The Amherst news-times, 2003-03-12, page 1
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r ' - o i , ( t co h cn x 2 hi c m w young poet is published pag amherst news-time (a comets out of tourney page 1 amherst's ralph zilch, who sorvod as fire chief for 17 years, receives a warm send-off from city council members at their march 3 meeting. captain wayne northeim was expenditures outweigh tax by jason hawk nows-timos roportor managed to fi nally adopt permanent 2003 budget its meeting, but officials monitor and collect funds on daily basis say there still work be done protect financial future. other than minor quibbling over line items, voted 7-0 the with few comments, will face tough garden project plant pretty picture support am herst downtown betterment association, gub arc spear heading an adopt-a-plantcr program in busi ness area. excitement main street designation renovations buildings, it believed real need enhance planters green spaces well. alignment successful programs cities, herst's invite local business owners "adopt" stationary front facades one year. fee $20, each planter moved directly the. participating businesses planted flowering nuals club. responsible rou tine watering weeding removal any accumulated litter. club available provide instruction advice during growing season. dependent participation succeed. ac cording maxine miller, prcsi- hail decisions following months, according auditor diane eswinc. "last year said we needed do something about appropria lions, it's no different now. haven't addressed issue, which that our re venues currently running $1.4 million under ex penses," she said. eswine told news-times also suffer sig nificant setbacks due decreased state funding. last week, announcement have been used trash dent club, "this past summer most plan tcrs were filled dead or dying plants unsightly litter, if you travel cities lorain obcrlin sec outflowing flowers. color vitality toe really helps make tliose bu sinesses them feel olive inviting," ti. (b '1 iu ill 4 mb lwirm wuma vi ywriul j "- a.' v. 'rmi kiiimi'i.i. . xni sworn safetyservice director sherrill "cookie" mcloda, serve temporary chief. revealed disbursement governments duced one-third es timating error, further eroding revenue stream. "it won't affect us immedi ately because wc oyer $400,000 carryover," "however, means' less money spend, more im portantly means carryover going into next year." part answer may rest reported $304,000 excess appropriations fund not cared properly cans some. representative prog ram visit uic weeks infor mation sign up sheet. limited number so interested encouraged' quickly. information regard ing contact claudia miller-snyder 984-3474 c-mail cliudiapinatta.com, 230. forrthc planning com mission, whicjj, eswinc claimed could bolster ailing general? fund. nort circumstances, such transfer illegal, wine would possible judge's order, has asked law ken neth. stumphauzcr examine action. "otherwise, like i've cxliausted recommendations we've given," said, al though hopes commer cial growth help heal decades church here after 20 years trenches, husband-and-wifc pas toring team take time celebrate before bending noses back proverbial grindstone. reverend dill moucr his wife, harriet, side leading family fellow ship foursquare cooper foster park rood post two decades, honored guests end-of-the-month celebration. although little bashful ab attention, moucrs proud they nurtured. "the tripled size since came, exciting see new fami lies come old families grow," bill, grew wltcn father previous minister. "i think congregation always hod depth it. tliink what lord die bring love hearts. thai's quality allowed moke difference." making difference rewarding work, mouers, whether seeing peo ples' lives change, strengthening families, helping sick individu als, people christ throughout tenure, mouers watched continue grow ar ound church. "obviously lot building host vietnam vets memorial 98 county men died war including three forgotten, especially woo site succeeds. mcmbcr-at-largc david williams fore effort convince veter ans committee build long-awaited north lake street, just south route oak point road interchange. location, appropriately, situated american legion hall constant reminder sacrifice soldiers. 10 townships submit ted proposals based veterans cent reportedly group's top consideration, budget's wounds time. "amherst brink great deal cxpansion...wc'vc talked annexation long time, possibility, expected development should give boost," those developments include relocation clovcrvalc foods proposed heritage plaza road, feature big box retailer large grocery store, among businesses. service fellowship fours quare church, rev, bill mouer are end-of-tho-month celobratlon. end sight evangelistic work. housing herst," bill. first mora public relations fundraising chair don attic. "availability accessibility factors, well offer land," application includes obtain necessary property cost mittee. attic pointed possibility annexing land adjacent beaver creek reservation mctropark advantage allow perpetual care monument. estimated between $75,000 $100,000, ihc raised $25,000 date, williams, able $45,000 in-kind donations continued 'a income infusions area fail materialize, winc govern ment forced con sider raising taxes cutting services compensate. "our 'fringe go, think, includ landscaping, core, hall. worst-case sce nario, we'll can live with- 14 torium housing, .that changed very quickly."
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-03-12|
|Date of Original||2003-03-12|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|