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Boulder City will close city hall, other changes due to Nevada ‘pause’

BOULDER CITY (KTNV) — Starting Dec. 2 Boulder City offices will close to the public, in a similar manner as in March 2020.

RELATED: 3-week ‘pause’ restrictions in Nevada take effect Tuesday

The following changes will take place:

  • City Council, Committee, and Commission meetings will be live-streamed only (residents still have opportunities to provide input via email, online form, or call-in; see www.bcnv.org/Council for details)
  • The public will still be able to use windows to conduct business and submit payments, permits, etc.
  • Residents can drop items off at the front door security desk of City Hall
  • Events with more than 50 participants must be canceled
  • For Parks and Recreation activities that are allowed, participants and observers would need to follow State directives regarding occupancy and wear a mask

“We continue to take action to protect our businesses and residents and follow the guidance of the State and Governor, who are

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  • November 25, 2020
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The Blackguards of Charlatan” is a faced-paced crime story pitting one man against the corruption of a decaying city

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D. Joseph Ziders, a resident of Buffalo, New York who graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2007 with a degree in Geographical Information Systems, has published his new book “Jeremiah Revel: The Blackguards of Charlatan”: an action-packed and compelling literary debut.

Jeremiah Revel wanted to be just like his father—a proud member of the City Police Force. However, the corruption and deceit that infected the decaying city is too much for an honest man to take. He is forced to return his badge and make a living as a private investigator. However, he and his misfit group of friends take on a case that will uncloak the dangerous mysteries surrounding the criminal underworld known as the Harvest Union.

Being a man full of so much love and so much anger, Jeremiah Revel struggles to understand whether he is the hero, or slowly

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  • November 25, 2020
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Amazon delivery tax? Ground shipping fees proposed in City Council

Chicagoans who have flooded Amazon and other online retailers with orders during the pandemic to avoid in-person shopping trips would pay for the privilege of that convenience under a “ground delivery tax” proposed Monday.

Ald. Patrick Daley Thompson (11th), grandson and nephew of Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, wants to impose a $1.25 tax on packages with a “cumulative weight of 50 lbs. or less” and $2.50 for packages tipping the scales at more than 50 lbs.

Packages contained “prepared food for immediate human consumption” would be exempt. So would packages containing “solely prescription and non-prescription medicines, drugs and medical appliances including, but not limited to tampons and sanitary napkins, insulin, urine testing materials, syringes and needles used by diabetics.”

To avoid a collections nightmare, the ordinance states: “It shall be the duty of each seller of tangible personal property sold at retail and delivered to a location within the city

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  • November 23, 2020
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City of Palms Park could be future home of amateur sports complex

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Fort Myers officials want to study whether City of Palm Parks could be turned into an amateur multi-sports complex. 

Lee County, which owns the the former spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, is set to demolish the 27-year-old park before turning over the land to the city.

The land is part of the city’s redevelopment efforts in Midtown, a 240-acre area bounded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to the north, Edison Avenue to the south, Cleveland Avenue to the west and Evans Avenue to the east.

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A cyclist moves past the The City of Palms in downtown Fort Myers on Wednesday May, 22, 2019. It is in the heart of mid town.  (Photo: Andrew West/The News-Press)

Fort Myers Ward 5 Councilman Fred Burson discussed the park at a city meeting last week, asking the city

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  • November 23, 2020
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Dayton City Hall closes; more employees to work remotely

Security guard at City Hall, Lilith York checks the temperature of Lisa Antrican as she enters the building on Ludlow St. to pay her water bill Thursday October 1, 2020.

Security guard at City Hall, Lilith York checks the temperature of Lisa Antrican as she enters the building on Ludlow St. to pay her water bill Thursday October 1, 2020.

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City departments were instructed to grant permission for remote work to employees who can perform their job remotely, city officials said, and the city will continue sanitation and social distancing measures at all work spaces.

Earlier this week, Public Health announced a stay-at-home advisory asking Dayton and Montgomery County residents to stay at home as much as possible to reduce the spread of coronavirus. The advisory, which is not an order and will not be enforced, started Thursday and continues through Dec. 17.

