Savannah to extend housing developments at “No Cost to the Tax Payer”
The Obama Administration program, Rental Assistance Demonstration, awarded Savannah with enough for the development of 249 units in Wessels and three sister public housing neighborhoods – 100 units in Blackshear Homes, 313 units in Yamacraw Village and 210 units in Stillwell Towers for the elderly and disabled for a total of 872 units. The federal official who announced these awards January 11 said that these developments would be “at no cost to the tax payer.”
House passes $50.7 billion bill to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy
The aid package passed in the House on Tuesday 241-180. There were 192 Democrat votes and 49 Republican votes to pass the bill. The bill is now to move to the Senate where it is expected to pass. The emergency aid will help the homeowners whose homes have been damaged, assist business owners, reinforce shorelines, repair subways and commuter rail systems, fix bridges and tunnels and reimburse local governments. Even with this bill and the previous $10 billion granted, it does not cover the estimated $82 billion estimated cost of damages made by the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
First rabies clinic to be held on Saturday at the Animal Control Center
The Animal Control Unit of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department will hold its first Rabies Clinic of 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Inoculations will be available for $6 each. Animal Control officers will be on hand to help handle the cats and dogs at the Animal Control Center at 7211 Sallie Mood Drive, behind the Humane Society. This clinic will offer micro-chipping for $20 and Chatham County Tag Registration will be on hand for animal tag/pet registration. During the clinic, the center will also be open for pet adoption. All dogs brought to the clinic must be leashed or kenneled and those prone to biting must be muzzled. Cats must be brought in carriers.