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In other matters, the council will consider issuing an outdoor dining permit to 18 Below after having postponed taking a second, final vote July 3. The council took a first vote to approve the request June 5. Councilors also will consider approving a lease of land to Peter MacDonald of Ontarget Systems LLC at the city-owned Robert LaFleur airport for constructing a 44-by-44-foot aircraft hangar. The lease rate would be $350 and would increase 15 percent every five years, according to the resolution. The council will consider appropriating $3,451 in proceeds from the airport equipment public auction and $1,204 from airport fence demolition toward the replacement of an airport plow truck with equipment. The allocation of the proceeds received will alleviate the gap in funding from previously appropriated funds and the actual cost of the truck’s full replacement with proper outfitting of equipment, according to the order. A note from Airport Manager Randy Marshall to the mayor and council says the airport’s plow truck was destroyed last winter and insurance in the amount of $15,400 and the appropriation of Airport Business Park funds totaling $15,950 would not cover the cost of the replacement truck and plow equipment. A deficit of $2,683 is anticipated, according to Marshall. Councilors also will consider taking part in a cooperative purchasing program for winter road salt sponsored by the state Department of Transportation, and approving a recommendation to buy salt from New England Salt Co., of Bangor, at a unit price of $51.06 per ton, for a total of $137,862 for 2,700 tons. Amy Calder — 861-9247 [email protected] Twitter: @AmyCalder17 < Previous Four rescuers and a helicopter get hiker with broken ankle off Bigelow Mountain Next > Gardiner City Council to consider bids on mobile home park filed under: Related Stories Latest Articles Nation & World Local & State img width="250" height="250" src="https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/shutterstock_755086714-250x250.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt srcset="https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/2/2018/07/shutterstock_755086714-250x250.jpg... (ash bag contract renewal, airport truck and land lease on Waterville council agenda)
Professor Trash Wheel in 2016 and, more recently, Captain Trash Wheel June 5. While the Waterfront Partnership purchased Mr. Trash Wheel and Captain Trash Wheel, the Baltimore-based Maryland Port Administration bought Captain Trash Wheel. As the trash wheels grow in popularity, Lindquist says the partnership gets weekly emails from around the world with inquiries about trash wheel technology. “It’s only a matter of time before it starts popping up in other places,” Lindquist says. Lindquist says the most likely contender for the next trash wheel is Honolulu. He says he has given presentations to Toronto, New York City, Milwaukee and Newport Beach, California. While many places show interest in investing in trash wheel technology, Lindquist says the biggest challenge is disposing of hundreds of dumpsters of collected waste. Lindquist says the Healthy Harbor Initiative is about “engaging people in the restoration of the harbor,” and Mr. Trash Wheel has put a face to that effort. “He’s really become the mascot now for the restoration of the Baltimore Harbor,” he says. “If you care about clean water in the harbor, you know who Mr. Trash Wheel is, and you follow him on social media.” ... (ltimore trash wheel cleans harbor, engages community)
Hunt & Caraway to even submit qualifications and be considered for the work.Around the same time, a purchase order history shows the district issued a $60,000 payment to Hunt & Caraway Architects on Feb. 8 for “facilities planning and review,” for the discussion of a future bond — three days before the architect submission deadline.In the end, 28 firms submitted qualifications to be considered for the project, but Hunt & Caraway was officially selected, and the governing board approved a $180,000 contract with the firm in April.In June, the governing board approved the 2016 bond proposal, sending it to the November ballot, and district voters passed it.Normally, schools are supposed to go through the procurement process again to hire an architecture firm for the actual building design. Instead superintendent Birdwell announced that the initial review done by 1GPA was sufficient to have Hunt & Caraway stay on and design the new Hopi Elementary School.The handling of the architect selection caused parents and community members to dig deeper.They found court documents showing Hunt & Caraway Architects president Brian Robichaux had been convicted of felony theft in 1998. According to court documents, Robichaux misspent $125,653 from the Arizona Department of Transportation.Mike Norton, another of the concerned residents who came together around these issues, said he was shocked when he looked looked into Robichaux’s background.“They had been registered with 1GPA. And 1GPA represents to the public that they perform due diligence functions ... It took me about 15 seconds to find the criminal case and the conviction. This wasn't a difficult task to complete. This is actually a difficult task to ignore," said Norton.Both Hunt & Caraway and Brian Robichaux did not respond to multiple requests for comment.After Norton and others voiced their concerns, Birdwell announced in October that Robichaux had been replaced by Tamara Caraway as company president. But Hunt & Caraway’s corporate records, kept by the Arizona Corporation Commission, still list Robichaux as Hunt & Caraway’s president.img src="https://kjzz.o...
RNG). Gas produced by the Farm Powered* anaerobic digester will travel by pipeline to Middlebury College’s main power plant. Middlebury has agreed to purchase the bulk of the facility’s output. “We are constantly looking at new ways to make our energy sources more sustainable and diverse, and the digester project is a great opportunity to do that,” said David Provost, executive vice president for finance and administration at Middlebury College. “In 2016, the College reached its goal of carbon neutrality. We want to maintain that goal and keep improving on it. The digester will enable us to further decrease our use of carbon-based fuels.“The College is excited to partner with the Goodrich Family Farm, Vermont Gas, and Vanguard Renewables, a national leader in its field,” added Provost. Vanguard currently owns and operates three anaerobic digesters located in Massachusetts.Beyond the renewable energy produced by the digester, the facility will create high-quality, liquid fertilizer that will reduce the farm’s reliance on chemical fertilizers. The farm will also benefit from lower energy costs, free heat for farm use, fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and an annual lease payment for hosting the anaerobic digester facility. Located on more than 2,200 acres, the Goodrich Family Farm is a generational dairy farm with 900 milking cows. The farm is a member of the Agri-Mark Cabot Creamery Cooperative.Once it is built, the digester at the Goodrich Family Dairy Farm (pictured above) will produce the largest amount of RNG of any digester in Vermont. Photos by Todd Balfour.“The digester offers help with many of the challenges we face as farmers,” said Chase Goodrich, who is among the fourth generation of his family to operate the farm. “We want to diversify our income sources and find new ways to be environmentally friendly. Here in the Champlain Valley, we’re... (Vermont Biz)
The bill funds the recycling program by imposing a 0.5 percent tax on the purchase of electronics.The tax would be imposed by the seller on the full retail purchase price, excluding sales tax, according to the bill.“The current system, which calculates a manufacture’s cost of recycling on the weight of the devices sold in the previous year, does not effectively address technological advances, which results in modern, lighter devices being sold, while bulkier, outdated electronics are being recycled,” Alloway wrote in a co-sponsorship letter. “Because of this flaw in the current system, many citizens do not have access to facilities to adequately recycle their devices and often times are required to pay a fee.”... (Carlisle Sentinel)