The State Pension ‘triple lock’ is under threat! This is what I’d do to retire in comfort

first_imgThe State Pension ‘triple lock’ is under threat! This is what I’d do to retire in comfort Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you worried about the future of the State Pension? A leaked Treasury report just seen by the Daily Telegraph suggests that you probably should be getting nervous. It suggests that pensioner benefits could come under attack as the government struggles with the costs of the coronvirus outbreak.Along with tax increases and a cut to public spending, an end to the ‘triple lock’ protection for pensioners has apparently been looked at by 11 Downing Street, the report suggests. It goes on to say that it is “now likely to become necessary” for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to dump at least one of the Tories’ pledges to persist with the triple lock mechanism and to not raise taxes.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…State Pension stressThe future of the triple lock was coming under increasing scrutiny long before the Covid-19 crisis emerged, a reflection of the financial strain lawmakers face because of a rapidly ageing population.It now seems that the tool – which guarantees to raise the basic State Pension by 2.5%, the rate of inflation, or average earnings growth, whichever is highest – could finally be going the way of the dodo. That leaked report suggests that scrapping the lock would save the government around £8bn a year.I don’t know about you but the news sends a fresh shiver down my spine. Britons have to wait longer and longer before they can retire and claim the State Pension due to recent rule changes. The possible axing of the triple lock raises the possibility that benefits will be meagre at best once one becomes eligible, too. Pensioners are already struggling with poverty in greater numbers. I dread to think of what government support elderly citizens can expect to receive 10, 20, or 30 years from now.Get busy!It’s clear that just relying on the State Pension to support you in your autumn years is extremely risky business. It’s not a gamble that I myself am prepared to make. This is why I’ve built an investment portfolio of great growth and dividend stocks to help finance my retirement.The recent volatility in financial markets is discouraging many investors from either starting or continuing to build up their own retirement funds. This is a mistake. It’s possible that more choppiness could be around the corner as the economic impact of Covid-19 becomes fully apparent. But over the space of many years it’s likely that these frantic share price changes won’t make a huge dent in total returns. In fact, recent share price drops provide some excellent buying opportunities for investors.Retire in comfortStudies show that the average long-term investor tends to make an annual return of at least 8% a year. This even takes into account periods of high volatility like these. Based on this projection, someone who invests £250 each and every month in stocks and shares can expect to make a handsome little (or should that be big?) nest egg of around £230,000 over 25 years.This fresh threat to the State Pension is clearly worrying news. But it need not be the precursor to a catastrophe. With a little forward planning it’s still possible for British citizens to retire in comfort. See all posts by Royston Wild I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies / idA

first_img Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies / idA Architects: idA Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Photographs:  Valentin Jeck Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area:  680 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Zürich, Switzerland Manufacturers: Tuchschmid, Brümmer Zimmerei AG, K. Machaz SpenglereiSteel Construction:Tuchschmid AGCity:ZürichCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Valentin JeckRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. The living and business house was built in 1893 and accommodates six 3.5-room apartments, an art gallery in the ground floor and a motorcycle workshop in the basement.Save this picture!© Valentin JeckThe dwelling levels are fully refurbished. The formerly North and street orientated living-/dining room is now facing the quiet south. The floor plan, which was divided into small sections with entrée, bathroom and kitchen, is now dissolved. A new infrastructure box with bathroom and kitchen is added and is spliting the loft like room in entrance, living and dining area.Save this picture!© Valentin JeckReconditioning the inside and facade of the townhouse on one hand, furthermore adding private outside spaces is revaluating the plot.Save this picture!DetailSave this picture!DetailThe Space between House number 47 and 45 is filled with a steel structure, which offers space for generous terraces for both neighbouring houses. The Volume is orientated at the street accompanied row houses, which already exist in the quarter. The new structure mimes a house, which is not allowed to be build – cause the two plots are already fully used.Save this picture!© Valentin JeckIn theory the structure is supposed to be used temporary as outside space and in case of redensification it will be developed into flats.Save this picture!© Valentin JeckSave this picture!© Valentin JeckBalconies are mounted across the community centre of Wipkingen towards the East. They are reserved in their expression and are orientating themselves on the existing outside spaces along the Ampère Street.Save this picture!© Valentin JeckProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Top Architecture Résumé/CV DesignsArticlesEncounters in Optimism: Utopia in a Finite WorldLecture Series Share Photographs 2016center_img Switzerland Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies / idASave this projectSaveReconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies / idA Save this picture!© Valentin Jeck+ 30 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses CopyAbout this officeidAOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationZurichZürichSwitzerlandPublished on August 17, 2016Cite: “Reconstruction of a Townhouse with New Steel Balconies / idA” 17 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?植入钢结构阳台的别墅改造 / idA是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

