Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Tradition ends: No Michigan state fair this year - Yahoo! News

The Michigan State Fair had been a state tradition for 160 years and held at Eight Mile and Woodward, within Detroit city limits, since 1905. But the fair had been running deficits and needed $360,000 from the state in 2008 to cover losses. Fewer than 220,000 people passed through last year. At its peak in 1966, the fair drew 1 million

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Cary employees still on payroll

Continuation of the earlier story:  Cary Park District officials resign following 'obscene conduct' citation http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=402384

According to their resignation agreements, both will be paid through Oct. 31 unless they find work before that.

Also, both will receive all of their accrued vacation and sick time, and will be eligible for health insurance through the end of the year.

Also, both can file unemployment claims after Oct. 31 if they haven’t found work yet.

On top of that, Cherveny received a $28,905 incentive for service time, which was part of his contract. As of May 1, Cherveny’s salary was $114,198 and Mayer’s salary was $67,333.

In each agreement, both agreed not to sue the park district.

Northwest Herald | Cary employees still on payroll

Proposal wipes out Winnebago County's projected shortfall

proposed county property tax rate would also increase to 84 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation, resulting in a $280 bill for the owner of a $100,000 home, assuming no tax exemptions. If that rate holds true, it will mark the first time since 1992 that the county’s tax rate was higher than 80 cents. In 1991, the county tax rate was 91.6 cents.

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