Monthly Archives: December 2010

Twas the week after budget season…

After an arduous debate over the passage of the city’s 2011 budget, York City Council reconvened twice this week for special sessions — a formality after the budget was adjusted from a 12.8 percent tax increase to about 11 percent … Continue reading

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City Hall closed during holiday

I walked about six blocks Thursday to City Hall from my Queen Street apartment to pay for my monthly parking tag. Every month my new tag is mailed to me, but in an effort to save a few cents on … Continue reading

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Permit fees increase — How will I be able to afford my heliport?

If you need a permit from the city of York, odds are the price just went up. York City Council approved increases to construction and operation permits as well as plan review fees during its meeting this week.    So what … Continue reading

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Check out Council President Genevieve Ray’s plan for cutting York’s budget

Members of York City Council agreed Dec.14 that they would not approve Mayor Kim Bracey’s proposed 2011 budget — and 12.8 percent tax increase — without changes, but what exactly those changes will be remains to be seen. Council President … Continue reading

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York councilwoman suggests free newspapers

York City Council suggested a new approach last week to trimming the city’s proposed budget in 2011, and this time it was directed at the reporters in the room.     Councilwoman Renee Nelson called on the York Daily Record and … Continue reading

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Check out the last historic walking tour of 2010

It’s walking tour time again. The latest offering from Downtown Inc’s historic walking tour series, scheduled for Thursday at 6 p.m., will highlight some of York’s hidden artistic features. The tour, led by JJ Sheffer and Kevin Schreiber, will take … Continue reading

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From the Franklin Files…

York resident and frequent public commenter Franklin Williams has yet to miss a budget hearing during the city’s busy fall schedule. Last week he defended the York Human Relations Commission, which faces deep cuts if York Mayor Kim Bracey’s proposed … Continue reading

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Budget townhall meeting to be held Thursday

Residents of York have another chance to voice their opinion on the proposed 2011 budget.     Mayor Kim Bracey will hold a townhall meeting at the United Way Building at 800 E. King St. Thursday starting at 10 a.m.     … Continue reading

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