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#201 apirateatheart

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 02:50 PM

While it may be nice, I do not believe that helping the Homeless is an activity that the school district is charged with, and worry that such an expenditure might have negative legal implications.


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#202 Savile Row

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Posted 18 January 2016 - 10:15 PM

Sleepy?



#203 Savile Row

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 02:46 PM

Breakfast Club Econ Watch

Is the updated,

complete agreement

for The Vital 10th Street Economic Corridor

with the utility service company on the agenda

for the city council meeting on Monday, January 25

or the one for Monday, February 1st?

This is time sensitive.

The final agreement needs to be entered into asap.

 

:popcorn:



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 03:49 PM

Schools = Educate Children

 

If schools want to spend money, spend all you

got to put more teachers in the classroom.


Edited by Sleepy, 19 January 2016 - 03:50 PM.

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#205 Savile Row

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 04:06 PM

Sleepy, , bro...the title of this thread is
"Jeffersonville: Significant Economic Impact/Job Creation, Taxes, and Capital Investment".
 
A vital economic base
is very essential to provide the taxes extracted from the plebians
to generate  the vast taxes to pay for the known concept  "Schools = Educate Children".....
 

 

Sleepy posted:
"If schools want to spend money, spend all you
got to put more teachers in the classroom."

 
 
That is very good idea "For The Children!".
Teachers are the most essential element of a school system.


Edited by Savile Row, 19 January 2016 - 04:11 PM.


#206 Hickory Huskers

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:12 AM

Schools = Educate Children

 

If schools want to spend money, spend all you

got to put more teachers in the classroom.

 

And/or increase teacher salaries to attract/retain the best teachers.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:44 AM

And/or increase teacher salaries to attract/retain the best teachers.

 

I am a firm believer in smaller class sizes.   Success will only come when we realize that it is an almost impossible task for one teacher to teach 30+ children who are at varying ability levels and expect them all to succeed.  


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#208 Savile Row

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

Breakfast Club Economics

 

Will the Vital 10th Street Economic Corridor

utility relocation agreement be on the agenda for the Monday,

January 25th, 2016, Jeffersonville City Council meeting

at the historic Quartermaster Headquarters building?

 

There doesn't seem to have been anything in the N-T about it so far.

The N-T covered the  discussion very well

about the need for action in a detailed  

article last Fall.

 

The signing

of a timely agreement

and the passing of an ordinance

by the council is important to ensure

that the City of Jeffersonville

does not loose the important KIPDA grant money.

 

Does anyone know if it will be ready by Monday, January 25th?


Edited by Savile Row, 20 January 2016 - 05:26 PM.


#209 Savile Row

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Posted 27 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

Breakfast Club Econ Development Update
$35,000,000 Gateway Development Project
Urban Infill
The mayor, the city council, and a private developer
with private placement capital investment,
are seeing the successful result

of the  hard working efforts

for the $35,000,000

Gateway Development Project.

The final agreement is to be signed very soon

at a coming Economic Development Commission meeting

 
It is located at the Southwest corner of 10th and Spring.
The drainage issues, EPA unfunded mandate improvement requirements,
lift station, and the tiling have been completed and approved.
The entire project is ahead of schedule.
 
The 10th Street/62 Vital Economic Corridor
is seeing a lot of improvement
and activity. 
 
The revitalization
of downtown Jeffersonville
has several great projects completed and others in the pipeline.
 
 
artists concept drawing:
http://www.cityofjef...eystone-TEG.pdf
:yes: :thumbsup:


Edited by Savile Row, 27 January 2016 - 12:23 PM.


#210 Savile Row

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 09:07 AM

Breakfast Club Sensational Shoe News
Nice kicks!

 

Shoe chain continues sensational growth in Jeffersonville

Jan 28, 2016

Industries & Tags Retailing & Restaurants, Logistics & Transportation

Shoe Sensation Inc., the Jeffersonville-based shoe retailer, has consolidated and expanded its distribution operations.

The News and Tribune reports that the company celebrated the move
into a 148,000-square-foot facility at America Place Business Park
in River Ridge Commerce Center yesterday.

The move consolidates three facilities that had a total of 80,000 square feet, according to the report.

The company has more than 100 locations in the Midwest and South and more than 700 employees, according to its website. It expects to grow to about 175 locations by the end of next year.

“Our business model is serving small-town America — towns of 20,000 people,” the shoe-store chain's CFO, Eddie Price, told Louisville Business First in 2014. “We want to bring branded footwear to towns where Wal-mart has come in and taken out the family shoe businesses.”
http://www.bizjourna...-growth-in.html



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Posted 29 January 2016 - 04:51 PM

Breakfast Club Econ Growth Shipping News!

