LETTER TO EDITOR: COUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF HATFIELD TO PURSUE CHANGES IN COUNTY POLICYS

first_imgCOUNTY COMMISSIONER JEFF HATFIELD TO PURSUE CHANGES IN COUNTY POLICY Dear Editor,I am very excited about two issues I intend to pursue in 2020.I intend to put up for a vote this year a new “Sexual and General Harassment “ Policy for Vanderburgh County Government employees. This is long overdue. Our current policy is not up to date. We intend to research some of the strongest languages from other entities across the country and incorporate these in our Policies. Workers have the right to a safe and harassment-free work environment and our policy should be clear-cut and straightforward. I intend to protect our workforce!The second change I intend to pursue is allowing ATV’s onto some of our most rural roads.Currently, this is not allowed. Of course, we will continue to prohibit this on all major thoroughfares, but there are currently roads that get very little traffic that is used by farmers and recreationists that it is currently not legal for them to drive on. I intend to make this legal.Other than these two, it will always be my goal to re-pave more of our roads each year, to make our roads the best in Indiana!Sincerely,Jeff HatfieldVanderburgh County CommissionerFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Maharashtra stands to lose Rs 100 cr if IPL is shifted: BCCI secretary,Maharashtra stands to lose Rs 100 cr if IPL is shifted: BCCI secretary

first_imgPublished on cricket A day after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said he is fine with the IPL moving out of the drought-affected state, his party colleague and BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today warned that doing so will result in a loss of Rs 100 crore for the state.“Maharashtra gains Rs 100 crore from IPL and if the tournament goes out of the state, it will be a loss for the state,” Thakur told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.He said the figure is based on a study done by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).Faced with criticism over huge quantity of water usage for IPL pitches, Fadnavis had yesterday said: “We do not have any problem, if IPL is shifted from Maharashtra this season. No potable water will be provided for IPL this year.”Thakur suggested the money earned from IPL can be better utilised by the Maharashtra Government for tackling drought and taking relief measures for the affected population.It can be noted that Maharashtra will be hosting 18 matches, spread across Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, during the this year’s season of the popular domestic T20 tournament.He clarified the Cricket Board, too, is very concerned about the water crisis in the state and does not want to use potable water for maintaining the grounds.It is also mulling to adopt drought-hit villages along with the franchises, who have been asked to prepare a report on what else can be done on the drought-mitigation front, Thakur said.The franchises and BCCI will be presenting their side to the Bombay High Court on April 12 during the hearing of a petition on shifting the IPL matches out of the state in the wake of water scarcity, he said.A city-based NGO has petitioned the court challenging the use of over 60 lakh litres of water to maintain pitches and sought shifting of IPL matches out of the state given the second successive drought it is experiencing.Thakur acknowledged the cash-rich tournament has always been dogged by “unwanted controversies” in its nine- year history but stressed the league does a lot of good by helping “talent meet opportunity’’.The multi-city event, which is spread over nearly two months, helps the country’s youth find right cricket opportunities and also boosts the tourism sector, said the 41-year-old BCCI Secretary, who is also a Lok Sabha MP. ipl SHARE RELATED Will use treated sewage water for ground maintenance: BCCI null × All eyes on ‘King Carlos’ as Delhi Daredevils face KKR IPL: the silly season is here IPL 2016 IPL: Astral Poly Technik ties up with Gujarat Lions Maharashtra to make all public services online this year April 09, 2016 MCA moves apex court against shifting of IPL matches from Maharashtra COMMENTS COMMENT 0 SHARE SHARE EMAIL ipllast_img read more