GOVERNOR SIGNS HARMONY WAY BRIDGE AUTHORITY LEGISLATION

first_imglanguage is. If the Governor signs it, it means the Bill has passed. The Legislature is adjourned, so you’re not going to get it amended now.”Lora said that it could be amended at a later time. She added, “I was told that it would just be an amendment to this legislation. So the Governor will sign into law whatever is passed by the Legislature. That’ll happen very quickly. I will find out what final language was in there. Then if anyone wants to pursue an amendment, you can. “Kudos to Lora Arneberg and the Bridge Committee for a job well done!FOOTNOTE: The New Harmony Gazette is a media partner of the City County Observer.  We highly recommend that you go to their site to learn whats going on in Historical New Harmony. You also would benefit if you decided to put your business ad in this popular community newspaper. GOVERNOR SIGNS HARMONY WAY BRIDGE AUTHORITY LEGISLATION! by Dan Barton, Publisher, The New Harmony Gazette As most of you know from last month’s Gazette, House Bill 1290 creating the Harmony Way Bridge Authority, passed 77 – 0 in the Indiana House. It has now been signed by Governor Holcomb making it a done deal and the law of the land. Thanks Governor Holcomb!Lora Arneberg says to the Gazette, “We’re still working on doing a ceremonial signing for photo ops, but it has been signed. It’s a big step forward and now we’re starting to hear from the Illinois newspapers.” She thought that might be a good sign. I responded back to her, “Sounds like it could be. Everybody wants to go with a winner!”It’s time the folks in Illinois got together and pushed Springfield to get route 14 open again between the Harmony Way Bridge and Crossville, Illinois. Let’s all get behind the Bridge Committee and Authority to bring back our community connections here in Indiana and Illinois.I know it has been quite a few years ago that legislation was attempted to establish a Bridge Authority and it failed. Not this time. This is really a big deal! I admit it. I had my doubts that it would get this far. So I’m really impressed. It’s a time for dancing on the bridge, that’s for sure. Wish I could dance!“The next step in this process,” as explained by Ms. Arneberg at the March New Harmony Town Council meeting, “is to have the ownership of the Harmony Way Bridge transferred from the White County Bridge Commission to the Harmony Way Bridge Authority.” She said, “ We now have a democratically elected, independent government entity, with Commissioners elected to four year terms. It will be tax exempt and eligible for federal grants for the first time ever. Senator Jim Tomes and State Representative Wendy McNamara helped get this done quickly. So if anybody gets a chance to send a thank-you note, they should do so. Please do that.”Ms. Arneberg also stated, “The Committee and I will continue to work until all the appointments are made. Once the Bridge Authority is in place they will take over at that point.”There was then a lengthy discussion about Section 4 (b) of House Bill 1290 as it applies to dismissal and reappointments on the Bridge Authority. Council President Alvin Blaylock, Councilman David Flanders and Town Attorney Erin Bauer, were concerned about whether appointments that the New Harmony Town Council makes to the Authority could be arbitrarily removed from the Harmony Way Bridge Authority without their involvement. The language in that section seemed ambiguous to them. (You can find this House Bill by simply inputting Indiana House Bill 1290 on the internet and it is easy to find. I found it. If I can find it anyone can. Then you can read the language for yourself.)The end result of this long exchange was that Lora said she will look at the language again but that the same rule regarding removals and replacements applies to everyone, including the Governor’s appointees. The rule reads, members can be removed with or without cause, and that created some consternation with Town Council members.Town Zoning Administer and Bridge Committee Member Rod Clark, who was in the audience, volunteered that, “Irrespective, the Bill has passed. Whatever the language is, is what the FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Abilene Christian Nabs Three Gold Medals in Day-Two Action

first_img Sam Houston State 18.0 9. Lamar 16.0 Men Points Women Points New Orleans Day Two Champions Team Standings After Day Two Lamar Central Arkansas Men’s Triple Jump Chris Welch Houston Baptist 15.74m /51-7.75 37.0 2. Abilene Christian 62.0 32.0 3. Northwestern State 50.0 Women’s Heptathlon Migle Muraskaite Lamar 5,221 25.0 5. McNeese 25.0 Event Name School Distance/Time 6.    Stephen F. Austin 19.0 T7. Sam Houston State 19.0 8.    Houston Baptist 18.0 T7. Southeastern Louisiana 19.0 26.0 4. Incarnate Word 38.0 NATCHITOCHES, La. – Sam Houston State overtook the top spot in the men’s standings, while Stephen F. Austin remained atop the women’s side as eight events were finalized Saturday at Walter P. Ledet Track Complex in Natchitoches, La. Stadium records also fell throughout the day after Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hyde breezed to a 10:27.55 first-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The women’s triple jump event also provided impressive marks as four competitors toppled a previous stadium record of 40-00.0 (12.9m), before Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander earned a gold medal with a 43-02.50 (13.17m) mark.After recording 40 points on day one, Stephen F. Austin continued their dominance on the women’s side with 25 more points in day-two competition. The Ladyjacks were boosted by a second-place finish from Brittany Innis (10:42.04) and a third-place finish from Taryn Surratt (10:55.03).Abilene Christian sits three points behind SFA in the women’s standings after a 24-point performance in day two. The Wildcats grabbed a bulk of their points in the shot put as Kayla Melgar registered 10 points on a first-place 52-08.0 (16.05m) mark. Annina Brandenburg finished in third place on a 51-10.5 (15.81m) throw.Sam Houston State registered 24 points in the standings to climb up the men’s leaderboard and overtake Northwestern State at the top spot. The Bearkats were led by Michael Nichols and Aaron Akens in the shot put as the tandem combined for 12 points in the event. Nichols finished second overall with a 58-06.5-foot (17.84m) toss on his fifth of six attempts, while Akens claimed fifth-place honors on a 58-06.5 (16.83m) heave. The SHSU men have compiled 47 points through seven events.Abilene Christian also holds the second-place position in the men’s standings with 37. The Wildcats logged 16 points in the shot put Saturday afternoon. Kai Schmidt boosted the ACU men with a first-place performance after delivering a (18.55m) throw in the shot put.The third and final day of competition opens up Sunday morning at 10 a.m. CT, beginning with the men’s javelin finals event. Field events will conclude with the women’s high jump at 12:30 p.m. Running events begin at 12 p.m. with the women’s 4x100m relay. The 2019 Southland Conference Championship will conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay, set to begin at 3:35 p.m.Live video streaming of the 2019 Southland Championships will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network. Broadcasts can be found via southlanddigitalnetwork.com and on Southland Conference apps. 10. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 14.0 10. Houston Baptist 13.0 19.0 6. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 20.0 Women’s Triple Jump Sarea Alexander* Incarnate Word 13.17m / 43-2.5 Women’s Shot Put Kayla Melgar Abilene Christian 16.05m / 52-08.0 Men’s Decathlon Rodney Littlejohn Incarnate Word 7,248 Men’s 3,000m Steeple Ryan Cleary Abilene Christian 8:53.71 47.0 1. Stephen F. Austin 65.0 Abilene Christian Northwestern State 11. McNeese 12.0 11. Central Arkansas 12.0 Men’s Shot Put Kai Schmidt Abilene Christian 18.55m / 60-10.5 12. Southeastern Louisiana 6.0 T12. New Orleans 6.0 T12. Nicholls 6.0 Women’s 3,000m Steeple Gracie Hyde* Central Arkansas 10:27.55 Incarnate Wordlast_img read more