Mason City council to discuss slight hike in water, sewer, sanitation rates

first_imgMASON CITY — The City Council in Mason City tonight will consider the first of three readings of an ordinance that would increase rates for water, sewer, storm sewer and sanitation services.Finance Director Kevin Jacobson in a memo to the council says the council approved during the fiscal year 2019-20 budget session an increase in the monthly rates to help fund capital projects and for the Sanitation Department to build funds for vehicle replacements in future fiscal years.Jacobson says the water rate increase for a homeowner who averages 500 cubic feet of monthly use would be about $1.19 per month. The sewer rate increase would be about 43 cents per month for the same homeowner. The storm sewer rate increase would be $1 per month over existing rates. The sanitation rate increase will be an additional 55 cents per month, raising the rate from $11.10 to $11.65 per month starting in July.The council meets tonight at 7 o’clock in the Mason City Room of the Public Library.last_img read more

Rohit Sharma appointed as the brand ambassador of LaLiga

first_imgAdvertisement 49olNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs41jxWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Er9( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) uhd1Would you ever consider trying this?😱fCan your students do this? 🌚7gmkrRoller skating! Powered by Firework Explosive India opener and football aficionado, Rohit Sharma, has joined hands with LaLiga – Spain’s top division football league as its brand ambassador in India. He is the first non-footballer in the history of the league to have signed the dotted line with them. Rohit comes on-board following a series of major initiatives by LaLiga in India since 2017. #LaLiga #RohitSharma #EPLAdvertisement Advertisementlast_img

Tomas Hertl explains game-winning shot: “If you don’t try, you never know”

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceLAS VEGAS — Tomas Hertl figured he’d take a chance.Skating through the neutral zone after taking a pass from Marc-Edouard Vlasic while the Sharks were killing a penalty in the second overtime, Hertl carried the puck over the blue line, dusted it off and beat goalie Marc-Andre Fleury with a wrist shot on the short side from the top of the circle.“When I first get (the puck), I was already a little bit tired. I was …last_img

Minister Sisulu’s statement on South Africa’s vote on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

first_imgMinister Sisulu’s statement on South Africa’s vote on the situation of human rights in MyanmarAs part of the review of South Africa’s Foreign Policy, the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Lindiwe Sisulu, is considering guidelines that will inform South Africa’s voting in various multilateral fora as South Africa’s prepares to assume its non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2019-2020. These guidelines will also apply in other key political and technical agencies such as the Human Rights Council in Geneva and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague.These guidelines were discussed extensively at the recently concluded Heads of Mission Conference and are underpinned by the values and principles of South Africa’s Constitution and its national interests. In this regard, the Minister will in due course give a voting directive to the South African delegation in New York pertaining to the situation of human rights in Myanmar, ahead of the upcoming Plenary of the United Nations General Assembly  (UNGA)  in December 2018.South Africa expresses its deep concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in Myanmar and calls for an end to the human suffering experienced by the Rohingya people. South Africa has consistently condemned human rights violations in Myanmar,  including at the recent Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers meeting held in Durban.The Ministerial voting directive will supersede the South African vote that was cast on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 3rd Committee of the UNGA that took place on the 16th of November 2018.South Africa remains on guard at all times to ensure that votes on country-specific human rights resolutions are not used to engage in regime changes and destabilize countries.Enquiries: Ndivhuwo Mabaya, 083 645 7838, [email protected] BY THE DEPARTMENT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND COOPERATIONlast_img read more