Council considers raises

first_imgLatest Stories “The city workers get a cost of living raise every year and the council should get a raise, too,” he said. “A hundred dollars is not that much for all we do.”Coleman, who has dual residence in Brundidge and Troy, said he will not seek re-election.Cynthia Pearson, District 4, said a raise for council members is in order.“I’m on the road all the time doing for the city,” she said. “I attend as many functions as I can and that’s a lot. Council members put in a lot of time and a lot of work. They deserve a raise.”Pearson said her plans are to run for mayor. If she runs for mayor, her seat on the council will be vacated.Betty Baxter, District 1, said, too, that she favors a raise, because it is deserved.“As much as we do all the time,” she said. “Listening to complaints about dogs and weeds and water running in the yards, cars at the park and at the car wash. With all that, the council deserves a raise.”Baxter said she will seek re-election.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas said the city has several projects totaling $3 million that will be underway by mid-summer. The city, he said, is waiting for reimbursement for funds expended for damages caused by flooding from rains in December.The council voted to award the bid for sewer improvements that were not allowed by ADEM in the city’s overall water system improvement project. The industrial cell for an industrial water stream was outside the ADEM project. The original bid for the project by Blankenship was $96,000 but was negotiated to $84,000.The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. Sponsored Content Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Griffin said he asked for the ordinance to be read because he thinks a raise is due the council members because of future projects that are on the table that will “make Brundidge smell like a rose.”“People don’t realize we work 24-7,” he said. “We get called out all the time. You just don’t know how many calls I get and what all I do. The next council members, whoever is elected for the next four years, is going to have a lot more to do.”Griffin said he is planning to run for re-election but things could change.Steven Coleman, District 5, said he, too, is in favor of a salary increase for the next administration. By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Skip Email the author Published 3:00 am Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Only Margaret Ross, District 3, said she is opposed to the raise.“I don’t think the council needs a raise. I don’t think we deserved a raise,” she said. “If we are going to give a raise to anybody, it needs to be to the city’s employees on the lower end of the pay scale. They are ones who deserve a raise.”Ross said she will decide at a later time whether she will seek re-election. The Brundidge City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday that would raise the salaries of the council members for the next administration from $500 a month to $600 and the mayor’s salary from $1,100 a month $1,500. The council will vote on the raise for the next administration at a following council meeting.The ordinance was brought to the table by District 2 Councilmember Arthur Lee Griffin.Four of the council members said they are in favor of raising the salaries for the next administration. 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Oxford man arrested after 164 stolen bikes found in back garden

first_imgFirst year Chemist Eleanor Frew commented: “So many of us cyclists rely on our bikes to get around, and saving 20 minutes a day getting to and from lectures can help out more than we realise. Having this taken away is an added stress in the already hectic life on an Oxford student, so my heart goes out to all affected.”Pembroke student Julia Cockcroft, who has been a victim of bike theft in the past, said: “my bike was stolen from outside Pembroke College entrance (I had left it there whilst I popped into college rather than taking it securely inside college) during my prelims in 2015 and I had been using it to get to all of my exams up in Summertown. I know recently we’ve had an incident of someone tailgating a student into college and stealing a bike too!” Thames Valley police have arrested a man suspected of handling stolen goods, after 164 bicycles were found in his garden.The man, 48, was seen by police handling two bikes on Monday afternoon near his home in Littlemore, a suburban district of Oxford.The police discovered that the two bikes he was carrying were stolen, and are currently in the process of checking the other 164 bikes found in his garden. The man has been placed on bail until 8 May while the police continue to investigate.On Tuesday, Thames Valley Police tweeted: “160+ bikes seized as a re- sult of a house search following the arrest of a male in Oxford. If we nd yours, we will be in touch. #TVP”160+ bikes seized as a result of a house search following the arrest of a male in oxford. If we find yours, we will be in touch #TVP— TVP Oxford (@TVP_Oxford) February 7, 2017Charlotte Molony, a third-year linguist from St. Catherine’s College, told Cherwell: “Bike theft is a serious problem in Oxford and most cyclists I know have had at least one bike stolen. It is a form of organised crime and it is positive to see the police taking measures against it.”last_img read more

Cuba to resume production of fuel for air transport

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 27 Views   no discussions The production of aviation fuel was halted in Cuba from 1993 to 2005, following the fall of the socialist blockHAVANA, Cuba, Monday March 5, 2012 – Cuba has retaken a project to provide fuel for air transportation following a 12 year break.To accomplish this task, officials will be using a technology developed by the Oil Research Centre.Antonio Rodriguez Molto, of the Basic Industry Ministry said the Cuban project to produce the fuel was resumed through an energy saving programme carried out in the first five years of the 21st century that enabled the use of spare kerosene for the production of turbine fuel.The Oil Research Centre undertook the challenge to develop new formulas to make it possible to use Cuban crude.However, the man in charge of the project, Alberto Cavado, said investments were already made to acquire and set up industrial equipment, filtration systems, special tanks and a modern analytic database to check the quality of the product.The oil refineries of Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos, are participating in the production of the fuel.The production of aviation fuel was halted in Cuba from 1993 to 2005, following the fall of the socialist block, the depression of the Cuban oil industry and the intensification of the U.S. economic blockade. Caribbean 360 Newscenter_img Share Tweet LifestyleTravel Cuba to resume production of fuel for air transport by: – March 5, 2012last_img read more