Councilmembers Voice Concerns Over Proposal Increasing Parking Costs

first_imgImage by Justin Gould / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – Members of the Jamestown City Council are expressing concern over a recommendation from Mayor Eddie Sundquist that would raise the parking meter fee to $1 an hour in the City starting Jan. 1.Multiple members, including Councilwoman Marie Carrubba, explained why the resolution made them hesitant during a City Council Work Session last night. Carrubba, who represents Ward IV, says that, after listening to concerns from business owners, she’s concerned that the increase in the rate could be a detriment to the Downtown economy long-term.“I understand the need to generate revenue, but I’d hate to see it drive out businesses that aren’t going to get people coming because they don’t want to pay for parking, especially right now with the number of people that are unemployed and are financially disadvantaged because of this (the pandemic),” Carrubba said. “I think it’s a tough thing to discourage people from coming down…”Carrubba notes that the rate, under Sundquist’s proposal, would double from the current rate of $0.50 an hour. That’s a 100 percent increase, which Councilwoman Vickeye James says she’s also concerned with. Councilwoman Kim Ecklund also weighed in on the recommendation. She says her main issues involve the idea that people would need to put in four quarters, rather than two, despite the fact that there’s a nationally-recognized coin shortage due the COVID-19 pandemic.Sundquist says part of the reasoning behind the increase is because the City is exploring a transition into an app-based meter feeding system to cover a transaction fee. The resolution, which he says will potentially double the revenue from parking meters, says that a mobile pay solution would be provided in November as part of a separate resolution.“They’re not going to use the app-based (system) and go up to the meter and be forced to put in (required information).” Ecklund said. “I’m in favor (of the technology).  and I agree with it from my perspective, but it’s not just about me. We have elderly residents that I have concerns about being able to utilize that system. So how do we manage that?”The Mayor’s Executive Assistant, Zach Altschuler, says that the meters will remain the same, but stickers containing instructions on how to download and use the app would be placed on the meters. However, he says coin-based meters would still be available.The resolution wasn’t tabled, meaning the Council should vote on it during its Voting Session October 28th. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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East Patchogue Man Sentenced for DWI Crash That Killed Grandfather

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Gary HendricksAn East Patchogu man was sentenced Tuesday to 4-to-8 years in prison for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his 77-year old grandfather seven months ago.Gary Hendricks had pleaded guilty at Suffolk County court to vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault and driving while intoxicated.Prosecutors said the 45-year-old man was driving a Chevrolet Suburban on Sunrise Highway in Patchogue when he rear-ended a pickup truck and lost control of the truck, which flipped on the shoulder several times on July 22.Isaac Beal was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene and two of Hendricks passengers were injured, one critically.Hendricks reportedly told police he was driving without a license because his passengers had more to drink than the two beers he had, authorities said.He was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.17 percent, more than double the legal limit of 0.08 percent.last_img read more

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ADA webcast, other resources available on NAFCU’s website

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr NAFCU has myriad resources available online that can help credit unions better understand and manage recent issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its provisions on website accessibility. One resource, available on demand, is a webcast offering credit unions legal insight into ADA compliance.“Must a Credit Union Website be ADA Compliant?” which aired Dec. 5, provides credit unions with legal background on the ADA to help them understand new and enhanced litigation risks arising from ambiguities in the law. It is available through NAFCU’s Online Training Center.During the webcast, attorneys Andy Keeney and John Bredehoft from Kaufman & Canoles, P.C., detail the parts of the ADA that could apply to website compliance and resources available to help credit unions mitigate risk. continue reading »last_img read more

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A pilot signalization has been set up for the future cycling highway of the Mediterranean

first_imgBy the way, cycling tourism is one of the tourist products with the greatest prospects for development, and along with other forms of bicycle use in tourism, it is one of the growing forms of tourist activities. It is estimated that in the European context, the share of travel during which cycling is the main activity or the bicycle is the main means of transport will grow in the coming years at a rate of more than 10 percent.  Signs on the section Maslenica – Nin – Zadar, 60 km long and the section Biograd na Moru – Šibenik, with a total length of 55 km, were placed in accordance with traffic studies and in cooperation with the competent authorities and local self-government units. The signalization was prepared in accordance with the EuroVelo 8 Route Corporate Design Manual, developed specifically for the MedCyleTour project, in cooperation with all project partners, including the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). Cycling EuroVelo8 signalization is installed on a total of 115 kilometers in Zadar and Šibenik-Knin counties, two of the seven Croatian counties through which the Mediterranean cycling route passes. By the way, the Mediterranean route is one of the 15 transnational cycling routes of the EuroVelo network of routes in Europe and this route is the future cycling highway of the Mediterranean as it passes through as many as 11 countries, from Spain to Cyprus.  The Croatian National Tourist Board has installed pilot signage on two sections of the Croatian part of the EuroVelo 8 route, which is one of the activities within the EU project MedCycleTour, in which the CNTB has been actively participating as a partner since 2017.  In Lijepa naša, a significant part of this cycle route is 1.116 kilometers long. It is interesting how the Zadar and Šibenik-Knin counties, which themselves are intensively developing cycling tourism, have provided budget funds for the installation of additional EuroVelo8 signalization in their area. Thus, in the Zadar County, the island section Preko – Tkon is also marked, and in the Šibenik-Knin County, the section Šibenik – Žaborić. Thus, within the MedCycleTour project, a total of 190 kilometers of the Croatian part of EuroVelo8 was marked, covering almost the entire sections and routes that pass through Zadar and Šibenik-Knin counties. This project of the Dalmatian counties was also done in cooperation with the Croatian Tourist Board, which considers it important because cycling is one of the tourist products with the greatest prospects for development, and among other forms of bicycle use in tourism is a growing form of tourism.  The signalization was also prepared in accordance with EuroVelo 8 corporate design manual, developed specifically for the MedCyleTour project, in collaboration with all project partners including European Cycling Federation (ECF – European Cyclists’ Federation).last_img read more