The advisory overlaps with a 21-day statewide curfew issued by Gov. Mike DeWine. Starting Thursday, Ohioans should stay home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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Also starting Monday, payment centers will

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  • November 21, 2020
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Salt Lake City prepares for major reconstruction on section of 300 West

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City is almost ready to break ground on a major reconstruction of 300 West, between 900 South and 2100 South, that will make the corridor more friendly to bikes and pedestrians while adding some green space to the route.

The reconstruction will include replacing pavement and adding new sections of sidewalk, as well as bike lanes, crosswalks and park strips to separate bikes and pedestrians from vehicle traffic.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring or summer of 2021 and last through 2023.

Will Becker, a transportation planner with Salt Lake City, said the section of road is “in major need of replacing.”

The project will be primarily financed through the 2018 voter-approved Funding Our Future bond, which is being used for critical needs throughout the city. When planning Funding Our Future-financed projects, Becker said, “We’re really looking to not just put

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  • November 20, 2020
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Dayton to close city buildings to public, urges residents to stay home

The advisory overlaps with a 21-day statewide curfew issued by Gov. Mike DeWine. Starting Thursday, Ohioans should stay home from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Also starting Monday, payment centers will be closed. Residents can make city utility payments by phone, online, via mail or at any CVS or Family Dollar stores. The city is pausing routine fire and interior housing inspections as well.

ExploreMontgomery County stay-at-home advisory: Read the full resolution

Dayton police, fire and emergency services will continue, but the departments are adjusting their operations.

The city’s customer service line, 937-333-4800, will continue to take calls from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For a full list of services and ways to contact the city, visit daytonohio.gov/Update2020.

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  • November 19, 2020
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Las Cruces city parks closed, temperature checks at city hall

From Staff Reports, Las Cruces Sun-News
Published 11:59 a.m. MT Nov. 15, 2020

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The city of Las Cruces announced that beginning Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, all city parks will be closed, including the skate park, shooting range, tennis and pickleball courts, and dog park (Photo: Courtesy: Las Cruces Police Department)

LAS CRUCES – The city will be making some changes in services in response to the state’s revised public health order that goes into effect Monday, Nov. 16.  

Beginning Monday, employees and visitors entering Las Cruces City Hall will encounter temperature checks and screening questions they must answer. Employees will be required to enter through the main lobby from the back door. Visitors must enter through the front door only. If a person has a temperature of more than 100 degrees, they will not be allowed in the building. 

All city parks will be closed, including the skate park,

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  • November 15, 2020
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Job diary: I’m a high-end real estate agent in Park City, Utah

  • Liza Story is a 36-year-old realtor in Park City, Utah — a 40-minute drive from Salt Lake City — where the real estate market is hot.
  • During the pandemic, she’s noticed a barrage of buyers fleeing California to escape wildfires and city lockdowns; people who can now do their jobs from anywhere want to live in the mountains. 
  • Park City is an easy sell, given its beautiful location, small-town vibe, and luxury ski resort amenities.
  • She’s sold six homes in the last six weeks, ranging from $450,000 to $1.7 million in price, and says that construction in the area can’t keep up with the demand.
  • This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Amber Gibson.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

I grew up in Park City, Utah, so I consider myself a true local. It’s still a small town, with less than 9,000 residents,

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  • November 14, 2020
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City of Muscatine announces public restrictions in place at City Hall

MUSCATINE, Iowa (KWQC) – City officials in Muscatine announced there will be restrictions to the public in place at City Hall. This will begin on Monday, Nov. 16.

The Muscatine City Administrator, Carol Webb, said the offices for Community Development and Housing at Muscatine City Hall on the second floor will be closed to the public.

Earlier, Webb had announced all staff and visitors to Muscatine City Hall would be required to wear a mask while inside the building. Additional measures are being implemented to help protect the staff and public.

“With the surge in cases of coronavirus we felt it was time to implement these measures to help slow the spread, and preserve the health of our staff and visiting public,” Webb said. “We want to make sure that all the services we provide will continue without interruption, but the health of our employees and visitors is our top

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  • November 14, 2020