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Poquoson Kiwanis donates proceeds from Garvey Tournament
At the The Kiwanis Club of Poquoson regular Tuesday morning breakfast meeting the club donated $2,000 each to the Portsmouth-based Edmarc Hospice for Children and the Williamsburg-based Beyond Boobs! from proceeds of the 2017 Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament.
Club president Phil Tawney presented the checks to Debbie Stitzer-Brame, Executive Director, Edmarc and Mary Beth Gibson, breast cancer survivor and co-founder of Beyond Boobs!.
Pat Garvey, club member and former club president, began the annual Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament in 2000 as a memorial to Pat's late wife Christine, a breast cancer victim. In the 17 years since the annual tournament has raised a total of over $154,000. The event touches 32 teams at 18 children each, totaling about 576 every year. In the 17 years the total impact on area youth is nearly 10,000 young people.
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Wednesday - April 26, 2017
Poquoson council discusses uses for money slated for Messick Point
Members of the Poquoson City Council floated alternative uses for money slated for a new beach at Messick Point at Monday's work session, but the council ultimately decided to return to the discussion in a month, after the council adopted a budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
The discussion of the $125,000 currently marked for the beach in the capital improvement plan came after council member Thomas J. Cannella II suggested using the money to partially pay for a new fire engine to replace an engine near the end of its life in the city.
Mayor Hunt said he did not think the council was ready to make a decision and asked to hold off for a month to allow city staff to develop proposals for what to do with the $125,000. Other council members agreed with exploring other options for the money and voiced support for either developing Messick Point or purchasing the engine.
The proposed schools budget totals about $22.29 million, about $9.9 million of which would come from the city. The proposed city budget totals $27.7 million.
Under the proposed budget, the cost of ambulance transport would increase $20 or $25, depending on the level of life support given. Basic life support would cost $450 per transport, and advanced life support would cost either $550 or $775. The mileage cost would go from $9 to $12 per mile.
The City Council will vote on adopting the proposed budget at its May 8 meeting at Poquoson City Hall.
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Tuesday - April 26, 2017
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