Subscribe As part of the consent calendar of Monday’s City Council agenda, the council approved a $331,100 housing acquisition loan agreement with Heritage Housing Partners (HHP) for an affordable unit at 608 N. Fair Oaks Ave. #127.“Since 2012, the city has entered into similar loan agreements with HHP, a local developer, as the nonprofit designee to acquire city-assisted units in affordable homeownership projects developed by HHP or inclusionary units that were developed with no city subsidies,” the council agenda said on Monday.With Monday’s sweep motion, the City Council also rejected four bids to provide janitorial services in city parking lots, approve a $440,000 contract with Allison Transmission Service for five years and reject bids for lubrication oil services for city fleet vehicles, and approve a $138,354 purchase order with Stryker Sales Corp. for the purchase of power lift systems needed on rescue ambulances.City staff is also recommending a one-year agreement with the city of Cudahy to exchange $110,775 of Pasadena’s general fund dollars currently dedicated for transit services for $147,700 of Cudahy’s Proposition A local return dollars to be used for Proposition A eligible transit operations, programs and projects in Pasadena.The big item was the loan agreement for the affordable unit.These two types of affordable units are subject to deed restrictions which provide the city or HHP the right of first refusal to purchase the property upon the homeowner submitting a notice of intent to sell.However, if the right of first refusal is not exercised, the homeowner may sell the property at market price in which case the city would receive an equity share of the sale proceeds but the deed restrictions would be extinguished, resulting in the loss of an affordable unit to the market.By exercising the right of first refusal to purchase, the property is preserved as affordable housing within the city’s housing stock.The City Council can approve or reject the seven items on the agenda’s consent calendar with a sweep motion. Items can be pulled for more discussion. HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyLove Astrology: 12 Types Of Boyfriends Based On Zodiac SignsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAt 9 Years Old, This Young Girl Dazzled The World Of FashionHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Top of the News Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website 29 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Government City Council Approves Loan Agreement for Affordable Unit on Monday’s Consent Calendar STAFF REPORT Published on Monday, April 26, 2021 | 5:25 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Make a comment More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News
Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Recently I saw on the news that First Lady Melania Trump is supporting a campaign against the bullying that exists today with our nation’s youth.Our young people learn from what the adults of our country deem as acceptable conduct on social and national media. Mrs. Trump should start at the dinner table with our commander-in-chief. This is a person who describes people, such as James Comey, as the “untruthable slimeball.” He’s also referred to Ted Cruz as “Lying Ted,” North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as“Rocketman,” Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary,” and too many others to name. That type of conduct is definitely not what we should be teaching our youth.Treating people with dignity and respect starts with adults teaching those values and conduct to the youth of today.Ken JonesBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:Guilderland girls’ soccer team hands BH-BL first league lossEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
Governor Wolf Hails DCNR Online Reservation Innovation for Campers, Cost Savings at State Parks Across Pa. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 18, 2016 Efficiency, GO-TIME, Press Release Wellsville, York County, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today praised the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ efforts to implement new digital technology to make reservations more accessible for visitors and made agency efforts more efficient, saving more than $100,000 a year.“DCNR’s innovative new online reservations system is an example of how technology can help us deliver better services and save precious taxpayer dollars,” Governor Wolf said. “Our state parks are some of Pennsylvania’s most beautiful assets and DCNR has succeeded in making them more accessible for all Pennsylvania’s residents.”Reservations can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2015, 194,000 reservations were made, swelling the total to more than 327,000 since the system rolled out in February 2015. More than 82 percent of advanced reservations are now made online, reducing DCNR’s incurred contractor costs for 2015 and future years.DCNR Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn today joined other state officials, Bureau of State Parks representatives and state park campers in celebrating cost-saving park reservation improvements that recently gained DCNR recognition from the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME).“Our Bureau of State Parks’ workers are justifiably proud of this distinction afforded by Gov. Wolf,” Dunn said. “Not only do these reservation improvements make for happy, better informed and served campers, they also help this department realize savings of more than $100,000 a year.”Veteran campers who have enjoyed the recent benefits of the online reservation system improvements also spoke at today’s gathering at Gifford Pinchot State Park, York County.Recognized Aug. 2 by Gov. Wolf and GO-TIME officials, Bureau of State Parks reservation improvements will ease bureau expenses by lowering software transaction costs. At the same time, the bureau has seen a marked increase in online and overall camping reservations.“The new reservation system now utilized by the Bureau of State Parks is a great example of smart savings,” said Sharon Ward, director of the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management & Efficiency. “In short, it delivers both lower costs and better service to Pennsylvanians.”Gov. Wolf has announced state agencies saved over $156 million through GO-TIME efforts such as DCNR’s, exceeding a $150 million savings goal for the 2015-16 fiscal year. More than 150 department initiatives across the state have contributed to a $156 million savings so far.“Our new reservation system was tested and vetted on all levels to ensure we were not only improving benefits to our customers, but improving park operations as well,” Dunn told the park gathering. “In addition, lower software transaction costs will save our department over $100,000 per year, over the next three years.”Veteran Pinchot State Park campers Nancy and Glenn Peck said the system changes have streamlined their efforts to stay annually at the 2,338-acre state park, graced by Pinchot Lake and its almost 350 acres.The state park reservation system can be found at http://pennsylvaniastateparks.reserveamerica.com/Details on Gifford Pinchot and Pennsylvania’s 120 other state parks can be found at www.dcnr.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.THIS timeless 1930s Queenslander has been renovated to preserve its original features while embracing contemporary flair with a range of sophisticated additions. Nestled on an 810sq m double block, the home at 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda, has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and two car spaces.The house’s traditional elegance shines through a single-gable facade highlighted by a butterfly staircase, timber balustrade, fretwork, hedging and a wraparound balcony. A decorative arched front door invites entry into the first floor, where VJ walls, polished timber floors, 3m-high ceilings and ornamental archways accentuate the residence’s grandeur. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.This level also includes a shared bathroom with a Lemurian Blue stone vanity and second bedroom with built-in wardrobe.Polished marble floors feature throughout the ground floor, including a second living room with built-in speakers. Bi-fold doors open out onto an expansive covered patio with a saltwater pool surrounded by established gardens. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.With its antique chandelier, the dining room presents a semi-formal environment matched by a nearby library featuring plantation shutters and a built-in bookshelf. Floor-to-ceiling mirrored wardrobes feature in the main bedroom, along with an original leadlight bay window and private north-facing balcony. Its well-appointed ensuite has a Lemurian Blue stone vanity and feature wall, Victoria & Albert freestanding bathtub, double shower and granite tiles. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.Designed to attract natural light and breezes through an array of windows and bi-fold doors, the house promotes year-round indoor and outdoor living. Dark granite benchtops contrast with white cabinetry in the kitchen, which also boasts high-end appliances, a tile splashback, breakfast bar and built-in rangehood. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAdjacent, a living room flows out to a wraparound timber deck that captures glimpses of the Brisbane River. 45 Ardoyne Rd, Corinda.A large laundry and family bathroom with a Villeroy & Boch bathtub are next to three bedrooms, including one with an ensuite and private entry. Multiple storage rooms, a generous workshop and two-car garage are nearby. Agent Ann-Karyn Fraser of Place New Farm said this was a flawless property that spoiled buyers with privacy, immaculate renovations and an enviable location close to the Brisbane River, restaurants, shops and prestigious schools.The home goes to auction at noon on May 18 at Level 1, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane.