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This will result in a larger staff and we will have the ability to provide street facilities, nuisance and housing inspection coverage for the city. Also, all inspectors will receive cross-training and be designated code enforcement officers so that every officer will have the same enforcement authority. This approach will give the city greater staffing, better training, improved efficiency and allow the Buildings Department to take a proactive approach to further address life-safety issues and complaints and reduce blight.To implement this, we persuaded a recently retired senior code enforcement officer to return on a part-time basis to provide in-service training and ensure that best code enforcement practices become consistent and institutionalized.7. The inspection of all multiple dwellings for code- and life-safety compliance is a priority for us, and we plan to have each and every one inspected within the next several weeks. We have worked hard to make sure the database of our multiple dwellings is accurate and will monitor it closely. The Municity program will provide a real-time listing of multiple dwellings with a built-in tickler system, ensuring inspection and follow-up within three years. To formalize this, we will ask the City Council to amend the City Code to require inspection of multiple dwelling properties at least once every three years, irrespective of tenant occupancy or property owner changes.8. Once Municity is fully operational, we should have the ability to provide quarterly reports on the city’s website. This will enable us to promote transparency, as well as provide relevant information and announcements to the public about code enforcement. 9. As part of this effort, and not limited to multiple dwellings, we are conducting a complete review and revision of our existing policies and procedures to make sure that the operation of the Buildings Department reflects best practices. Assistant Corporation Counsel Krystina Smith has been instrumental in this effort. Our efforts will be most successful if we also review our fees and penalty structures for code violations to make sure that we are properly incentivizing good and poor landlords.Strategic fee/penalty planning should encourage landlords to take care of their property. We averaged 990 code violation prosecution filings per year from 2013 through 2017, with average annual fines of $97,290.10. We are preparing an internal Code Inspection Curriculum (based upon the Department of State training program) for in-service code enforcement officer training, which we will require for all our officers. This will be supplemented by the required annual Department of State training. Categories: Editorial, OpinionAgainst the backdrop of the Jay Street fire tragedy that claimed the lives of four people, it is important to reach out to our community to talk about changes being made in the Schenectady Buildings Department.Some of the changes are visible and some are not. Some changes will provide short-term benefits, but all will provide long-term improvement in fire safety and property maintenance inspections within the city.The basic purpose of code enforcement is to protect the health and safety of our residents. This requires more than issuing tickets and taking code violators to court.The housing stock in the city has been stressed for many years, and solving the problems will necessarily require a multi-faceted approach. There is no silver bullet. We cannot simply hire or train more code enforcement officers and think we have done our job.We have developed a plan that involves short-term goals and improvements and long-term objectives.Some of the short-term changes involve upgrading the operation of our housing code enforcement procedures, as well as structural improvements within the Buildings Department.A summary of some of these changes and improvements that we plan, or have already implemented and intend to make permanent, are as follows: 1. We hired Chris Lunn as Chief Building Inspector in September of 2017. The guidelines for his role involve transparency, professionalism and a mandate to promote the life- safety of all City residents. He brings 27 years of building trades experience and a can-do attitude to the job.2. In December 2017, we issued an executive order placing the Office of the Building Inspector and the Bureau of Code Enforcement under the direct supervision of the commissioner of public safety.Since the commissioner has supervisory authority over the police and fire departments, we can now ensure there is good coordination between these departments.3. In early January, Assistant Police Chief Jack Falvo was appointed as chief of the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo has extensive experience supervising the Field Services Bureau and brings that skill-set to the Buildings Department. Chief Falvo will help coordinate the efforts of the police, fire and buildings departments to make sure that inspections and enforcement are thorough, timely, and effective.4. The Center for Technology in Government (CTG) at