 

Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville breaks shipping record for second consecutive year
Thursday, January 28, 2016
By ELIZABETH BEILMAN
208 million tons of cargo surpasses 2014 record


JEFFERSONVILLE — Yet again, the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville broke its annual shipping record last year by handling 2.8 million tons of cargo, according to a news release.

It's the second year in a row the port has reached new heights, exceeding its 2014 cargo tonnage last year by 16 percent.


"These are exceptional times at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville," Port director Scott Stewart said in a news release.

Shipments of steel in particular doubled between 2014 and 2015

partially because of increased demand in the automotive industry.

The port's 'steel campus' is home

to 12 metal processing

companies.

The port handled its second largest volume of grain in 2015. Shipments of fertilizer, oils and mineral also increased last year.

In 2015, the port saw 1,300 barges, 17,000 rail cars and 180,000 trucks.

 

It contributes more than $1.5 billion in economic activity

to the region each year

and employs 11,200 people.

"The first driver of the port's success is its ideal location on the Ohio River in metro Louisville," Stewart said. "The second driver is an unrelenting commitment

by our port companies

to business development

and continuous improvement

in producing parts and products of the highest quality."

Companies at the port ship

and receive products to and from all 50 states and 12 countries.

The port received a $10 million TIGER grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation last year that will help fund its $17 million intermodal project. Construction of the $30.4 million heavy haul road, which will connect to the port, also began last year.

Read more information:
http://www.newsandtr...5ea54b1837.html


Edited by Savile Row, 29 January 2016 - 05:18 PM.


#212 Savile Row

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 05:12 PM

Breakfast Club Econ Watch

Jeffersonville redevelopment commission looking to expand TIF district
Friday, January 29, 2016
By ELIZABETH BEILMAN


JEFFERSONVILLE — To capture more revenue from a growing local economy,

the Jeffersonville Redevelopment Commission is hoping to significantly expand one of its tax-increment finance districts.

The commission unanimously approved adding land

to its Inner City Road Economic Development Area,

just the first step in the process.


The expansion includes various pockets across Jeffersonville,

including land along both sides of Ind 62 north of Ind. 265,

the land surrounding the future heavy-haul road

and a small portion encompassing the future Gateway property at 10th and Spring streets.

"The mayor and the administration has determined that it would be in the city's best interest to make every effort possible to maximize the development in that area by investing back in the area to ensure that we have the infrastructure necessary and also any other assistance that we can provide to assist businesses," City Attorney Les Merkley said during a redevelopment commission meeting this week.

TIFs are the primary funding source for Indiana redevelopment commissions. Municipalities typically create TIF districts where economic development is occurring or expected to occur. Tax revenue generated from a TIF district is handed to redevelopment commissions to reinvest back into communities for infrastructure and other redevelopment projects.

"We might as well make sure we’re in the position to have the best development that we can and make sure that we do all this right because [Ind.] 265 and [Ind.] 62 is just another gateway into Jeffersonville," Redevelopment Director Rob Waiz said.
The largest contiguous section is in the northeast of the city, along the future heavy-haul road.
"We just foresee development, business, manufacturing companies coming in through that area," Waiz said
Read more:

http://www.newsandtr...17c340140b.html


Edited by Savile Row, 29 January 2016 - 05:24 PM.


#213 Tina

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Posted 29 January 2016 - 07:26 PM

...capturing it so that other taxing units (county, schools, etc) don't get a share of the revenue.


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#214 CityBoy

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Posted 30 January 2016 - 10:34 AM

Tax revenue generated from a TIF district is handed to redevelopment commissions to reinvest back into communities for infrastructure and other redevelopment projects.

 

Or, in the case of Charlestown, to spend over $100,000 on Christmas decorations, plus employee pay, city hall renovations, sidewalks to nowhere, cell phone service, self-serving newsletters, fancy signs, office supplies, etc., etc.  

 

Don't kid yourself, folks, TIF is a thinly disguised slush fund that opportunistic mayors are using to further their political careers.  They are getting by with this because the public has no idea how TIF is hurting our schools, libraries, and county infrastructure.


Edited by CityBoy, 30 January 2016 - 10:36 AM.

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#215 Savile Row

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:25 AM

Breakfast Club Prosperity Updates

The Jeffersonville Planning Commission approved some changes this past week
that will allow the additional implementation of the continued significant growth
in the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville and River Ridge area.
The jobs, taxation growth, and prosperity increases
will continue to surge.



