April 27, 2013
Ben Newhouse, the Hurricane city manager of Putnam country said that the West Virginia Affordable Housing Trust Fund has presented the city of Hurricane, with an amount of $35,700 for the home repairs of the citizens with low to moderate-income. This amount will be utilized to purchase materials for the home repairs.
The city of Hurricane will offer a town named Eleanor with $10,000 out of $35,700 grant. Moreover, a non-profit making organization named Rebuilding Together, has donated $15,000 to the REACH Work camps program for the home repairs to take place in the Eleanor area.
M.R. Newhouse also said that the REACH Work camps are going to provide rehabilitation and home repairs for almost 180 Putnam County homes by this summer. The website named www.reachwc.org provides a lot more facts about the Reach Work camps program. This program manages volunteers and assists them to finish with the initial project of home repairs meant for the low-income families as well as the old and disabled citizens of the country.
Newhouse said that "This program is very advantageous for the local economy as the last year's camp in Hurricane generated over a $320,000 infusion for the local economy. The camps are the best way to teach skills like carpentry to the high school youth.
April 21, 2013
The authorities of the University of Alabama have decided to make renovations of the Sam Bailey Track Stadium situated on the Hackberry Lane. Besides renovating the stadium, they have also planned to construct a new facility for UA's women's rowing team.
The cost of the renovations of the track stadium as predicted by the authorities of UA is around $3.45 million. The proposal for the renovations will be presented by the Board of Trustees in the meeting which will take place on Thursday.
Lynda Gilbert, who is the vice president of financial affairs, mentioned in her letter to President Robert E. Witt that "The renovations will contribute in the university and will remain competitive among NCAA track and field programs." The documents of the proposals provided by the trustees show that the renovations are mandatory for meeting the requirements of NCAA as well as to improve the appearance of the stadium.
These renovations include the construction of new track surface, improvement in the present press box, restrooms, concessions as well as storage areas. Besides these, a new scoreboard, sound system, aluminum bleachers will also be constructed. The university authorities are willing to complete the renovations before the first meeting of the track team for the 2012.
April 15, 2013
The look of hardwood floors in your home can be a lovely flooring option, such as are available from Empire Flooring. While you may want the look of hardwood floors, this does not necessarily mean that you must install hardwood floors at home. In fact, many homeowners that have hardwood floors will have to pay for costly maintenance as well as spend plenty of time caring for those floors.
Fortunately, you can still have the appearance of hardwood floors by installing laminate flooring instead. Flooring specialists, such as Empire Today, have a range of laminate flooring options that are available. In the United States and Canada, laminate flooring is also known as floating wood tile. Laminate flooring is synthetic and it simulates wood, along with a protective layer.
Another advantage of laminate flooring is that it is easy to install. You can have it installed quickly by a professional installer, or you may even do it yourself if you have the time and inclination. Often, laminate flooring can be installed by simply placing glue on the back of each panel and pressing it down onto the floor.
Overall, if you want the look of hardwood flooring, don't forget that you can also choose laminate flooring, which is cheaper and easier to install and maintain. It is also known to be more durable than carpet flooring.