Proposal to amend driveway boundary maps is withdrawn in Limerick

first_imgCllr Joe Leddin in Kilteragh with residentsTHE Property Registration Authority of Ireland (PRAI) have withdrawn plans to make amendments to digital maps of homes in Kilteragh, where residents have been told they do not own their driveways.Notification of the error that some of the houses on its digital map of the Dooradoyle estate incorrectly included parking spaces, was lodged with the PRAI last November. Residents were informed earlier this month that the parking spaces would be excluded from the folios “to more accurately reflect the original documents lodged”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However, this week the PRAI revealed that they are withdrawing their intention to revise maps to residents’ homes in Kilteragh.In a statement to the Limerick Post, the PRAI explained, “It is clear that a dispute exists in relation to this matter and in accordance with normal practice, in the absence of agreement between the parties or a court order giving direction as to how to proceed, no amendments will be made to the map representation of the relevant boundaries at this time.”Labour councillor Joe Leddin welcomed the PRAI’s decision and said it was a huge relief for stressed and worried home owners.“Now we can focus on having the common area transferred to the management company that represents all home owners. The final resolution will be the council moving to take the estate in charge which will result in the management company no longer required,” said Cllr Leddin.Last week Limerick Post identified property developer Robert Butler as the registered owner of the common areas in three neighbourhoods in Kilteragh. In 2012 NAMA appointed statutory receivers to 15 companies in the Robert Butler group. The group’s development portfolio includes substantial properties in the Shannon Free Zone and the National Technology Park in Limerick.Fine Gael councillor Jim Long has now urged Environment Minister Phil Hogan to step in and clean up the mess regarding ownership of residents’ driveways in Kilteragh estate. Cllr Long wants Minister Hogan to put this matter right for Kilteragh householders in Ardbracken, Clonmore and Glendara.“Someone has to be held accountable. Surely the residents should not be asked to redress this problem. The developer is, I am led to believe in NAMA, this would mean that Nama now hold the common areas under their their remit,” said Cllr Long.“As there would be hundreds of affected householders involved here, there would be no incentive to NAMA to deal with this issue. The cost to them would be huge and would take forever and one day. Under these circumstances I am calling on the Minister for Environment to step into the breach and address this error,” he concluded.When the Limerick Post contacted a media spokesperson for the National Asset Management Agency this week we were told, “My information is that NAMA has no connection to the properties to which you refer.” Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Previous articleShannon airport flies in to sponsor Limerick runNext articleGerry is lining up to fill Clem’s political boots in Limerick Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Facebook Advertisement WhatsApp #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Email NewsLocal NewsProposal to amend driveway boundary maps is withdrawn in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – May 2, 2014 680 center_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print TAGSCllr Joe LeddinEnvironment Minister Phil Hogan TDKilteraghLabour PartyMusic LimerickNAMAProperty Registration Authority of Ireland Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Linkedin Labour would put super tax on co-living unitslast_img read more

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Two IHC Reheaters for Kenmare

first_imgThe recently formed partnership between Royal IHC and Pyromak has already proven to be successful with an order for two reheaters for Kenmare Moma Processing (Mauritius) Limited.The two indirect electric reheaters will operate at the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine, located on the north-east coast of Mozambique.“The mine contains deposits of heavy minerals including ilmenite and rutile, as well as zircon. This order is another result of the strong relationship between IHC and Kenmare. Recently we delivered the third mining dredger for Kenmare, JULIA, which will also operate in the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine in Mozambique,” said Royal IHC in their latest release.The indirect electric reheaters allow for the uniformed reheating of products by suspending the material in a fluid-like state. The complete surface of the material is then exposed to the electric heating elements. The discharge temperature is measured and controlled by adjusting the voltage supplied to the electric elements.If no reheating is required, the control system switches off the power supply to the elements, but the fluidizing fan continues to operate, allowing material to flow through the reheater.According to IHC, the reheater can adjust to changes in feed and ambient conditions rapidly, and also reduces operational costs.last_img read more

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Virat Kohli ends 2019 as the number 1 batsman in the ICC Test rankings