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Fight Spectrum’s rate increases

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I just had Spectrum install the package of basic cable TV, phone and internet in the fall of 2017. At that time, I was paying $138.26 a month. On Feb. 14, 2018, I paid Spectrum $148.63, which I thought was a reasonable increase. The next month, the charges were $160.21. I sent my check for $148.63 and wrote “disputed” on both the check and the return stub.On the back of one of the pages of Spectrum’s bill, there is an item called “complaint procedures.” It states: “If you disagree with your charges, you have 60 days from the billing date to register a complaint.” The important part that follows says “During the dispute period, we will not terminate service, provided you pay the undisputed portion of your bill.”May I suggest that everyone who has a dispute with Spectrum follow the above instructions from them? Maybe Spectrum will get the message.LOU MOSHERAmsterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationThree seniors who started as seventh-graders providing veteran experience for Amsterdam golfEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

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Police foil transnational rooster-smuggling operation in North Sulawesi

first_imgAuthorities have foiled an attempt to smuggle dozens of Philippines-bred roosters for cockfighting on Sangihe Island, North Sulawesi, which shares a border with the Philippines.A joint team comprising personnel of the North Sulawesi Police and the National Police’s water police directorate secured on Wednesday 59 undocumented roosters from the Philippines at Peta Port on the island.Comr. Ekanto, the commander of the police’s security maintenance agency’s (Baharkam) Prahasta 7015 fleet, said that the roosters were transported by a man identified as Sugono Bentelu. He was arrested and named a suspect in the case. “We have brought the suspect to Bitung Water Police headquarters for further investigation,” Ekanto said in Manado on Wednesday.Sugono was en route to Peta Port from Tinakareng Island, located on the Indonesia-Philippines border, when security personnel stopped him. He failed to show health permits or other licenses for the roosters to the police. “I was paid Rp 4 million [US$ 292] to deliver the roosters, which were brought by a Philippine citizen to Tinakareng,” Sugono said. Police identified the buyer as an individual named Leksi B. Wulur, who had formerly been a witness in smuggling cases. Leksi claimed that he had been running the business for 10 years, but this was the first time for law enforcers to prosecute him. In running his business, Leksi had to go to several islands to find high-quality Philippines-bred roosters. For example, he bought dozens of roosters brought by a Philippines citizen to the location. The price for each rooster ranged from Rp 1.5 million (US$109.54) to Rp 2 million. Leksi later sold the roosters for Rp 3 million each.“The roosters are still tagged, showing they came from a farm in the Philippines,” he said.He claimed he was unaware about license permit requirements for delivering roosters. Leksi went on to say that he had only obtained a letter from the village chief stating that he bought the roosters from a certain village.Ekanto said such smuggling operations were common on islands located on the border between Indonesia and the Philippines. The roosters, often used for cockfighting, are unloaded on Nipa Island, Sangihe before being taken to Peta Port.He dismissed a circulating rumor saying a police officer was involved in the smuggling.This smuggling case was the biggest case uncovered by the police in the area this year, since the authorities have difficulty in tracking down the smugglers.The police charged Sugono with violating the 2019 Animal, Fish and Plant Quarantine Law, which carries a maximum punishment of 10 years’ imprisonment and Rp 10 billion in fines. (dpk)Topics :last_img read more

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Ighalo full of praise for ‘exciting’ Man Utd teammate Greenwood

first_imgManchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has sung the praises of young teammate Mason Greenwood. read also:Man Utd striker Greenwood wants to emulate RVP “He’s a player for the future for Man United. “He’s doing well now but in two or three years he is going to be doing very, very well.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?A Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Albino Animals Who Look Like GhostsWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchGreat Entertainer Became A Milestone In The History Of Censorship Loading… Ighalo believes he has a bright future at Old Trafford. “He’s very young and exciting. Very good player, left and right, he can shoot and score goals,” he said during an Instagram live appearance.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lambert set to speak to Riley

