From Times Dispatch article:
The organization that oversees Richmond CenterStage and the Altria Theater is asking the city of Richmond for $1.75 million to a pay a tax bill it never expected.
Richmond Performing Arts Center, the public-private partnership behind both renovation projects, created a for-profit company called RPAC Inc. in order to take advantage of historic tax credits for the renovation work.
But the organization and the city apparently overlooked or misinterpreted a law that requires for-profit companies to pay real estate taxes on leasehold interests in publicly owned properties that would otherwise be exempt from taxation.
“What I can’t understand is how one might think that they wouldn’t be required to pay real estate taxes from a private, for-profit entity,” said Agelasto, 5th District. “It seems to me that somebody got advice that didn’t quite mirror to what the federal law was.”
See earlier posts on this subject here, here, and here.
It had to be cancelled previously due to technical difficulties and rain, but Rev. Turner is determined to show this!
From email announcement:
Community Movie Night
October 24 at Dusk
Final Movie of the Season
(behind Pine Street Baptist Church)
Free refreshments served
From Valentine Richmond History Center website:
October 25, 2014
Explore the significant role that women’s groups played in Hollywood Cemetery’s history from the Civil War to the present. Stops include gravesites of female residents who led independent lives as educators, authors, preservationists, suffragists, humanitarians or as the power behind the scenes of famous men.
$15 per person
$10 for History Center Members
Cash or check, or purchase online.
This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine Richmond History Center.
Does this have something to do with the big light pole that was on the ground?
HIT AND RUN
6XX S BELVIDERE ST
Oct 20, 2014 at 1:21 am
Data provided by Richmond Police Department
From email announcement:
Happy National Food Day!
It’s Real JUST Food Day @ Byrd House Market
Shop Real Food from our Local Growers and Makers.
Check out all items being raffled at the information table at the Byrd House Market Tuesdays 3:30-7 PM. All proceeds will benefit William Byrd Community House’s Byrd House Market and Neighborhood Nutrition Incentive Fund (provides SNAP matching funds and family discounts at the Market)! Winners will be announced on the opening day of Renegade Market. Prizes include:
a photography book titled “Sunburn” by local artist Chris McCaw
a numbered and signed lithograph of the Byrd House Market from local illustrator Eliza B. Askin
a gift package from Quirk Gallery
MAKE YOUR OWN BIRDFEEDER!
Children can join Emily and Louis in the Community Garden today to make their very own birdfeeder to take home.
Renegade Market, our winter market, will begin Tuesday, November 4. Join us every Tuesday of the season between 3 and 6 PM!
THE $10 DEAL graciously offered by
Agriberry, Origins Farm, Byrd Farm, Epic Gardens, and Tomten Farm
Open to the Public @ VCU:
TONIGHT, October 21st
Growing Cities Film and Discussion; Commons Theater, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Thursday, October 23rd
Healthy Eating on $5 a day; Commons Theater, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Real Food, Just Food Panel Discussion; Commons Virginia Rooms C/D, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Oct. 28: Closing Day
Deals, a Vendor Pot-Luck & Raffles!
Nov. 4 is Election Day and first day of the Renegade Market!
SNAP @ THE MARKET
Use Your Credit, Debit or SNAP EBT Cards!
for directions and more.
The City’s Urban Design Committee will be doing a final review of the plans for the Idlewood roundabout on Thursday, November 6th at 10 am in the 5th floor conference room at City Hall.
Please click the following link to see the letter on this subject.
Also, you can click here for a previous post.
In less pleasant news, noise issues continue to be a problem.
Neighbors complained of multiple fireworks going off at different intervals last night.
While this morning, neighbors were woken up by loud Top 40 music from a sound system at the VCU athletic fields over on Linden and W. Cary that could be heard as far south as the 600 blocks of S.Cherry and Laurel.
From one neighbor:
Sunday morning at 8:15 am, I was awakened by loud music blaring through my closed window. I finally went to the vcu athletic field at 9 and they were blaring loud as crap hip hop music. A Sunday morning! This has to stop.
The music is still blaring. It’s two hours straight now. Called vcu twice, met with vcu police once and an officer called me back and apologized for the noise. He said they brought their own sound system and that he has had multiple complaints every time this lacrosse group uses the field.
Many people all across RVA volunteered for Hands Across Richmond Day yesterday, a very beautiful fall day in the Commonwealth.
In these photos, volunteers, mostly VCU college students, helped buttress a pedestrian walkway over on Belle Island.