the University of Albany engages in research, consulting and shared partnership projects at the local, state and federal level.We have partnered with the cities of Amsterdam and Gloversville in working with CTG and are implementing a program/protocol called Municity. This partnership will help us combat urban blight and building inspection issues with a shared-data approach, enabling us to track problem properties and owners. This new program has the potential to be a model for statewide implementation, and there is considerable work being done to make this happen.5. We have begun providing Municity training sessions for staff members. Our target is to have the program fully operational by October 2018. Municity will enable us to establish a comprehensive and trackable database of all multiple dwellings in the city, as well as closely monitor inspections and violations.6. There have been several recent significant staffing changes. We are moving three housing inspectors that were formerly assigned to other city departments over to the Buildings Department. More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation 11. As part of our long-term planning process, and because the goal of code enforcement is to upgrade the quality and life-safety of the housing and building stock, we have begun out reach to the neighborhood and landlord and tenant associations.We are fortunate that Schenectady has always been, and continues to be, a neighborhood-based city. That is one of our great strengths.It is important to recognize that there are limited resources available to us, and strategic management is a key to getting the best results.Many effective solutions to current urban issues arise from public/private working partnerships.These structural and policy improvements should enable us to significantly improve the effectiveness of our code enforcement and fire safety and property maintenance inspections in the city.The best results possible are likely to involve help and assistance from sources not usually involved in traditional code enforcement.Nineteenth-century solutions to challenges in 2018 are likely to have little chance of success.There are existing opportunities to achieve solutions to the city’s housing stock problem. We will continue to work together to make that happen.Gary R. McCarthy is the mayor of the city of Schenectady. Michael C. Eidens is the city’s public safety commissioner.
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The Sanctuary Cove residence at 6256 Spyglass Hill has sold for more than $3 million.A FORMER Gold Coast holiday house to A-list celebrities has sold in a multimillion-dollar deal that reflects its star-power status.Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Pink and Johnny Depp have reportedly stayed in the sprawling Sanctuary Cove residence, which recently changed hands for $3.26 million.The five-bedroom, six-bathroom estate hit the market in September with Hope Island Realty’s Warren and Wendy Hickey marketing it.They declined to comment on the sale.MORE NEWS: Want to become an instant millionaire?MORE NEWS: Property prices climbing againVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:31Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:31 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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(Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)The home is one of two on Spyglass Hill.The resort-style property features multiple formal and informal living areas, guest quarters and an outdoor entertainment area with a wet bar, kitchen and magnesium pool.It was used as a high-end holiday home about three years ago.Ms Hickey said when it was listed that the home’s luxury offerings and privacy attracted movie and music stars to it while they were performing or filming on the Coast.“There has been a string of celebrities who stayed there – Pink, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, I also believe Johnny Depp stayed there,” she said in September.“The size of the land, the property and elevated aspect all contribute to its very unique value proposition as a landmark Sanctuary Cove home.“This home sits at the top of Spyglass Hill, of which only two homes are located, (and) is appointed with every conceivable luxury.”It’s the epitome of modern luxury.Pink has reportedly stayed in the residence too. (Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Property records show the house last sold in 2017 for $2.86 million – a $340,000 loss on its previous $3.2 million sale price in 2016.It is one of several Gold Coast properties that have hosted prominent figures to hit the market in recent months.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe renovated Sanctuary Cove home of celebrity real estate agent and TV host Andrew Winter is up for grabs.Multiple agencies have tried their hand at penning a deal for the Selling Houses Australia and Love It or List It host’s property.Johnny Depp is also rumoured to have spent time at the house. (Photo: Patrick BAZ / National Museum of Qatar / AFP)It’s like a five-star resort.It is currently listed with an asking price between $2.95 million and $3.25 million.The former home of social media influencer and fitness guru Ashy Bines is also on the market.Ms Bines, who has a global following with 880,000 Instagram followers and 15.6 million YouTube views, recently changed agencies in a renewed push to sell the six-bedroom Broadbeach Waters house.She is calling for expressions of interest between $2.2 million and $2.4 million.