Archive: December, 2014


How many bars are too many?

City Council meeting Tuesday, December 16, 7:00 p.m., Civic Center Room 108 Televised on cable Channel 16,  streamed on City site The agenda for tonight’s Council meeting is available on-line. For quite some time Council has been hearing and responding to requests to update our liquor code. Two revisions will be taken up tonight: Whether to […]

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Mayoral challenge resolved

I’m glad to learn that the challenge to Mike Henry’s legal residency has been resolved in his favor. This decision will lay to rest any rumors concerning his residence in Carbondale. As I have consistently said, Carbondale voters need a choice. I look forward to this campaign for Mayor of Carbondale. I expect as the […]

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Next Century Gigabit City

email newsletter sent 12/10/14 For the past several months, I’ve initiated and participated in meetings with Steve Mitchell of ConnectSI, Frontier, City Staff, and DAC members to move forward with making Carbondale a “Next Century City” and to create a Downtown wireless system. Frontier’s and Clearwave Communications’ fiberoptic networks are developing Carbondale’s fiberoptic capacity – […]

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Stormwater run-off – mitigate or ignore?

City Council meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. If you have driven east on Walnut Street you have undoubtedly observed the very welcome razing of the apartment complex in the 900 block of East Walnut. Council rezoned the property to Secondary Business, in anticipation of Heartland Women’s Healthcare building a new facility, along with some retail […]

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