Friday, January 21, 2011

More NS millage links

On February 22, 2011, the City of Norton Shores will have a special election for a Fire and Police Millage.  This millage would allow City Council to levy up to 2 mills for 10 years. 
The millage would provide funds specifically for Fire and Police Services. 
Please see attached items for more information.

http://tinyurl.com/46gxdmj

Norton Shores union contract links

http://tinyurl.com/4ds2mbx

Read them and give me some feedback!

United States Senate election in Michigan, 2012

United States Senate election in Michigan, 2012 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The 2012 Michigan United States Senate election will be held on November 6, 2012"

Interesting that I just got a robo-call poll asking about who I'd support from these:

Hoekstra
Land
Anuzis
Laulieitte

I'm a delegate to the GOP state convention.

I've never heard of Tim Lauliette.

Should be interesting!

Bonus Payments to City Retirees Are Drawing Ire

Bonus Payments to City Retirees Are Drawing Ire - NYTimes.com
"As San Francisco struggles under ballooning pension and health care costs, the city’s retirees will receive unexpected cost-of-living bonuses totaling $170 million. The city’s anticipated budget deficit for the coming year is $360 million."

Not really a Muskegon issue but our county does give Christmas bonuses to most employees.

Do we really need bonuses when we're broke?

theblogprof: “Together We Thrive” metastasizing in Arizona

theblogprof: “Together We Thrive” metastasizing in Arizona

Of all the Irish Bars I ever loved before, Hennessy's of Muskegon Michigan has made the list. - wanderingwilbo's posterous

Of all the Irish Bars I ever loved before, Hennessy's of Muskegon Michigan has made the list. - wanderingwilbo's posterous
"Hennessy's Pub in Muskegon's Cheesetown"

I attended Hennessy's last night and it was a good experience.
2nd day jitters ought to be worked out shortly.

Very well done inside with the "Pub" in the back.

Lot's of Irish beers and promises of Irish music on weekends and maybe during some weekdays.

The owners are the same who own the Little Caesars pizza joints locally so their non compete clause prohibits them from serving pizza.

But this is Irish food central for Muskegon and the menu looks great.

It's downtown across from Carmen's Cafe in the old G&L Hotdogs building.

With rumors of MAC problems (Totally rumors!) Hennessy's may be the new Visconte's of old for the county building/lawyer set.

See you there!

Muskegon bar sells $1 million lottery ticket; winner unknown

Muskegon bar sells $1 million lottery ticket; winner unknown MLive.com
"Someone in Muskegon is $1 million richer today, according to the Michigan Lottery."

Funny story.
A few days ago I called the Muskegon County Administrator's office to try to find the county union contracts on the county web site.
I spoke to a nice woman, Lisa, who told me they were working on getting them online and she would get back with me in a few days.


Yesterday I mentioned my quest to a commissioner and was told that "Lisa" was Lisa Chalko who just won $1 million dollars and was on her way to Lansing to pick up her check.

Lisa's not answering her work phone today.

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