Thursday, June 7, 2012
Though still in negotiations, the arrangement could bring in an additional $600,000 net revenue per year.
In a move that could generate up to $600,000 in new revenue per year, the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners has authorized an agreement with Lancaster County to house up to 40 of their minimum-security prisoners. Though the per-prisoner rate is still being negotiated, Montgomery County Chief Financial Officer Uri Monson said the agreement could bring up to $350,000 in net revenue for the remainder of this year, which would help reduce the county’s remaining $3.1 million operating deficit. Monson added that the $350,000 revenue figure could nearly double over the span of a full year. “Per-year [revenue] could be not-quite double that, maybe $500,000 or $600,000, but that assumes full usage of those 40 spots on a nightly basis,” said …
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Snowed in? Decorate the trees with ice!
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Brian Rox
Sunday, February 6, 2011
These snowy weeks have made it tough to keep my kids occupied. I do not like the TV on constantly. I would much prefer doing a craft with the kids. Here is a fun craft the kids can get really into: ice cube decorations. All you need is an ice cube tray or even a small bowl. Fill up a bowl ¾ with water and have your kids add food dye to the water. Place a one-foot-long piece of string into the bowl and set it in the freezer. A few hours later the kids will have decorations they can hang on a tree. The pieces melt over time and the snow below will have a tie-dyed effect. My kids will construct these before they go to bed , so they have something to look forward to in the morning. On these frozen days, you can even leave them outside…
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
About a half-inch of ice will hit our region overnight, threatening region with downed tree limbs, power outages, and slippery roads and sidewalks
A half-inch of freezing rain may not sound like a lot, but it is enough to make everything look like ice sculptures in the morning. The precipitation threatens the area with undriveable roads, power outages and falling branches and trees. Plows and salt trucks were nearly extinct from the roadways, in preparation for the storm. You can check out the Montgomeryville-Lansdale Patch live weathercam feed at http://j-tv.me/i8JUOq. Just click "live." According to the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J., an ice storm warning is now in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday for southeast Pennsylvania in the western and northern suburbs of Philadelphia. Freezing rain could glaze up to four- to seven-tenths of an inch by 10 a.m. Heavy freezing rain…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It's sold out of snowblowers and there's some sleds left, but Wilson's Hardware and Locksmiths keeps residents ready for the snow
There's plenty of shovels hanging on the wall and bags galore of rock salt, potassium chloride and calcium chlorie on skids outside. Oh, and don't forget the toboggans and sleds behind the counter. Wilson's Hardware and Locksmiths in Lansdale has been very busy getting customers prepared and ready for the third winter wallop from Mother Nature. "We are sold out of snowblowers," said owner Joe Flyzik. "Unfortunately, once the suppliers ship the initial ones out and the backstock is sold, there's no more coming in. We are done until next fall." He said an awful lot of people pre-order snowblowers from Wilson's Hardware and Locksmiths in the beginning of the year. Wilson's had five snowblower available, and one was brought in special for a …