JAGTAG offers wider mobile audience to charities than QR codes

first_imgJAGTAG offers wider mobile audience to charities than QR codes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Launched today, JAGTAGS is a 2D barcode technology designed to enable charities to accept mobile donations anywhere in the world, and from a wider audience than that which can donate using QR codes.JAGTAGS allows the user to make a mobile donation to the charity of their choice by taking a photo of the ‘JAGTAG’ on their phone and sending this by MMS to the designated number. This then triggers a £3 donation to the chosen charity, which receives 85% of the donation, deducted from the phone user’s bill. There is no set up or monthly fee for the charity.The system is being piloted by The Sick Children’s Trust, a charity which provides free, ‘Home from Home’ accommodation for families whose children are seriously ill in hospital.Claudette Watson, Chief Executive for The Sick Children’s Trust, said: “We wanted to reach out to a younger audience and make them aware of the work we do. JAGTAGS is an innovative and easy way for them to fundraise for us”.The older 2D barcodes, QR codes, have been around since 2002. They utilise the camera in smart mobile phones to connect printed codes to the mobile web by scanning the barcode so people can instantly request and receive information, and in some cases make a donation. However, currently, this can only be done via a smartphone, which accounts for just 25% of mobile phone owners in the UK.The JAGTAG technology allows 2D barcode interactivity from any camera phone, without the need for a reader download or web connection. It has already been used in campaigns in the USA for Nike, Red Bull and Sports Illustrated magazine.Martin Copus, UK-based Business Development Partner, International at JAGTAG Inc said: “Although mobile giving is not a new concept, JAGTAG doesn’t have the limitations of current mobile 2D barcodes, which is especially important in the third sector for a charity like The Sick Children’s Trust, who won’t want to miss out on the possibility of a donation, just because their supporter doesn’t have the right type of phone.“The image of a JAGTAG is visually more exciting than an SMS call-to-action, so we hope this will draw the attention of donors that wouldn’t usually think to support the charity.“A JAGTAG can be printed or published in any visual medium (posters, leaflets, websites, TV etc), so the possibilities of marketing with the technology are limitless. In the future, we will be looking to roll out JAGTAG to deliver video content, voting, or entering a competition”.You can try out the JAGTAG and donate to The Sick Children’s Trust by taking a picture of this JAGTAG with your mobile and sending it to Tagged with: Digital mobile QR Codes Howard Lake | 27 January 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Dow says Farmers Eager to begin Enlist System