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/AFPAdvertisement ygxNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7zjmu34Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebtkck( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) bweWould you ever consider trying this?😱33xvbCan your students do this? 🌚uww6iRoller skating! Powered by Firework As the year and the decade is bidding goodbye, the top spot in Test batsmen rankings is rightfully occupied by Virat Kohli. The Team India talisman has been tremendous in the format for the last 12 months, and with a staggering rating of 928, the skipper is now the world no. 1 in the ICC Test batting rankings.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/AFPBack in the beginning of December, Kohli reached the top spot, overtaking the previous no. 1 Steve Smith, who was rated 923 at the time. While the former Aussie captain has dropped his ratings to 911, Kohli has retained his own ratings.Since his test debut in June 2011 against West Indies, Kohli has earned an astounding 269 caps for the Men in Blues in test cricket, and has scored a monumental 7202 runs with a batting average of 54.97 in the format.The 31 year old’s marvellous achievement came after brilliant spells against South Africa and Bangladesh. In the historical pink ball test match at Eden Gardens earlier this month, Kohli scored a brilliant century against Bangladesh.The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain has eclipsed the previous leader Smith. The 30 year old, who rose to the top spot after a marvellous gig in the Ashes this year, fell back the pecking order after a mediocre performance in Pakistan’s test tour of Australia.However, both Kohli and Smith are leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the top 10. Kane Williamson, the captain of New Zealand, is trailing behind for 89 points with a rating of 822. Two other Indians hitters have also retained a spot in the top 10 list. Cheteshwar Pujara is in 5th place with a rating of 791, and Ajinkya Rahane is jointly occupying 7th positing along with David Warner, both sharing a rating of 759.Last week, Kohli was named the captain of Cricket Australia’s Test team of the decade, and was the only Indian to be featured in the lineup.“Kohli has dominated spin and pace of all kinds in all conditions. He has multiple hundreds against all the Test nations he has faced,” Adam Burnett, a feature writer and editor for cricket.com.au wrote.Aussie cricketing legend Ricky Ponting has also made Kohli the leader of his Test team of the decade. Earlier today, the 2003 World Cup winner listed his test XI on Twitter.Also read-Virat Kohli usurps Steve Smith to claim number 1 spot in ICC Test rankingSanjay Manjrekar replies to his 2012 tweet when he claimed that Virat Kohli ‘did not belong’ in Test cricket Advertisementlast_img read more

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Red Bank, Holmdel Challenge Hospitals’ Tax-Exempt Status

first_imgAccording to court filings, the total assessed values of the six locations in Red Bank amounts to $90.8 million.“We put them on notice we object to their status,” Menna said of his town’s actions.The New Jersey Hospital Association, a trade association representing health care facilities, said 35 municipalities around the state that play hosts to not-for-profit hospitals have taken the same steps.Red Bank will look to hire its own tax attorney for this matter, Menna said.Neptune has taken the same measures against Jersey Shore University Medical Center.Jersey Shore, like Bayshore and Riverview, is part of the Hackensack Meridian Health network.In response to a request for comment, Hackensack Meridian said in an email: “Hackensack Meridian values the relationships we have with the towns where our hospitals are located and we expect to maintain those relationships for years to come. We remain in discussions with Red Bank and Holmdel concerning their property tax assessments. In addition, we continue to work with the New Jersey Hospital Association concerning a legislative solution for not-for-profit hospital and host municipalities.”These actions grew out of a case in the Tax Court of New Jersey last year involving Morristown Medical Center, as Judge Vito Bianco ruled in favor of the host municipality, finding the medical center did not meet the requirements as a not-for-profit organization for at least two years. The community is required to provide services, such as police, fire, EMS and public works, to the hospital, as it would to any other property owner, often placing a strain on those services. It is the organization’s obligation to prove its not-for-profit status to justify its property tax exemption, explained Daniel J. O’Hern Jr., the former Red Bank borough attorney who did the initial tax court filings.In the Morristown case, the medical center and municipality reached a settlement with the medical center agreeing to pay $15.5 million over the next decade.There were bills in the state Legislature that would seek to strike some parity between hospitals and host communities, requiring the health care facilities to make community service contributions to the host municipalities. Gov. Chris Christie, however, asked for a commission to be established to study the issue. To form that committee requires its own legislation, which has been introduced but not voted on. Menna pointed out that within the walls of Riverview there are gift and flower shops and Dunkin’ Donuts concessions – hardly not-for-profit endeavors. “I’m sure there are a number of other portals in there that have to be addressed,” contained within the medical center, he said.“They know they take some tolls on the town, they cause pressure on our infrastructure,” Hinds said of Bayshore.But Hinds, like Menna, believes “this can be resolved without conflict.”“We want them to be a good neighbor and they are a good neighbor. We want them to develop into a first class medical center,” Menna said. “But there are inequities that have to be addressed.”Riverview contributes an annual payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, amounting to $169,316 for 2016.Bayshore does not provide compensation to Holmdel.“We don’t think this piece-meal approach – 35 lawsuits up and down the state – is the best way to resolve this situation,” said Kerry McKean Kelly, a New Jersey Hospital Association spokeswoman. The association is advocating for legislative approach that would allow for commission, she said.Of the 71 acute care medical facilities in New Jersey 64 are not-for-profit hospitals, according to the hospital association.center_img By John BurtonFollowing in the footsteps set by a Morristown court case last year, both Holmdel and Red Bank are taking steps to challenge their hospitals’ existing tax-exempt status.Red Bank, which is host to Riverview Medical Center, and Holmdel, which is home to Bayshore Community Hospital, have begun action in state tax court in Trenton against the respective facilities calling into question whether the hospitals can legally claim they don’t have to pay property tax – especially in light of the services municipalities continue to provide.“Everyone who’s got a hospital is going through this,” acknowledged Holmdel Mayor Eric Hinds.Hinds was uncertain where things currently stand with the matter. But the Holmdel Committee had retained special legal counsel, Matthew O’Donnell, a Wall Township tax attorney, to handle the situation. The New Jersey Hospital Association lists Holmdel as one of the towns challenging hospitals’ tax status.O’Donnell did not immediately respond to a phone call this week seeking comment.“It’s the only fair thing to do,” but to seek some financial redress, said Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna.Red Bank has filed complaints against Riverview over six separate properties the medical center owns in the borough which either in their entirety or portions of are deemed not-for-profit and claim property tax exempt status for them.last_img read more