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert admitted he will look to speak to referees’ chief Mike Riley after Gabby Agbonlahor’s shock dismissal. “The referee’s decision is final. You have to stick together and we did that for 25 minutes, to be down a man against a top side. It showed a lot of character and determination, it’s a credit to the guys in front of me.” The draw ended United’s six-game winning run and boss Louis van Gaal was critical of his side’s inability to finish Villa off after Falcao equalised following Christian Benteke’s impressive opener. The United manager felt drawing games at sides like Villa would cost them a shot at the title but Lambert believes they will still have a say in the race. “If you spend that kind of money at that club you have to win more games than not to challenge for the title,” he said, with United third in the Barclays Premier League and Villa 12th. “They are going to have a shout with it. If they don’t win it they will have a massive bearing on where it’s going to go. They are a top side.” The striker was sent off after a collision with Ashley Young in Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester United. It was a 50-50 challenge but was Villa’s second red card in two games after Kieran Richardson walked in last week’s 1-0 defeat at West Brom. And Lambert expects to talk to Professional Game Match Officials boss Riley about Lee Mason’s controversial decision. He said: “I will have a call, yeah, and find out exactly because the Kieran Richardson one I don’t have a problem with but this one I certainly do. “There was nothing, you may as well pack up if you’re going to take tackling out of the game. The two have gone in without any malice or studs showing, that’s not a red card. “The two have gone in fairly but the lad (Young) himself admitted he thought he fouled Gabby.” Villa, who were already missing the suspended Richardson and Alan Hutton, are likely to appeal. Keeper Brad Guzan also questioned the decision but praised the side after they played the final 25 minutes with 10 men. “It didn’t look like a red card from where I was. Looking at the replay in the dressing room, I definitely don’t think it was a red card,” he said. “In saying that, in those situations you have to find a way to get on with the game. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Campbell stakes Canadian Open claim

first_imgChad Campbell surged to the top of the leaderboard at the RBC Canadian Open after the Texan fired a nine-under-par 63 at Glen Abbey. Press Association He is playing on a career money list exemption this season, and has had two top-10 finishes so far, already an improvement on the last two years. This week is shaping up particularly well for the 41-year-old, after he opened up a two-shot lead over fellow American Brian Harman, with their compatriot Johnson Wagner tying for third on 11 under with Canadian David Hearn. Harman went round in 67, Wagner took route 66, and Hearn enjoyed an immaculate 64. There was no U-turn from Australian Robert Allenby who carried out his pledge to withdraw from the tournament after sacking caddie Mick Meddlemo midway through the first round following a disagreement over club selection. Allenby said on Thursday he would not play on, and was true to his word. His countryman Jason Day was back in contention towards the top of the leaderboard. After going close at last week’s Open Championship, Day posted a 66 to reach 10 under. England’s Luke Donald and Brian Davis survived the cut with nothing to spare on two under, but for Scotland’s Martin Laird it was a day to forget as he followed an opening 70 with a round of 80, while Graeme McDowell also failed to make it through to the weekend action. Ricky Barnes made a 70 which meant he survived with comfort on six under overall, with the American’s round notable for the hole-in-one he achieved at the fourth hole, winning him a BMW sportscar. center_img His bogey-free, nine-birdie round allowed Campbell to leap up to first place and reach 14-under 130 at the halfway mark. Campbell has not won a tournament since 2007, when he landed the last of his four PGA Tour victories at the Viking Classic in Mississippi. last_img read more

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Mother charged with murder following death of 9-year-old boy with autism in SW Miami-Dade

first_imgAt a news conference on Friday police said they were considering all options in the investigation. The mother of a 9-year-old boy with autism is being accused of killing him and she is now facing first-degree murder, and attempted premeditated murder charges.An AMBER Alert was issued after the mother, Patricia Ripley, 47,  initially told police that her 9-year-old son, Alejandro Ripley, was abducted from the parking lot of a Southwest Miami-Dade Home Depot just before 9 p.m., Thursday. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced the child’s death Friday morning. Police say his body was found in “one of the waterways that are located off the golf course” at the Miccosukee Golf and Country Club in the Kendale Lakes area a few miles from where Alejandro was last seen. Patricia Ripley was arrested Saturday morning around 3 a.m., and is being charged with first-degree murder for the death of her autistic son Alejandro Ripley.center_img “We’re not ruling out foul play, but it may not be so we’ll see,” said Detective Chris Thomas of the Miami-Dade Police Department. Ripley is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in West Miami-Dade without bond.Authorities are urging anyone with more information to contact the Miami-Dade Police Department at (305) 471-TIPS (8477) or (866) 471-8477.9-year-old Autistic Boy Found Dead after Abduction in Miami Dadelast_img read more

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