members’ needs and deepening your relationship with them.Deliver Omnichannel Credit Union ExperiencesSince customers are looking for unique and lasting experiences, credit unions must distinguish themselves with exceptional ones.  Tailoring advice and products based on a member’s profile is a great place for credit unions to begin their omnichannel strategy.  Mastering the omnichannel experience is one of the greatest opportunities for the credit union industry and helping them to stay true to its roots and truly show care for their members.An omnichannel experience allows your members to start a transaction in one channel and complete it in another while having a similar experience and consistent system capabilities throughout. But, it’s not just the member who benefits from this approach. An omnichannel strategy will ultimately allow your credit union to improve performance, connect more meaningfully with your members, earn their loyalty, and make informed decisions that drive growth and improve service.CTA: For additional information on how to engage your members, download our new ebook, Meeting Consumer Self-Serve Payment Demand. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jason O’Brien As Director of Technology Strategies for SWBC’s Financial Institution Group, Jason is responsible for developing and launching new products and services that address financial institution needs and provide a … Web: www.swbc.com Detailslast_img read more

Police: 2 juveniles steal vehicles, charged with felonies

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first_imgLater, police say they found the two juveniles in a different vehicle on State Route 7 in Unadilla. They say the two did not stop for a second traffic stop but eventually turned into the parking lot of a Speedway where they were taken into custody. Authorities say the first vehicle was stolen from the town of Downsville and the second vehicle was stolen from Unadilla. Both juveniles were arraigned by a judge and released to their legal guardians. The 16-year-old was also charged two counts of fleeing from an officer in a motor vehicle in the 3rd degree, both misdemeanors. They say the vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. According to police, both juveniles exited the vehicle and took off on foot.center_img (WBNG) — Two junveniles were arrested following a pursuit with state troopers on June 6. The New York State Police Department says a 16 and 17-year-old were charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the 4th degree and grand larceny in the 3rd degree, both felonies. Authorities say police were notified of an erratic driver on interstate 88 near the village of Unadilla. Troopers attempted to make a traffic stop but the vehicle did not stop.last_img read more