first_img Full speed ahead for Enlist cornDow AgroScience’s Enlist corn has been cleared for takeoff, and Thursday company officials said farmer requests are already coming in. Sales in the U.S and Canada are set for later this year for the 2018 growing season after China approved corn imports with the Enlist trait. John Chase with Dow says it has been a great week since the announcement.“This means for the 2018 season we have a fully enabled system,” he told HAT. “We have the herbicide and now we have the trait approved for import into China, so we are going to be commercial next year. Our brands will be selling corn with the Enlist trait beginning later this summer, so in our Mycogen brand, Brodbeck, Dairyland, Pfister, Prairie Brand, they’re going to have this trait available as part of the offering.”Chase is the U.S. commercial lead for Enlist.SmartStax® Enlist and PowerCore® Enlist hybrids used with Enlist Duo® companion herbicide give growers a leg up on hard to control weeds and weeds resistant to glyphosate. Enlist Duo is Dow’s “proprietary blend of glyphosate and our new 2,4-D choline. This product is designed to land and stay on target with near zero volatility, reduced drift, low odor, and it is getting just incredible marks for the efficacy on weeds. It’s taking weeds out this year and growers are very happy with that.”Chase explains their Colex-D® technology gives farmers and neighbors confidence when the sprayer goes to the field.“That is the science that goes into this formulation, so it’s not just two active ingredients put together. It’s two active ingredients with this formulation technology that offers reduced volatility of 96 percent compared to a traditional mix of glyphosate and 2,4-D, 90 percent reduction of drift when using the right nozzles. Half of that drift reduction comes from the nozzle, but half comes from the formulation itself.”With the proper nozzles and boom height Enlist Duo will stay on-target.Enlist technology will also be licensed to other seed companies. Dow AgroSciences is also ready for full commercialization of Enlist soybeans and Enlist E3™ soybeans. That will have to wait for final import approval from both the EU and China. By Andy Eubank – Jun 22, 2017 Dow says Farmers Eager to begin Enlist System Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Dow says Farmers Eager to begin Enlist System Previous articleIndiana FFA Recognizes Honorary Degree and Distinguished Service RecipientsNext articleWeather Becoming Less Stressful Andy Eubanklast_img read more

Farmer to Farmer Communication Can Help in Dicamba System Success

first_img Previous articleLivestock Haulers Get Waiver From ELDs RegulationNext articleHoosiers Harvesting Corn at Thanksgiving Andy Eubank SHARE Farmer to Farmer Communication Can Help in Dicamba System Success Home Indiana Agriculture News Farmer to Farmer Communication Can Help in Dicamba System Success creating-dicamba-success-storiesWhat is the future of dicamba after a first-year rollout and drift damage that followed? University of Missouri weed scientist, Dr. Kevin Bradley says there’s never been a problem like this in U.S. agriculture and the damage done this past growing season was significant.“I think that we all recognize that there’s way more that actually happens that isn’t turned in to the departments of agriculture, and so we felt like we wanted to capture that,” Bradley said. “Somewhere around 3.5-3.6 million acres is what the damage totals in 2017.”While physical drift of the product itself has been a problem, improper tank cleaning has also been found to be an issue. It doesn’t take much leftover dicamba in the tank to do crop damage.Temperature inversions with a volatile product can cause drift, and Bradley says there shouldn’t be any more night time spraying of dicamba, which is part of the new label requirements.Jay Magnussen is a farmer and full-time agronomist in northwest Iowa. He says dicamba is not an easy product to use correctly. As an agronomist, he doesn’t want to spend time next summer walking through damaged fields. One way to move forward in the dicamba debate is communication between farmers.“Like Roundup we’re not going to have all the fields in the neighborhoods be Roundup, so we can pretty much just let it spray everywhere. We’re going to have to watch because we’re going to have conventional beans, we’re going to have Liberty beans. We’re going to have four different technologies that we have to be aware of and watch out for our neighbors. Here in northwest Iowa we had a really good adaptation to flagging our fields. There were four different types of flags that were put next to fields so that we could have farmers and their neighbors talk to each other and know what was planted in the fields before making a post application to control our weeds.”It’s important for applicators to remember the new dicamba herbicide label requirements include training before the next spraying season begins.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Nov 21, 2017 last_img read more