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Stuff co.nz 16 September 2014Children as young as 7 are the new target for the birds-and-the-bees chat in British classrooms – but school leaders here say it is parents who need to take responsibility for sex education.The Liberal Democrats, who are part of Britain’s governing coalition, are proposing all children in state schools get lessons about sex and relationships from the age of 7.New Zealand’s Ministry of Education is reviewing sex education in the curriculum, but schools will continue to be responsible for when they decide to teach it.“Schools know their students and are best placed to decide when sensitive issues like sexuality education are covered,” deputy secretary Graham Stoop said.Patrick Walsh, principal of John Paul College in Rotorua, who has worked with the ministry on guidelines including bullying, said he believed primary school was too soon for sex education, but intermediate school principals were having to deal with sexuality issues because some 13-year-olds were sexually active with their parents’ consent.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/10501663/Lets-talk-about-sex-but-not-with-7-year-olds
Melvin J. “Dink” Roedl, 99 of Milan passed away Friday February 24, 2017 at Ripley Crossing at Milan. Dink was born in Tolono, Illinois on Monday April 6, 1917 to Rudolph and Rose (Bushue) Roedl. He married Norma Wacaster Roedl July 14, 1945 and she preceded him in death January 8, 2005. Dink served his country as a Chief Petty Officer in the Navy during WWII. After the war Dink and Norma moved to Milan where he worked at Seagrams determining tax on the alcohol as an employee of the Dept. of Treasury. He was a member of the American Legion Post 235, VFW Post 6234 of Milan, and a 72 year member of the St. Charles Catholic Church. He worked extra jobs and owned several businesses in the area over the years. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing and hunting, always having a good “fish story” to tell. Dink and Norma valued their friends who made Milan a wonderful place for them to raise their family and grow older. Dink spent the last 12 years at Ripley Crossing where he enjoyed the musical entertainment and staff. The family wishes to thank them for the exceptional care.Dink is survived by daughter Carolyn, (Richard) Shock of Batesville, Constance Stine of Phoenix, Arizona, sons Larry (Michele) Roedl of West Chester and James (Teresa) Roedl of Aurora, 6 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by wife, Norma, and grandson Michael D’Ambrosio-Roedl, and 3 brothers.Funeral Mass will be said at 3PM Friday March 3 at St. Charles Catholic Church 201 W. Ripley St. Milan with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery with full military honors by Milan American Legion Post #235. Visitation also Friday 1 until 2:45PM at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Milan Legion, St. Charles Church, or the activity fund at Ripley Crossing. Laws-Carr-Moore entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 S. Main St., 47031 (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
RelatedPosts AFCON ’92 Eagles star Ajibade Babalade is dead Nigeria plan Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Nigeria’s former U-17, U-20 goalkeeper dies at 26 Imama Amapakabo, head coach of the U23 National Team, will lead the Home-based Super Eagles, known as Eagles B, to Lome on Friday for the first leg of a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against the Sparrow Hawks coming up on Sunday. As a way of preparing the U23 boys for the 3rd U23 AFCON finals holding in Egypt from November 8 to 22, for which the team qualified after defeating Libya and Sudan in qualifiers, the Nigeria Football Federation has decided that the U23 squad, without the overseas-based professionals but with a number of home-based Trojans added, prosecute the CHAN qualifying fixture. Amapakabo’s charges have another ample pre-AFCON preparatory platform awaiting at the 2nd WAFU Cup of Nations holding in Thies, Senegal as from September 28. The Federation Togolese de Football has scheduled Sunday’s encounter for the Stade de Kegue in the country’s capital city, starting from 4pm. Also, the Confederation of African Football has selected officials from Benin Republic to superintend the match, with Adissa Abdou Raphiou Ligali as the referee. His compatriots Eric Ayimavo Ayamr Ulrich, Kodjori Sylvain Ogoudedji and Seraphin Sourou Adounsi Sourou will serve as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively. Frederick Eric Crentsil from Ghana will be the match commissioner. Nigeria finished as runners-up of the last edition of the African Nations Championship held in Morocco early last year, having also picked up the bronze medals in South Africa in 2014. Cameroon will host the 6th African Nations Championship in June 2020.Tags: African Cup of NationsImama AmapakaboNigeria Football FederationSuper Eagles B
