The City of Wanneroo, WA, has presented plans for the Stage 3 of the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management project.As reported, the Stage 3 coastal management works are scheduled to commence from 14 October 2019 with some mobilization works to occur on 11 October 2019.The Stage 3 works include upgrades and extension of Groyne 3 (located at the southern extent of the Quinns Dog Beach) and beach re-nourishment.The area adjacent to the groyne construction works will be managed with temporary fencing and signage as required, the city officials announced.They also added that all major works relating to groyne construction and beach re-nourishment are expected to be completed by Christmas, subject to suitable weather conditions.Overall, the Quinns Beach Long Term Coastal Management project includes:Stage 1 (2017/18) – Groyne 4, Beach Access Ramp and Beach Re-nourishment;Stage 2 (2018/19) – Extension of Groyne 2 and Beach Re-nourishment; andStage 3 (2019/20) – Extension of Groyne 3 and Beach Re-nourishment.
Batesville, in. — Over the last three years the “Soups n’ Sips” fundraiser has collected about $17,000 to provide for the needs of local cancer patients. The money is used for gas cards, medications and other expenses cancer patients struggle with during treatment.Members of the local Phi Beta Psi, XI Chapter invite the public to the event on Sunday, January 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Batesville Knights of Columbus hall. The $20 admission includes prizes that include 120 gift baskets, 40 door prizes, a Chinese raffle and a “Wine Pull.” You must be at least 21-years of age to purchase a ticket and attend. There will also be at least 10 soups contributed by local restaurants. Voting for the top three soups will also be done.Organizers are still looking for corporate sponsorships and donations. The sponsorship levels include champaign- $5,000, chardonnay- $2,500, merlot- $1,000, pinot noir- $500, rose- $250 and wine lovers- under $250.For more information please call 812-934-2585.
01Feb Rep. Hoitenga bills provide components within needed drone guidelines Categories: Hoitenga News,News State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, chair of the House Committee on Communications and Technology, this week introduced a legislative package creating a new act relating to drones and other unmanned aircraft systems.A 2016 Federal Aviation Administration report estimated 2.5 million drones were being operated nationwide for a variety of purposes, including hobbyist and commercial. That number could grow to a projected 7 million by 2020.A 27-member Unmanned Aircraft Systems Task Force, appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, began work in April 2017 to develop statewide recommendations on the operation, use and regulation of unmanned aircraft in Michigan. These bills largely reflect task force recommendations.“There is really no centralized area for information on drones in terms of what you can and can’t do with them and where you can and can’t go within Michigan,” said Hoitenga, of Manton.Hoitenga’s bill, House Bill 5496, tasks the existing Michigan Aeronautics Commission with providing education and information to various departments, the public, law enforcement and other entities.Hoitenga’s other bill, HB 5494, declares drone use as an extension of a person regarding criminal activity. Illegal activity carried out with the use of a drone would be treated the same as an individual breaking the law without unmanned aircraft as an aid. These guidelines can come into play in instances where individuals drop contraband and other items onto correctional facility property for inmates.“This technology is so new and gaining popularity so rapidly that state laws have had to play catch up,” said Hoitenga. “My bill provides Michigan with a game changer for a troubling trend – if you use unmanned aircraft such as drones for nefarious and illegal purposes like dropping drugs into a prison, you will be treated the same as someone smuggling drugs within their socks while walking on to that property.”House Bills 5494-98 have been referred to the House Committee on Communications and Technology for consideration.