La Cañada Presbyterian Church: 2012 Men’s Retreat “Give Me a Break!” March 30

first_img Business News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Faith & Religion News La Cañada Presbyterian Church: 2012 Men’s Retreat “Give Me a Break!” March 30 Article and Photo courtesy of La Cañada Presbyterian Church Published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 | 10:34 pm 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Community Newscenter_img Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Herbeauty10 Ways To Get Into Shape You’ve Never Tried BeforeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Beach, golf, bike riding, or just taking a nap. It’s waiting for men at the Pierpont Inn in Ventura. Far enough away to get away. Close enough to get there Friday evening.But it’s not just the fun. It’s the nourishment of everyone’s spirit needs. Rev. Dan Baumgartner, Senior Pastor of Hollywood Presbyterian Church, will help attendees open themselves to God, along with the guys who are there to share their stories and lives together. Dan has repeatedly led men’s retreats with topics ranging from “Work & Faith” to “Sexual Purity in an Impure World.” Rev. Dan knows what it is like in the business grind through his 10 years as a Director with CARQUEST Auto Parts. He had plenty of time to reflect on that life while at Princeton Theological Seminary. Then Rev. Dan spent 14 years as a pastor before starting at Hollywood Presbyterian in November 2010. Dan and his wife Anne have three children—sons Jesse and Nick and daughter Dana. As a newly empty nester, Dan has more time now to run, bike and hike. He also is a voracious reader.For those interested to join email Gloria Hill at [email protected] today or register on Sunday mornings in the NartheX. It will be a great time. Face it. Everyone needs a break and spiritual nourishment.La Cañada Presbyterian Church, 626 Foothill Boulevard, La Cañada, (818) 790-6708 or visit Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara to hold Bereavement Information Evening

first_img TAGSAnam CaraCastletroyMilford Care Centreorganisationparents Holistic drive to Milford’s Harvest Fair Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Milford Care CentreMilford Care Centre & Anam Cara the organisation that supports bereaved parents, will hold a Bereavement Information Evening on Thursday 14th of June from 19:00 to 21:00 in Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick.The event gives parents an opportunity to hear a professional, experienced in bereavement support, talk about the many challenges families have to face into after the death of their son or daughter. Even if you have attended one of these evening before in our experience you will come away with new information.A guest speaker experienced in supporting bereaved parents will talk for about forty minutes. Afterwards there’ll be an opportunity to speak/listen to other bereaved parents or to speak to the professional should you have any questions or concerns.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up One bereaved mother who attended a recent Anam Cara event said: “Both my husband and I felt it helped us in our grief to be in a place where we felt safe and comfortable to express the way we feel and think. I am good at talking but my husband is deep and I find for him the more interaction we have with other parents like ourselves then he gets the nerve to say something. It might be small but it’s a start.”Anam Cara CEO Sharon Vard stressed that this event is open to all bereaved parents “regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death or whether the death was recent or not. Anam Cara gives bereaved mums and dads a chance to meet and connect with other bereaved parents in a safe and comfortable setting. Here you can find a level of support and understanding that – even with the best will in the world – it can be difficult for family and friends to offer.”On their website,, you can view testimonies from bereaved parents and couples who have attended Anam Cara events. There are videos on A Dad’s Grief, Sudden and Traumatic Death, and The Grieving Family.The Information Evening is a free event. However, Milford Care Centre & Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers. If attending, please RSVP [email protected] before Wednesday 13th June or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.More about society here. Encourage Wildlife in Castletroy Park No age barriers to raising charity cash NewsSocietyMilford Care Centre & Anam Cara to hold Bereavement Information EveningBy Staff Reporter – May 31, 2018 1028 Facebook Twittercenter_img Previous articleLimerick Councillor’s motion to lodge four page submission to EPA is passedNext articlePatients in Limerick encouraged to take part in national survey Staff Reporter Print Elegant property in Monaleen #LimerickPostProperty WhatsApp Castletroy Shopping Centre appeal decision ‘vital for the community.’ Email Advertisement Progress on Dublin Road bus shelters welcomedlast_img read more

Inishowen people in need of help waiting over 6 months to see MABS

first_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Previous articleHundreds turn out for Glenties public meetingNext articleHSE puts action plan in place to deal with Letterkenny General over-crowding News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Inishowen people in need of help waiting over 6 months to see MABS Latest figures show the continued pressures on the MABS service in Inishowen with people waiting six and half months for their first appointment.The Money Advice and Budgeting Service offers help for people in debt, or in danger of getting into debt.One hundred and twenty one people are awaiting their first appointment with MABS in Inishowen, by far the highest figure in the country.In Donegal South there is a four week wait while in Donegal West the wait is under two weeksThe figures were obtained by Sinn Féin EU Midlands North West candidate Matt Carthy – he says the wait in north Donegal for such a vital service is unacceptable:[podcast][/podcast] Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp By News Highland – February 20, 2014 center_img News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook Google+ WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Twitter Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Stormont deal can be achieved quickly – SF