The Gunners host the Reds at the Emirates Stadium aiming to build on the battling 2-1 win at Crystal Palace and return to winning ways at home following defeat on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season to West Ham. Arsenal beat Liverpool 4-1 in April, going on to secure third place in the table and then retain the FA Cup at Wembley. “I believe that competition is part of our job, but on the other hand you have to get the number right. “If you have too many players in the squad, it goes against competition. “If you have a certain number of players who think they never have a chance to play, you have killed something. Then if you do not have enough players, it creates too much of a comfort zone.” Wenger believes Arsenal have learnt from their shortcomings against West Ham and will not be vulnerable to the potent aerial threat of new Liverpool striker Christian Benteke. “We played a (FA) Cup final against Benteke (for Aston Villa) and we managed to deal with it. Then again, every game is a new challenge and we have to show that we can do it,” said Wenger. “Benteke he has the stature, he is good in the air, he protects the ball well in that way. “He is similar to (Arsenal striker Olivier) Giroud, they are players who live from crosses. When there are crosses in the box, both of them are dangerous.” Wenger accepts Arsenal cannot afford too many more poor displays at the Emirates Stadium if they want to mount a serious title challenge. “If you want to win the championship you need to win your home games,” he said. “It can happen that you use the odd game, but overall you need home strength.” By contrast, Brendan Rodgers has continued his rebuilding job, having seen Sterling follow star man Suarez out of Anfield when he joined Manchester City earlier this summer. While Wenger accepts losing key offensive players inevitably leaves a massive hole in the squad, the Frenchman has enough concerns of his own preparing to tackle a team which has won both of their matches so far. “Liverpool is in a position they can make their own decisions. They refused to sell us Suarez, so I cannot feel too much sympathy for them,” said Wenger, who saw the club’s £40millon+£1 bid rejected in August 2013, the Uruguay forward eventually joining Barcelona a year later. Wenger continued: “Let’s remember two years ago with Suarez, (Daniel) Sturridge and Sterling, Liverpool scored over a hundred goals, you need special quality to do that, and Sterling was part of that. “I personally rate Raheem Sterling. We will see that in the longer term.” Wenger now has plenty of forward options himself, which in itself can prove something of a headache. “It is an impossible job,” said the Arsenal manager. “I always get asked two questions – why don’t you buy more players, and how do you keep them all happy now? Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger can offer little sympathy for Liverpool having to deal with the loss of Luis Suarez and then Raheem Sterling as he looks to get his own team firing again on Monday night. Press Association
Tokyo: World number one Kento Momota said he was lifted by the crowd and can’t wait to return for the Tokyo Olympics after he sealed a home singles sweep at the Japan Open. Momota and Akane Yamaguchi gave Japan their first-ever sweep of the men’s and women’s singles titles on Sunday, raising Japanese hopes a year out from the 2020 Games. Momota, last year’s champion, has now won 10 matches in a row at the venue that will host the Olympic badminton tournament. “I felt great as I heard a lot of applause and the court is great, too,” Japan’s Daily Sports quoted the world champion as saying. “I want to play (next year) to entertain them at this venue so that I can return the favour,” he said. The win came after Momota made a second-round exit at the Indonesia Open in Jakarta as the top seed and defending champion. “I didn’t get good results last week and I wasn’t confident of a repeat,” Momota said, according to Kyodo news agency. “But so many people were rooting for me, and thanks to all of you I was able to win. I hope to keep working hard knowing that I have that support.” Momota clinched the men’s title after world number two Yamaguchi beat third-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in an all-Japanese women’s singles decider. The match lasted just 46 minutes, with 22-year-old Yamaguchi lifting her second straight trophy after last week’s Indonesia Open. “It’s the first time I’ve ever won two weeks in a row and there’s a feeling of accomplishment,” Kyodo quoted her as saying. “I had a bad feeling when we started out with long rallies. But it was good I was able to regain control of the moment and play with perseverance.” highlights Kento Momota clinched the men’s title in the Japan Open.Akane Yamaguchi beat third-ranked Nozomi Okuhara in an all-Japanese women’s singles decider.Momota has now won 10 matches in a row in Tokyo. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
