Limerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary Plan

first_imgTHE people of Limerick are being invited to attend one of a series of public consultations on a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland’s largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary.  The Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary was launched last month by Jan O’ Sullivan, TD, Minister of State for Housing & Planning and has been commissioned by a multi-agency steering group comprising Clare County Council as lead authority, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and Shannon Foynes Port Company.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The land and marine-based plan, the first of its type to be developed in Ireland, indentifies a number of strategic sites along the Estuary for future possible development in the areas of industry, tourism, energy, fishing and aquaculture and marine-related industry.Public consultations will take place at the offices of Kilrush Town Council in Co Clare on Monday 28 January, Tarbert Community Centre in Co Kerry on Tuesday 29 January, and Foynes Community Centre in Limerick on Wednesday 30 January (all times 4.30pm to 8.30pm). The events will feature presentations on the contents of the Draft Plan, while members of the public will also be able to discuss the Plan with local authority officials and representatives of the appointed consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers.Meanwhile, the SIFP for the Shannon Estuary is also on display until February 15th 2013 to give the public an opportunity to view the proposals and put forward their opinions to the appointed project consultants, RPS Consulting Engineers. To coincide with the public consultation process an amateur photography competition has also been launched. With two categories, ‘Adult’ and ‘U18’, photographs submitted can feature any aspect of the Estuary, including people, places, biodiversity, work and recreation activities. Further details may be obtained from www.shannonestuarysifp.ie.Speaking ahead of the public consultation events Cllr. Jerome Scanlan, Cathaoirleach of Limerick County Council stated: “I encourage the people of Limerick to attend the upcoming event.  The Shannon Estuary is a fragile resource that needs to be protected while it also presents huge opportunities for development that will have a positive and lasting impact on the counties that surround it. This is an ideal opportunity for people to voice their views on how best to manage this important resource.”“The Shannon Estuary and the fringe lands are key resources, and provide space and location for development, stretching from the Shannon Bridge in Limerick City, to the first bridge in Clarecastle, along the Limerick and Clare shorelines, past Foynes and Moneypoint, towards Loop Head in Clare and Kerry Head in North Kerry. By engaging with the Steering Group and appointed Consultants in the consultation process, I believe that the people of Limerick have a key role to play in the management of the Shannon Estuary to ensuring that future development takes place in a coherent and sustainable manner. I hope that many new opportunities will be afforded to the people of Limerick, and the wider region, as a result of this Plan,” the Mayor added.According to Gerry Sheeran, Senior Planner with Limerick Co. Council: “The key objective of the SIFP is to research and develop an integrated approach to facilitating economic growth and promoting environmental management within and adjacent to the Shannon Estuary. The process represents the development and implementation of first Strategic Plan for the entire Shannon Estuary including the lands immediately adjacent to the Estuary.”On completion later this year, it is anticipated that the SIFP will be incorporated, by means of Variation, into the relevant County and City Development Plans. Further consultation with the public will take place as part of that statutory Variation process.For more on the Draft Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary visit www.shannonestuarysifp.ie. Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsLimerick To Host Public Consultation On Draft Shannon Estuary PlanBy admin – January 23, 2013 802 Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articlePamela Scott stores in examinershipNext articleVardakar says Shannon has no unfair advantage adminlast_img read more

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City Council Meeting December 10, 2018

