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The City Will Eliminate Sanitary Sewer System Overflows and Illegal Discharges

09/25/2020

WASHINGTON (September 25, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with the City of Corpus Christi to improve its sewer system, which, with more than 1,100 miles of sewer lines and more than 100 lift stations, is one of the largest sewer systems in Texas.

Under the settlement, the City has agreed to implement a comprehensive set of corrective measures and improvements to the City’s sewer system to resolve longstanding problems with sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs). An SSO occurs when sewage is released from a municipal sanitary sewer before it reaches the treatment works and can be caused by broken pipes or backups from blockages or infiltration of rainwater. The City also has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $1.136 million which

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Orleans Parish property transfers, Aug. 24-29, 2020: See a list of home and other sales | Real Estate News

Below is a compilation of properties sold in Orleans Parish from Aug. 24-29. Data is compiled from public records.

New Orleans

District 1

Canal St. 3004: $950,000, 3004 Canal LLC to Innovative Historic Restoration LLC.

Erato St. 4129: $258,000, Alexandra S. Mathis Wiggins and Robert L. Wiggins III to Jared Matthews.

Euterpe St. 1016: $264,000, Kristen Faye Westfall Minch and Spencer Barrett Minch to Robert Granville Semmes.

Gravier St. 2523: no value stated, 20176bt 128 LLC to Luis Colindres and Nury Yadira Funez Colindres.

Julia St. 1001: $999,000, David P. Vicknair to Leah Broussard Cowan and Robert Tyra Cowan.

S. Alexander St. 500-02: $45,000, New Orleans Land Holdings LLC to Philip Krause Schmidt and Randall Krause Schmidt.

S. Galvez St. 528: $225,000, Joseph Charles Ciolino to Advanta Ira Services LLC Fbo Carl Fanaro Roth Ira 8003447 and Advanta Ira Services LLC Fbo Lynn Fanaro Roth Ira 8004530.

S. Rampart St.

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Rebecca Regnier: COVID-19 inspires new ideas for homes – News – Monroe News – Monroe, Michigan

“An informal survey of my friends reveals the need for more than one office space,” Rebecca says about the work from home situation.

Has 2020 changed the way you look at your home?

A lot of people are rethinking the space they have and how to use it.

An informal survey of my friends reveals the need for more than one office space. A rethinking of “open concept.” Because now having a space to close off and soundproof walls so you can Zoom call quietly is making a lot of wish lists.

There’s always a desire for bigger kitchens, but these days it’s because we’re always in them. There’s also thought going into creative ways to use outdoor spaces during colder months.

And the need for better connectivity for school, work, and entertainment has become a need, not a want.

Experts, too, are pondering the way 2020 will impact the

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Amory aldermen approve resolutions to fund utility improvements | News

AMORY – The board of aldermen approved documents Sept. 15 presented by city attorney Sam Griffie setting the stage for raising funds through a bond for utilities work throughout Amory.

City utilities manager Mike King said after the meeting the City of Amory Electric Department is planning upgrades to the Mary Haughton and Billie Wright substations to improve electrical reliability and capacity for the entire city’s electrical system.

He continued by stating the improvements will also eliminate the 1960s-era Industrial Drive substation located alongside Puckett Drive. The entire project is anticipated to be completed within two-and-a-half years.

The improvements are to be financed through a revenue bond. The bond will be paid for with electric department revenue and will have a very minor rate impact dependent on the final amount of the bond.

Griffie’s first request was for approval of a bond engagement resolution to employ the firms of Butler

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Developers of downtown Goshen bar, restaurant get OK for renovation | News

GOSHEN — Plans to convert a former downtown bar into a new restaurant took their next step Tuesday during a meeting of the Goshen Board of Zoning Appeals.

At the meeting, board members approved a request by Roger Nafziger for a variance to allow alterations to the front and rear facades of the former White Horse bar, located at 108-110 N. Main St.

According to Nafziger, he and his wife, Laurie, purchased the former bar last summer at the urging of their son, Aaron Nafziger, who is the current owner of the Constant Spring bar in downtown Goshen.

In the months following the purchase, the family has been working to renovate and convert the property into a new, family-friendly downtown restaurant that will then be managed by Aaron.

“The name of it is going to be The Table at 108. That’s what will be on the awning, and that is

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Building 14 courtyard to undergo renovation | MIT News

The courtyard at the center of Building 14 is being renovated concurrently with Hayden Library, the MIT Libraries announced today. Longtime hopes for renovating this underutilized outdoor space have been given new life with a design concept from Kennedy & Violich Architecture (KVA), architects of the library renovation, working in collaboration with Stephen Stimson Associates Landscape Architects. Both the library and courtyard renovation projects are expected to be completed at the same time later this year.

“This is a terrific opportunity to transform a prime campus location into a beautiful, oasis-like space unlike any other on campus,” says Director of Libraries Chris Bourg. “KVA’s design makes thoughtful connections between inside and out and will provide a welcoming outdoor space for the MIT community to pause and recharge.”

“In re-imagining the future of Hayden Library, the team at KVA was very excited to rediscover the courtyard as a green space in

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School for children with disabilities back open after remodeling | Arizona News

GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A local school that works with students with developmental disabilities is now back open—after facing a multitude of challenges getting there.

Safety measures like wearing a mask or social distancing are tough but particularly difficult for someone with autism.

For people with autism, routines and schedules are relied upon to make their world comforting, But that isn’t always possible during a pandemic.

“For the last five months it’s possible their structure was kind of turned upside down,” says Michelle Stroyne, with The Children’s Center, located near 51st and Glendale avenues, in Glendale.

They are at the forefront of helping children with disabilities navigate their new world. Starting with having to wear face masks.

“Any little sensory piece like having it tug on their ears for example, that could feel like one thousand pounds,” said Stroyne

Over the summer, the school prepared parents and students for

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COVID ‘Firepower’: Britain Imposes Six-Month Curbs Against Second Wave | World News

By Guy Faulconbridge and Kate Holton

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and ordered bars and restaurants to close early to tackle a fast-spreading second wave of COVID-19 with new restrictions lasting probably six months.

After scientific warnings that deaths could soar without urgent action, Johnson stopped short of another full lockdown as he did in March, but warned that further measures could come if the disease was not suppressed.

“We reserve the right to deploy greater firepower, with significantly greater restrictions,” he told parliament following emergency meetings with ministers and leaders of the United Kingdom’s devolved governments.

Just weeks after urging people to start returning to workplaces, Johnson advised office workers to stay at home if they could. He ordered all pubs, bars, restaurants and other hospitality sites to close at 10 p.m. from Thursday with only

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Spain’s Home-Working Draft Bill to Make Employers Pay for Expenses | Investing News

MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government has agreed with unions and business leaders that employers must cover home working expenses after the coronavirus pandemic caused millions to work from their living rooms, Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias said on Tuesday.

“It was fundamental to regulate remote working to protect the rights of workers,” Iglesias said in an interview with state-owned TV channel TVE.

Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz had told him about the agreement late on Monday, he said.

Under the government’s draft proposal seen by Reuters, companies would have to bankroll all expenses employees may have when working from home, including computer equipment and furniture, while employees can ask for flexible working hours.

The benefits would only apply to employees who stay home for at least 30% of their work schedule, and employers will have the right to monitor workers’ online presence while respecting dignity and privacy, and to ask

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