On Big garbage tubs are on their way
Everyone really should go to the city website and check out the info they have on the new program. No, if there is a car parked in front of it, they won't pick it up. The carts need to be 3 feet from other objects (including other carts) in order to be picked up. The lid must be substantially closed in order for it to be picked up. All trash and recycling must be inside the carts. They will not pick up anything sitting outside the cart, and the city has not planned amnesty weeks for this policy (such as the week after Christmas). http://www.ci.janesville.wi.us/index.asp...
On Ruby Project organizing aging LGBT group
...and where does this article say anything about grant money?
"Maybe one of the reasons they have trouble finding people is because of the intolerance and prejudice they have experienced in their lives." I think you're exactly right Gina. The younger generation has come up with the familiarity of some resources, and even with the ability to identify as LGBT. Although prejudice and intolerance still run high, there is a general social acceptance in a lot of ways there didn't used to be. The aging generations didn't have that, and often lived in fear of being discovered. I'm not surprised that they are having a hard time getting people of that generation to join. Chances are their experience is telling them it will just put a target on their back. The gazette posts all kinds of stories about the YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Club, Kiwanis, Rotary, Jaycees, Sons of Norway, etc, etc, etc. Why should this group be excluded? These types of stories are part of being a local newspaper. If you don't like it, don't click on the article and read it. It's a pretty simple concept.
On Did you vote yet? Last chance this year!
Sure did. For as much as I'm sure I'm going to complain about how the city and school board do things, I figure I should at least vote. lol
On Police seek cat who attacked woman
I think it's news because they're trying to locate the cat so they don't have to treat the woman for rabies. I appreciate that we still live in a community where the police will make this attempt and the newspaper will post it to try to help.
On More accountability coming to comments
The funny thing is I think the gazette page is the only website where I've ever found the ads to be useful.
On Kwik Trip betting on compressed natural gas at Janesville store
Sigma is absolutely right about the problem CNG has with the size of the fuel tank required to go the same distance as gasoline or diesel. The fuel efficiency may be the same, but a 100 gallon diesel tank won't hold the same amount of CNG. It's one MAJOR downside to CNG, and one of the reasons that a lot of the major players in fueling and energy are putting their resources into development of LNG (liquified natural gas). Kwik Trip came out quite a while ago and pledged to add (however many) natural gas sites in WI. They have been saying for a while they plan to try to build the infrastructure in the state to support conversion for fleets using our interstate system. I'm sure the selection of the Janesville site to that list of sites that were developed with CNG did have to do with UPS, this is just one site in a much larger plan. I'm pretty sure this partnership with the Department of Energy involved some grant money, but I could be wrong.
It's nice to have a place for public discourse about community topics. Unfortunately, it often gets out of hand. I hope the new system works to curb the off topic and nasty posts. I would suggest you still allow the comments to be viewed by those that don't subscribe. Being able to read them but not respond may lead to a frustration that results in subscription. I hope the new system has a like (and dislike ?) button for comments. There are some people that post on the gazette site that are good contributors, and it would be nice to be able to support their posts without having to comment and tell them it's a good post.
On Milton Avenue lane closures start April 2
On Janesville gets state grant to move business away from river
papermember - GREAT POST! This whole article is all about what the city wants. No one from Adams even commented, but people start acting like Adams is asking for some kind of hand out. The stupidity of it is mind blowing. The city wants the property, and has wanted the property for a very long time. Adams is perfectly happy to stay there, but if the city wants it that bad then they need to make it worthwhile for Adams to move. That means Adams needs to be able to buy new property, move the business, etc. with the money the city pays for the property. No, they shouldn't make a profit on it, but why should they go to all that time and expense and take a loss of it for the benefit of the city? That sounds like government welfare to me. I think part of this whole thing has to do with flood insurance. I'm sure there are people out there that know a lot more about this than I do, so feel free to help me out here...I remember back after the 2008 flood there were things the federal gov't required the city to do in order to stay in the National Flood Insurance Program (isn't that why they had to buy all those houses down by Riverside and tear them down?). When you start getting into federal requirements and floodplain properties, it gets very complicated. Ultimately I think a lot of these kinds of properties are insured by the federal program (because of the lacking availability of private flood insurance), so even though the property owner pays insurance premiums, the government's preference is that the homes and businesses ultimately move out of the floodplain. I know this is a state grant, but I think maybe it's all tied together. Also, would everyone please shut up about "taxpayer money" already. Guess what? BUSINESSES PAY TAXES, and they pay a hell of a lot more than you or me. That "taxpayer money" is their money too. Acting like use of "taxpayer money" towards any kind of business project is welfare is a whole new level of ignorance (I am not talking about the huge federal bailouts - that WAS corporate welfare). Not only do business pay taxes, they employ people that pay taxes, they buy things they pay tax on, they own property they pay tax on, etc. If you wanted to divide it all up based on what we pay, businesses would be entitled to a heck of a lot more of that money being earmarked for their projects than the typical private citizen.
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