Stormont deal can be achieved quickly – SF Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleCall for Emergency Department Taskforce to meet more oftenNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday January 2nd News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Sinn Fein insists a deal to restore devolved government at Stormont can be done very quickly.Discussions have resumed in Belfast aimed at restoring the institutions. The talks were suspended before Christmas after the failure to secure the agreement of all five major parties to the talks.Monday week next the 13th of January is the deadline for a deal ; Sinn Fein’s Conor Murphy, a former minister says agreement could be reached long before that………….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 2, 2020 Twitter Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th read more

BCC votes in favor of new water meter reading system

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Sponsored Content “The system will have a positive environmental impact,” Mobley said.During the question and answer session, Ted Harrison questioned what benefits the new system would have to the consumer.Mobley said there would not be immediate savings to the consumer but there would ultimately be savings in that all meters would be new and accurate.He said inaccurate meters are costly to the city because water that is being used is not metered.“With this new system, the city is doing nothing for the consumer,” Harrison said. “Doing nothing to reduce our bills. Brundidge is not growing. We’re losing population and businesses and I don’t see borrowing a million dollars to keep two men from reading meters.”Harrison asked how much the city would have to pay on the loan annually and how the money for the new water system would be paid back. Thomas said the city would be able to repay the 20-year loan at a rate of about $62,000 a year with the city’s cash flow.Councilman Lawrence Bowden said that he understood Harrison’s concerns but also realized that the city is in an enviable position now because other councils had the foresight to spend funds to purchase the city’s electric system and wastewater treatment facility.“That puts us in a position to be able to attract industries like the Wal-Mart DC, Supreme Oil and Southern Classic Foods,” Bowden said. “We have to keep the city in a position to move forward.” Following an official public hearing Tuesday afternoon, the Brundidge City Council voted unanimously to submit an application to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for funding through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for improvements to the city’s water system in the amount of $975,000.Max Mobley, engineer with Polyengineering of Dothan, presented information to the council and attending citizens regarding the benefits of the proposed improvements to the city’s water system.“The improvements would include radio-read meters that would eliminate the need for the manual reading of the meters,” Mobley said. “What is attractive about this is that the city-owned electrical system is compatible with the software and hardware that will be used for the radio-read meters.” BCC votes in favor of new water meter reading system Skip The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Published 10:50 pm Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Mobley said if the city later decided to install a similar meter reading system for its electrical system, it would be at a huge cost savings to the city.Britt Thomas, city manager, said the cost of a meter reading system for the city’s electrical department is estimated at $300,000 bringing the total cost for both meter reading systems to nearly $1.3 million.Mobley said there is a slight possibility that the city could receive “Green” money that has been set aside for such projects. If the city qualifies, it could receive principle forgiveness funds. However, that is not anything that the city should consider when making its decision. By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like Arts Auxiliary offers ‘Sampler’ at TroyFest The Troy Arts Council Auxiliary will proudly unveil “A Troy Sampler: A Nostalgic Look at Troy, Alabama” at TroyFest this… read more Print Article In addition to the radio-reading meter advantage, the new meter reading system would include control valve improvements, which would levelize the water pressure throughout the city. Mobley said there is currently an imbalance in the city’s water system.As an example, Mobley said that the elevation of the small water tank on College Street is not high enough to continually provide adequate water pressure.“With the new meter reading system, the city could shut down that tank and utilize the tank on the north end of town and then make better use of the water tank at the Wal-Mart Distribution site,” he said.The new water system would have controls that would alert the city if and when problems with the water tanks should arise.last_img read more