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Albany City Commission Election Updates

Albany City Commission Ward II and III

These are the latest updates from the Nov. 5, 2013 Albany municipal election.

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Two Albany City Commission seats up for election today

Six candidates are competing for two Albany City Commission seats

Some 11,801 voters in Wards II and III are eligible to go to the polls to determine who will represent their interests on the Albany City Commission.

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Albany employees to pay little of insurance shortfall

After a prolonged discussion, the Albany City Commission decided Wednesday to cover its employees in their group insurance plan under the option that takes the smallest bite out of the employees’ paycheck.

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City OKs rezoning request, millage rate

The Albany City Commission approves a request that will allow a concrete company to expand its outside storage area.

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City Commission says no to rezoning for duplexes

The Albany City Commission approves a $109 million budget that includes funding for two privately owned attractions.

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Budget discussions grow heated

The Albany City Commission is considering a $108 million budget for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Senior village planned in Albany

An Atlanta-based company with a local track record plans to build a senior apartment complex in northwest Albany.

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Job creation fund one step from approval

A proposal by the city of Albany would make millions of dollars available to encentivize job growth in the community.

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Taylor: City's FY 2014 budget $108.6 million

A plan unveiled by Albany City Manager James Taylor would cut $820,000 from the city's current budget.

A plan unveiled by Albany City Manager James Taylor would cut $820,000 from the city's current budget.

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City OKs funding for pedestrian bridge

A proposed SPLOST-funded project would offer Albany Technical College students safer passage across a busy road.

A proposed SPLOST-funded project would offer ATC students safer passage across a busy road.

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City considers youth program funding

A retired educator asks the Albany City Commission for money to help fund a summer youth program.

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City can't reach agreement on hotel tax funds

A proposed 1 percent hotel/motel tax increase would bring an additional $200,000 into the city each year.

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City tentatively OKs hotel tax increase

The state Legislature OK’d a measure earlier this year allowing a 1 percent hotel/motel tax increase to promote tourism.

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City manager OK'd to manage gas plant cleanup

The Albany City Commission will continue to make Medicare B reimbursements to its eligible post-65 employees.

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City votes to tighten reins on WG&L

The Albany City Commission wants the city manager to manage a hazardous waste cleanup site.

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City tentatively OKs Medicare B reimbursements for retirees

City of Albany staff say payments for Medicare benefits for post-65 retirees could cost the city $400,000 annually.

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City tables curfew vote, OKs redistricting plan

The Albany City Commission votes to move forward with education the public on a stormwater utility plan.

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Albany may impose 6 p.m. events curfew (updated)

A plan by city officials would subject anyone under 21 not accompanied by a parent to police scrutiny at special events.

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City commission tabs Chehaw, aviation members

One seat still remains vacant on the aviation commission.

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City tax increase hearing set

Commissioners are proposing raising the millage for people living inside the city by 1.33 mills.

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City selling family homeless housing

The Emergency Shelter grant from the state Department of Community Affairs funds the city's homeless family shelter program.

The city of Albany is shifting the way it provides emergency housing for homeless families.

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Riverquarium, ACRI funding debated

Commissioners vote down a measure to cut a proposed tax increase by two-thirds.

Albany city commissioners vote down a measure to cut a proposed tax increase by two-thirds.

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City limits random drug testing program to 'safety sensitive' employees

Change comes as the city revamps its human resources policy, officials say.

The city of Albany has changed its random drug testing policy; limiting it to "safety sensitive" employees only, city officials say.

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City 'finds' $134,000 in missed payments

City officials say they are reviewing many fee agreements to ensure they're being paid.

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Albany commissioners work to avoid tax increase; target spending, MEAG funds

The FY 2013 Budget is $110 million, city officials say.

After learning Monday that the city's financial future could include a 1.33 mil tax increase for property owners, Albany City Commissioners began working to cut spending in hopes finding $2 million that will allow them to avoid raising taxes.

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Citizens air praise, and concerns at meeting

From sidewalk access to crime, Albany City Commissioners got input from three area residents Tuesday.

From sidewalk access to crime, Albany City Commissioners got input from three area residents Tuesday.

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Owners file suit to block multimodal facility

City Commission is set to vote tonight whether to move forward with plans for a new bus station.

The owners of the existing bus transfer station downtown have joined with the owners of vacant property near the site of a planned multi-million multimodal transportation center in a lawsuit to block the project from moving forward, attorneys say.

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City gets clear report on finances

Only negative findings deal with paperwork.

Mauldin and Jenkins’ review of city books reveals property taxes in FY 2011 were down $1.5 million from FY 2010.

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City names finalists for assistant city manager position

93 applicants were considered for the position, documents show.

Albany city officials say 93 individuals applied for the assistant city manager position.

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Leaking building to cost nearly $400,000 to repair

Commissioners briefly discuss long-term performance bonds after learning of repairs needed at the Arthur Williams Building.

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