first_imgD.RESOLUTION C-2018-41 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Approving the 2019 Budget of the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, Inc. Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Notify: Joshua Armstrong, Downtown EID B.APPROVAL OF THE 2019 CITY COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE C.ORDINANCE F-2018-25 AMENDED An Ordinance of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Authorizing Transfers of Appropriations, Additional Appropriations and Repeal and Re-Appropriation of Funds for Various City Funds Sponsor(s): Weaver Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/10/2018 Notify: Russ Lloyd, Jr., City Controller R-2018-32 Attachment: XI.ADJOURNMENT IV.SPECIAL ORDERS OF THE DAY C.RESOLUTION C-2018-40 Adoption of the City of Evansville-Vanderburgh County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Sponsor(s): McGinn Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Marco DeLucio, ZWSW V.CONSENT AGENDA:  FIRST READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS R-2018-34 Attachment: A.ORDINANCE G-2018-32 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (PAST, LLC) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Bill Kramer, PAST, LLC IX.MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare E.ORDINANCE R-2018-34 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1306, 1310 and 1320 SE Second Street Petitioner: Thomas J. Keith Owner: Rathbone LP Requested Change: R3 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Thomas J. Keith, Andy Easley Engineering, Inc. G-2018-32 Attachment: D.ORDINANCE R-2018-33 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 29, 31-33  and 35 Jefferson Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: R2 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development I.INTRODUCTION B.ORDINANCE G-2018-33 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (Relaxi Taxi Co.) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/10/2018 Notify: Keith Kollker, Relaxi Taxi Co, LLC. C.ORDINANCE R-2018-32 An Ordinance to Rezone Certain Real Estate in the City of Evansville, State of Indiana, More Commonly Known as 1022 SE Second Street Petitioner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Owner: Evansville Brownfields Corp. Requested Change: C4 to C2 Ward: 4 Robinson Representative: Kelley Coures, Department of Metropolitian Development VII.REGULAR AGENDA:  SECOND READING OF ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS TAX PHASE IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS Attachment: C.TAX PHASE-IN COMPLIANCE REPORTS:  Andrea Lendy, Growth Alliance G-2018-33 Attachment: City Council MeetingDECEMBER 10, 2018 at 5:30 P.M. at  the Civic CenterAGENDAcenter_img VIII.RESOLUTION DOCKET II.APPROVAL OF MEETING MEMORANDA F-2018-25 AMENDED Attachment: C-2018-39 AMENDED Attachment: III.REPORTS AND COMMUNICATIONS D.ADDITIONAL MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS X.COMMITTEE REPORTS C-2018-41 Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2018-42 A Resolution of the Common Council of the City of Evansville Ratifying, Confirming, Authorizing and Approving an Agreement Between the City of Evansville and Fraternal Order of Police Evansville Lodge No. 73 Inc. January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2021 Sponsor(s): Elpers Discussion Led By: Finance Chair Weaver 12/17/2018 Notify: George Fithian, Administrative Services C-2018-42 Attachment: B.RESOLUTION C-2018-39 AMENDED A Resolution Approving an Agreement Concerning Legal Representation Sponsor(s): Elpers, Hayden, McGinn, Mercer, Mosby Discussion Led By: President Brinkmeyer 12/10/2018 Notify: Joshua Claybourn, City Council Attorney Agenda Attachment: R-2018-33 Attachment: A.THE NEXT MEETING of the Common Council will be Monday, December 17, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. 11-26-2018 MEMO Attachment: A.RESOLUTION C-2018-38 A Resolution Memorializing the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the City of Evansville Open Housing Ordinance Sponsor(s): Robinson, Weaver Discussion Led By: President Brinkmeyer 12/10/2018 Notify: Diane Clement-Boyd, Human Relations Commission C-2018-40 Attachment: G-2018-34 Attachment: VI.COMMITTEE REPORTS A.ORDINANCE G-2018-34 An Ordinance Granting a Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the Operation of Taxicabs for the Year 2019 (Dave’s Taxi Service) Sponsor(s): Adams Discussion Led By: A.S.D. Chair Adams 12/17/2018 Notify: David Goldblatt, Dave’s Taxi Service C-2018-38 Attachment: last_img read more

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New Recreation Program Open to Preschoolers

first_imgThe new “Little Rec’ers” program in Ocean City is open to 3- and 4-year-olds on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.The Ocean City Community Services Department has announced a new recreational playgroup program for 3- and 4-year-old preschool children called “Little Rec’ers”.The program is held at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through Memorial Day Weekend.  Preschoolers will enjoy a variety of activities including games, children’s fitness activities, swimming at the Ocean City Aquatic and Fitness Center and more.“We are excited about this new program and the flexibility it offers parents with preschoolers,” said Wendy Moyle, manager of Recreation Programs for Ocean City.  “With our Little Rec’ers ‘drop-in’ program, parents can choose the days they want to have their children participate to accommodate their busy schedules.”Registration fees are $80 for 10 sessions or $150 for 20 sessions.  Children must be three years old by October 1, 2014 and proof of age is required.Registration is available online at www.ocnj.us under Recreation Activities or in person at the Sports & Civic Center, 6th & Boardwalk or the Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.For more information, contact Kristie Fenton at 609-525-9304 or via email at [email protected]— News release from the City of Ocean Citylast_img read more

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Colombia tops 100,000 coronavirus cases, nears 3,500 deaths

first_imgColombia’s confirmed coronavirus infections tipped across the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, as the country’s quarantine measures roll on and intensive care units fill.Confirmed coronavirus cases now number 102,009, the health ministry said, 54,941 of which are active. Some 3,470 people have died.Wednesday also marked the highest-ever daily increase in confirmed cases with an uptick of 4,163. The mayor of the country’s capital Bogota said over the weekend the city should prepare for a stricter lockdown as ICUs reached 70% capacity, but ruled out tougher measures after the national government turned over hundreds of additional ventilators.Low oil prices and the lockdown, begun in March and set to last until July 15, have damaged the usually healthy economy, with businesses shuttered and unemployment soaring. The government predicts the economy will contract by 5.5% this year.Colombia has fewer confirmed cases per million people than neighbors like Chile, Peru, Panama and Brazil, according to data from Oxford University.The Colombian government says Chile, Panama and Uruguay top it in tests per million inhabitants. Colombia is doing about 15,000 tests per million residents, with a COVID-positive rate of about 16%, according to the government.  Topics :last_img read more

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