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Election 2017: Gopal Beck Offer Views In District 11 Candidates Debate

first_imgStory and photos by John Burton |DEAL — This Tuesday offered real estate professionals and the general public a chance to hear directly from state Senate and Assembly candidates about the issues facing their industry and the state in general.In what was the first of three anticipated debates, all six candidates for the 11th Legislative district squared off on Sept. 19 at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave., offering their individual takes on issues running the gamut from property taxes, funding for the arts and school funding, to how to ensure affordability in a state where residents continue to struggle to remain.Incumbent Republican Senator Jennifer Beck was joined on stage by running mates Ocean Township Deputy Mayor Robert Acerra and Red Bank Borough Councilman Michael Whelan; sitting opposite were Democratic opponents Vin Gopal, a small business owner who is seeking the Senate seat, and incumbent Assembly members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey.The approximately 90-minute exchange was sponsored by the Monmouth Ocean Regional Realtors, a professional trade association representing about 7,000 licensed real estate agents in central New Jersey. The event was open to the general public and approximately 125 people attended the debate which started at 10 a.m.The candidates answered a series of questions, many related to the real estate industry, such as about the realty transfer fees currently paid and whether the candidates would support increasing it. According to moderator Jarrod Grasso, chief executive officer for New Jersey Realtors, home sellers in Monmouth County pay an average of $3,500 in transfer fees on the sale of a $430,000 home and there have been discussions of increasing it. The candidates expressed their opposition to any increase, with Acerra noting, “The money being collected could be put to good use. Unfortunately, it’s not.”“We want to make sure the homeowner gets to keep as much of that money as he can,” added Houghtaling.But the first question out of the gate covered a subject that is paramount to New Jersey –property taxes.Grasso pointed out the average annual county property tax bill is approximately $8,800 and asked Gopal and Beck what they would do to address it.In the allotted three-minute time limit for responses, Gopal offered to challenge the status quo, saying to address property taxes is tackling “New Jersey’s addiction to home rule.” Gopal expressed frustration that the Legislature continues to fail to seriously pursue consolidation and sharing of services for the more than 560 municipalities and 600 public school districts and the redundancy that breeds.Beck, in her rebuttal, answered “consolidation would help along the edges.” However, the real issue in addressing property tax reform is re-evaluating state education funding, she continued. A longstanding issue for Beck in her district, she again referenced that there are many school districts around New Jersey where the state budget has failed to live up to its obligation in providing requisite funding; that shortfall, Beck noted, has to be made up on the local level from the municipal tax levy. This has impacted Freehold Borough and Red Bank in the 11th District. Beck, Downey and Houghtaling have been advocating for a solution.Gopal countered that Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s 2010 budget “gutted” approximately $1 billion in school funding, a budget Beck voted for.The school funding issue again arose when the candidates were asked about arts funding, which is facing a zeroing out by the Trump administration. Large chunks of that federal money have made their way into local school districts which would be hurt by the cuts, candidates pointed out.To help the real estate market businesses, Downey referred to legislation she and Houghtaling have sponsored that provide financing for micro enterprise credit and expanding the Urban Enterprise Zone program, offering incentives to make some areas more attractive to relocated and startup businesses.Whelan pointed to steps being taken in Red Bank, encouraging what he called “smart growth and redevelopment,” to improve its real estate