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Posted 31 January 2016 - 08:48 AM

Breakfast Club Jeffersonville Econ Update

 

Heavy haul road details still up in the air
28, 2016
By ELIZABETH BEILMAN
Heavy Haul River Ridge

Excerpts:
A segment of the heavy haul road is in its first phase of construction,

with further construction coming under contract this spring.

The 2-mile stretch of road will connect Ind. 62 and Ind. 265 through River Ridge.
http://bloximages.ch...?resize=300,227

Will Wingfield,
spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation,
said consultants and designers will consider impacts
to the human and natural environment
when determining that route.
He said INDOT tries to avoid purchasing homes for projects,
though it's a possibility the heavy haul road may displace some homeowners.

(SR Breakfast Club aggregation posts discussion note:
The route is also looking at avoiding a very large, significant
Indian encampment village site that has been located by archaeologists.)


Updated timeline estimates of the complex environmental phase, which has been underway the last two years, will be complete in early 2017. Right-of-way acquisition will follow in 2017 and through 2018. The construction process will begin in 2019 and end at the end of 2020.

Federal funds are contributing to the $18.6 million segment of the road

that connects the Ind. 265/Old Salem Road  interchange to the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville,

which means the state must follow the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA

Taylor said the heavy-haul road will have pavement designed to stronger standards

that will be able to handle up to 134,000 pounds instead of the typical 80,000.

The two-lane road will have wide shoulders and a 35 mph speed limit.

It will also involve construction of a new bridge over Lenzier Creek.

In addition to the portion of the road that will go through River Ridge Commerce Center,

Section C of the project involves rail connection between the commerce center

and the port.

 

Wingfield said the project

only includes design and acquisition

of the route, with the expectation that a private rail company will build the rail connection.
http://www.newsandtr...b35887b4d9.html


 


Edited by Savile Row, 31 January 2016 - 08:51 AM.


#217 Savile Row

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:44 AM

Breakfast Club Clerk Upgrade News
 

Convenience.

Streamlined process.

User friendly.

Cost savings.

 
More excerpts:

Clark County Circuit Court No. 4 Judge Vicki Carmichael
said the good thing about being one of the first counties
was that the state footed the bill.
 

A grant from the Supreme Court
of Indiana paid for 14 scanners to be split between the clerk’s office
and the four circuit court offices
.
 

Carmichael said. “I think it’s going to be faster for the courts

in the sense that we won’t have to wait for something

to come from the clerk’s office physically.”

For filers,
whether they’re attorneys or defendants
who decided to represent themselves, Popp said there are instructions
and training opportunities to help.
Several links can be found at clarkcountyclerk.us
and Popp said her office is happy to train law firms.

“I was able to go online and they had tutorial videos
that walked you through it and I was able to do it myself,”
Wheatley said. “Honestly it’s pretty user friendly.”

Less cost

Along with more convenience, Popp said
the switch to e-filing means less costs for the county.
It’s just another result
of a more streamlined process
that Popp said the county should be proud to lead.


“We will continue to try to improve services
and we definitely think offering e-filing is improving
and opening things up,” she said.
http://www.newsandtr...8a954910ac.html


Edited by Savile Row, 31 January 2016 - 09:52 AM.


#218 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 10:36 AM

SR, didn't you already post about  this on the Clark County forum? It isn't necessary to post the same thing multiple times...and this does concern a county office, not a Jeff city office.

 

Breakfast Club Clerk Upgrade News
 

Convenience.

Streamlined process.

User friendly.

Cost savings.

 
 

 



#219 Savile Row

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:15 AM

Breakfast Club Hustling Day

GG, you are correct.

I intended this to be on the county clerk thread.

My bad.

I will copy and move it ASAP. It was to be additional information

about the clerk's improvements and I was trying to keep up

with the directions  given to poor Savile

by Grumpy Granny.

And Tina!

And Kelley!

 

Whew....

:emoticon-looney-toons-019:


Edited by Savile Row, 31 January 2016 - 11:28 AM.


#220 GrumpyGranny

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Posted 31 January 2016 - 11:30 AM

Breakfast Club Hustling Day

GG, you are correct.

I intended this to be on the clerk thread.

I will copy and move it ASAP. It was to be additional information

about the clerk's improvements and I was trying to keep up

with the directions  given to poor Savile

by Grumpy Granny.

And Tina!

And Kelley!

 

Whew....

:emoticon-looney-toons-019:

 

SR, it's all good. Tina, Kelley and I are just getting into practice...February is pick on Savile Row month. Just think of all you have to look forward to!

 

We're thinking March might be pick on woo month...


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