Governor Jim Douglas yesterday received a letter from Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, James Oberstar (D-MN) commending Vermont for ranking first in nation for “the percentage of wastewater infrastructure Recovery Act funds put out to bid, under contract, and underway.” Vermont has committed all of its wastewater infrastructure funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).“The entire Recovery Act team, from our Office of Economic Stimulus and Recovery to the Department of Environmental Conservation, has done a tremendous job ensuring that we are getting these critical infrastructure funds into our communities and creating jobs expeditiously,” said Governor Douglas. “When Congress passed the Recovery Act last year, it was up to the states to implement much of the funding. We are doing our part to get the money into our economy quickly, while being responsible stewards of the public’s resources.”Wastewater infrastructure projects funded through ARRA include the Twin Oaks stormwater project in South Burlington, the combined sewer overflow elimination project in Springfield and a solar panel installation project at the wastewater treatment plant in Montpelier, among others. Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Justin Johnson said of the state’s work, “With a combination of smart work and good sense, Vermont was able to identify good projects and get the stimulus funds obligated quickly and efficiently.”Source: Governor’s office. 5.7.2010###
34 Stephens St, Burleigh Heads will be offered to the market on September 18. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago23 Seaside Ave, Mermaid Beach. The crowd at a previous auction event run by John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach.WITH spring in full swing, many agencies are taking advantage of the warming weather and hosting auction events.On Tuesday, September 18, the team at John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach are holding their Spring Auction Spectacular where they will take five properties to auction at the Mermaid Bowls Club. “We are seeing a lot of interest from Sydney and Melbourne,” director Luke Henderson said. “The market on the Gold Coast is still maturing here and there’s lot of opportunities for jobs and what not.”He said the market was balancing out with opportunities on the Gold Coast for both sellers and buyers. “Sellers can get a premium price but buyers can still see a lot of value,” he said. Among the properties on offer is a beachfront apartment spanning an entire floor of a renovated apartment tower on Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach.Mr Henderson said the three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment was attracting strong interest from potential buyers.“Solano, which comprises six full-floor apartments, is renowned for its corner position on Hedges Avenue and apartments in the building only come onto the market once in a blue moon,’’ Mr Henderson said. A four-bedroom brick house in heart of the popular Burleigh Heads is attracting strong buyer interest.The north-facing property at 34 Stephens St is within walking distance to the beaches of Burleigh Heads and trendy James Street cafes.Mr Henderson said the property, subject to council approval, could also provide aredevelopment opportunity for a canny investor.The Spring Auction Spectacular kicks off at 6pm. 23 Seaside Ave, Mermaid Beach. 3/121 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59 3/121 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach is going under the hammer on September 18. A two-storey, five-bedroom house at 23 Seaside Ave, Mermaid Beach will also go under the hammer.Vendors Jim and Pam Meyer are downsizing from their family home.The couple, who raised their children in the home, say they love the Mermaid Beach area but the house is now too large for them.The two-storey home has four of its five bedrooms on the upper level, separated from the master suite, which is found on the ground floor.