market. “We’re getting left behind because we’re not creating incentives,” he maintained. To respond, Whelan said he has supported efforts to formally define some properties as areas in need of redevelopment, making it easier to improve those properties with new construction.Beck added that nothing stifles business more than an oppressive tax burden, noting her opposition to such things as the increase in the gas tax and other hikes in the past – often in opposition to Christie’s position.Gopal countered by maintaining Beck has walked in lockstep with Christie during much of his two terms, alleging she’s voted “95 percent of the time” in support of the governor’s agenda – even to the point of failing to vote to overturn a governor veto on bills she herself had sponsored.But, Beck stressed, “You should know I will first and always be an advocate for you,” meaning the people of her district.The 11th District is a hotly contested and closely watched race in this year’s election cycle. Monmouth County has traditionally been a solid Republican block among its state legislators, as well as county-wide officials. Two years ago, however, Houghtaling and Downey, both political newcomers at the time, surprisingly were able to make their way through that GOP front, unseating two veteran Republicans. This year county Democrats and those on the state level are looking to seize what they believe is an opportunity for the party, given the prevalent anti-Christie and anti-Trump sentiment invigorating the party base. They’ve taken aim at Beck, from Red Bank, a traditional center/right Republican, who has been in the Senate since 2007, after having served one two-year term in the Assembly, in a district that has more registered Democrats than Republicans.Gopal, from Long Branch, has never held elected office but had been the Monmouth County Democratic Party chairman for nearly five years, along with operating a marketing and business development firm and publishing a small magazine covering Monmouth County. He’s been waging a very aggressive campaign against Beck, who has a strong reputation for aggressive retail campaigning in her own right.These candidates are scheduled for two more debates. One sponsored by the New Jersey League of Women Voters, slated for Oct. 16 at Monmouth University, West Long Branch; another is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 28, organized by the Ocean Grove Homeowners Association.This article was first published in the Sept. 21-28, 2017 print edition of the Two River Times.last_img read more

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LOS ANGELES STAKES QUOTES – MONDAY MAY 25, 2015

first_imgNOTES: The winning owners are Edward Brown, Alan Klein and Phil Lebherz. JOCKEY QUOTES -30- TRAINER QUOTES MIKE SMITH, SAN ONOFRE, SECOND: “Distinctiv Passion was hard to catch today. He has unbelievable speed and it’s hard to catch him coming from behind. My horse finished up real well, though. I wish we were going six and a half today.” EDWIN MALDONADO, DISTINCTIV PASSION, WINNER: “This time he put his ears forward as soon as we left the gate and I didn’t move on him; he relaxed beautifully today.“I knew I had enough to win today. I was just waiting to push the button, waiting on San Onofre. I knew it was going to be a two-horse race.“That trip to Dubai, he was fine. He was fine the whole time but that grass was too long and wet and he couldn’t get a grip off of it. He came back good after the race and during the race he was good.”             JEFF BONDE, DISTINCTIV PASSION, WINNER: Asked if he was surprised he had little pressure up front early: “I know my horse is quicker than anybody I’ve ever had. I’ve never seen anybody that could go with him early. Everybody who ever has, paid the price. I figured they were thinking they’d try to catch him late.“The Dubai race (on turf) was a totally wasted race. If you look at all the American horses over there that ran on the turf, they did miserably. On the main track, they did fine. The grass lies over five inches, and we’re staying at this hotel that looks right down on the track and they’re watering it every night. Even though you’re in a desert, it’s a bog.“I’m sure you’ll see the horse next in the Bing Crosby (at Del Mar).”last_img read more

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