Governor Jim Douglas applauded the work of the Vermont Department of Finance and Management for receiving the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) – the organizations highest form of recognition. This is the second year in a row that the State of Vermont, through the Department of Finance and Management, has received this award for the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).“The team at Finance and Management has done a tremendous job ensuring that my Administration, the Legislature and Vermonters have the best possible fiscal information,” said Governor Douglas. “Timely and accurate reporting is critical in making good decisions, providing the transparency taxpayers expect and maximizing our limited resources. Commissioner Reardon and his team deserve a great deal of credit for their sound management of taxpayer money during a very difficult time.”Commissioner Jim Reardon, who has been at the helm of the Finance and Management Department for the past five years stated “I am very proud of my staff in the Financial Operations Division, they are a talented and committed team of state employees that take great pride in their work.”According to the GFOA, Vermont’s CAFR was judged to meet the highest standards of financial reporting by an impartial panel of experts. The CAFR demonstrated a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” by clearly communicating Vermont’s “financial story” and motivating groups and individuals to read the CAFR.The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association based out of Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. and serves approximately 17,500 government finance professionals in the U.S. and Canada.Source: Governor’s office. 7.21.2010###
Skyhomes Taringa is a development that provides a unique opportunity to have a hotel, child care facility, day hospital and cafe on your doorstep. Photo: SuppliedDownsizers looking for space and luxury are showing a keen interest in Skyhomes Taringa, a one-of-a-kind project in Brisbane.The nine-storey development co-developed by Evans Long and Montserrat Hospital, at 32 Morrow St, Taringa, exclusively features skyhomes on levels eight and nine.There are seven skyhomes in total, five remain for sale.Ray White Toowong selling agents Sharon King and Kris Matthews said buyers were predominantly downsizers moving closer to Brisbane from the western suburbs.“Being close to the train station is a drawcard,” Ms King said.She said the project was new and exciting for each double-storey skyhome.“No one has built this type of development in Brisbane before,” she said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“The development provides a unique opportunity to have a hotel, childcare facility, day hospital and cafe on your doorstep. “In addition to the facilities provided, the property is located adjacent to the Taringa railway station allowing easy access to the CBD, Suncorp Stadium and airport.” Skyhomes Taringa is close to public transport. Photo: SuppliedWith three bedrooms and three bathrooms, floorplans range from 190sq m to 250sq m.Mr Matthews said properties performing well in the current apartment market were the larger, more opulent apartments. “Apartments that fill the void between large family homes and your standard two and three-bedroom apartments seem to be the most desired and this is being reflected in the interest and prices achieved,” he said. “Due to the lack of quality, expansive higher end apartments in Brisbane, buyers are willing to pay top dollar for such properties.’’
Saturday, June 7, 2014â€¢1:20 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington involved a vehicle operated by Andrew F. Cook,27, Oxford.â€¢1:30 a.m. Officers of known suspect(s) investigated possession of certain stimulants, possession of depressant, possession drug paraphernalia and obstruction of law enforcement officers.â€¢1:38 a.m. Andrew F. Cook, 27, Oxford, was issued a notice to appear for driverâ€™s license violation.â€¢1:38 a.m. Andrew F. Cook, 27, Oxford, was arrested and confined on a Montgomery County Warrant for felony forgery and theft.â€¢9:45 a.m. Tracy J. Moore, 35, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.â€¢10:41 a.m. Dustin L. Black, 25, Wellington was served a summons to appear for possession of stolen property. Sunday, June 8, 2014â€¢1:55 a.m. Jarrod S. Miller, 32, Wichita, was arrested and charged with theft.â€¢5:35 a.m. Kevin W. Chattin, 20, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County bench warrant for possession of methamphetamine.â€¢12:13 p.m. Officers investigated a theft, public intoxication and sale of cereal malt beverage of a known suspect(s) on a Sunday in the 1100 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢12:29 p.m. Gabriel A. Lippincott, 36, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft and public intoxication.â€¢1:11 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to lights in the 800 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.â€¢4:18 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass and public intoxication in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.â€¢4:36 p.m. Gabriel A. Lippincott, 36, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication. Wellington Police Notes Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014:Friday, June 06, 2014â€¢12:36 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to window screen in the 300 block E. 16th, Wellington.â€¢12:46 p.m. Charles E. W. Callahan, 36, Wellington was arrested, charged, and confined with criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and obstruction of law enforcement officer.â€¢3 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block W. U.S. 160, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Hendrix J. Tamberlyn, 37, Wellington and Bradley E. Ashens, 55, Wellington.â€¢5:08 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1400 block W. 8th, Wellington, involving a vehicle operated by Avaunghtai Q. Clark, 19, Wellington and a fixed object/utility pole owned by the city of Wellington.â€¢5:20 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by a known suspect in the 100 block W. 18th, Wellington.â€¢8:27 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1000 block E. 9th, Wellington.â€¢9:05 p.m. Ryan R. Rummel, 40, Kansas City, Mo. was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.