While Syracuse head coach John Desko approached the stage for his postgame press conference, freshman Brendan Curry scrambled out of his coach’s usual seat.“You ever been in one of these before?” Desko asked the midfielder.“No,” Curry said through a smile.“We’ll have to teach you where to sit, then,” Desko quipped.Curry’s first press conference came moments after he assisted on No. 7 Syracuse’s (7-4, 4-0 Atlantic Coast) game-winning overtime goal against North Carolina (6-7, 0-3) in a 13-12 win on Saturday night in the Carrier Dome. About 20 minutes prior, there was no reason to believe Curry, who had zero points until the final two minutes of regulation, would be talking to the media postgame. In fact, it didn’t look like Syracuse would be celebrating a win. Then, the first-line midfielder took over, scoring the Orange’s final two goals in regulation and assisting on the overtime goal to catapult Syracuse to a regular season conference title. His three points match a career high he set earlier in the season against Duke.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He was playing more composed in the second half,” Desko said. “He really went hard to the goal and I thought he shot very well. So we were filling it with him and decided that’s who we wanted to have the ball at the end of the game.”Curry started his first game nearly a month ago against Rutgers and has been a mainstay on the first line since. In the five games he had started in prior to Saturday, Curry tallied six points, including his three-point performance against then-No. 3 Duke. Many of those points came because of Curry’s speed, something both his teammates and coaches have highlighted throughout the season.Early in the first quarter Saturday, Curry had the ball at his sweet spot. From the top of the restraining box, Curry looked down his defender while taking a few short choppy steps. With a burst of speed, he darted down the right sideline, gaining steps on his defender along the way. But UNC’s goalkeeper Alex Bassil made an easy save on what Desko called postgame a “flat” shot.Curry wouldn’t shoot again for nearly 50 minutes. For SU, it was worth the wait. Trailing by two goals with under two minutes to play, Curry had the ball up near midfield. With 15 yards of open field in front of him, he took off. Brendan Bomberry set a pick on Curry’s defender, and Curry took advantage, cutting slightly to his right and facing little pressure from a UNC defense that was slow to slide to Curry.Running down the right side alley, Curry slung a shot just like he had in the first quarter. This one had more mustard on it, though, and Curry pinned it to the top left of the cage. After the goal, he let out a subtle fist pump, hugged junior attack Nate Solomon and nodded his head as if to show more was coming.“I knew I was going to get the shorty, I got it most of the game,” Curry said. “They weren’t really sliding to me much, so I kind of took that extra step and took couple a more shots than I usually would’ve.”Less than a minute later, Curry caught a pass out by the numbers at the 20-yard line. Curry hopped twice preparing to challenge short-stick defender Cole Haverty who was guarding him. Once sprinting, Curry briefly carried his stick with his one-hand while sneaking by Haverty. When Curry ran past Haverty, no UNC defender slid fast enough, allowing Curry to put his left hand back on the shaft and rip a goal to the bottom right of the cage.Curry fist-pumped once more, but this one was more emphatic. He held his legs in a wide, proud stance, and let out a roar as teammates swarmed him.“We just didn’t slide,” North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi said. “Curry’s a speedster, he got separation and you know he was outside the hashmarks. It was one of those things where it was a judgment call with the clear through guy and he didn’t slide.”In overtime, UNC kept a short stick on Curry. The high school attack turned college midfielder spun his stick and played with his pace of jog while running alongside UNC defender Cam Macri. This time the slide came too quickly, Breschi said.Tar Heels defender Michael Nathan left his post on the crease to help with a streaking Curry, who immediately fed a pass to where Nathan was just standing. Bomberry caught the pass and shot in one fluid motion. As the ball sank into the nylon of the net, Curry held both arms up in celebration before chest bumping with Tucker Dordevic.Curry then ran to the corner and tackled Bomberry. His teammates joined in on the moshpit near the football end zone, piling on top of Curry.“At this point in the season I try and think of myself not really as a freshman anymore,” Curry said, “I mean we’ve all played the same amount this season. Just to get my confidence is a big thing and just being confident throughout the stretch… It was just really fun being out there.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 14, 2018 at 8:24 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org | @Schafer_44