Thursday, September 21, 2017
The possibility of solar energy becoming a reality in Hemingford was discussed some more during the Village of Hemingford Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19.
The board was given more information from GenPro Energy Solutions, a company that has been at several meetings to discuss the possibility of utilizing solar energy in Hemingford.
Molly Brown, Vice President of Energy Production, gave the board members handouts to show what a one megawatt solar farm structure would look like in Hemingford.
The handout showed 3,436 320-watt solar panels (for example: GOAL ZERO NOMAD 100 ) Brown explained that they use northwest facing solar trackers that sit in rows from north to south and follow the sun from the east to the west.
“What that allows you to do is really capture the morning sun and the afternoon sun when Nebraska Public Power District’s normal peak demands just happen to hit,” Brown said.
Brown went over two major types of financing options for the project, including a power purchase agreement and a long term municipal lease.
Brown said once the financial model is complete, she and the board could delve into some work sessions.
In other news (and related to the solar energy project discussion), the board unanimously approved signing a Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA) Waiver Agreement with Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD). The Village of Hemingford is a wholesale municipality of NPPD.
Terry Rajewich, account manager for NPPD, was on hand to discuss the waiver with the board. Prior to making the decision to sign the waiver, the board went into executive session for about 15 minutes.
As Rajewich explained, PURPA requires a utility to purchase the output of a renewable energy qualified facility at full avoided wholesale cost. Typical qualified facilities include wind and solar projects. One of the pros that Rajewich gave for signing the waiver included that it provides protection for Hemingford with leverage in pricing negotiations.
After signing the waiver agreement, Chairman John Annen thanked both representatives from NPPD and GenPro for coming to the meeting and explaining things.
“This is a big project,” he said.
Annen said for being a small community, he feels Hemingford is being progressive for looking at something like this and trying to get something accomplished.
“Without you guys working together, we would never get this accomplished and I really appreciate it,” he said.
Rajewich said this will be an educational process for the community.
The board also stated they would be strongly interested in holding a town hall meeting down the road to further discuss solar energy.
In other news, the board took action on and/or discussed the following items:
• Heard from Hemingford resident Terry Elliot, who said he’d like to be notified by the Village office when a tenant of his rental notifies the Village that they are moving. Elliot said his reasoning for this was that he would want to have services to the home shut off rather than have them go back into his name as the landlord. While several board members stated it isn’t the Village’s responsibility to do this, the board stated they would check with the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) to see what their options are with possibly making a policy regarding the matter.
• Heard a Utility Department update from Utility Supervisor Kyle Huss. Huss stated the Utility Department found some more line work that will need to be done. They’d like to get it complete before winter, he said. The pool and baseball field have been winterized. Huss also stated he and Utility Department employee Colt Frahm attended a water conference recently in Gering. Huss also reported that last month’s water test came back good.
• Heard a Police Department update from Police Chief Dusty Bryner. Bryner reported that things have been going well the last few months. Regarding an ordinance stating unlicensed vehicles are not to be parked on the roadway, Bryner said people have been very receptive to this and vehicles are getting moved. Board member Lynda Novotny also thanked Bryner for the Hemingford Police Department’s presence at the recent street dance in Hemingford. Bryner said there were no issues at the dance and it gave them an opportunity to walk around and visit with the public.
• Heard an administrator’s report from Village Administrator Barb Straub. Straub said they have new computers up and running in the office and that they’re working great. She also noted that the Village’s budget has been submitted to the State and all other necessary entities.
The board’s next regular meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17.
Monday, July 10, 2017
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Friday, April 28, 2017
To start your handcrafted patchwork quilt you may need material. Patches can constitute a stylish, yet old style quilt that can survive for a long time to come. You just cut the bits of your fabric to come up with patches in addition to design, stitching in straightforward numeric lines. In the event that you are making the usually handcrafted patchwork quilt, you'll want materials, including long stripes, squares, arched shapes, and rectangles. You're capable of leaving out the contours that curve should you not care to go all the way through the steps of producing elaborate handmade patchwork quilts.
Assembling A Handmade Patchwork Quilt
During the time of designing a handcrafted patchwork quilt quilters will use patches to build a quilt with lots of sections, like the quilts that resemble the Picasso artwork, or else the fundamental quilts. When you gather your patches, you'll need to form blocks of your material. The blocks in crafter language contain the "corn and legumes," motifs, "turkey tracks, maple leaf, Robbing Peter to Pay Paul" and so forth.
Before commencing your handmade patchwork quilt you'll need to decide on the blocking scheme. You've got the choice of the 4-patch scheme, or else the 9-patch. The patch block schemes make up grids, that fill in various uncomplicated lines in amounts alongside contours. The 4-patch is among the standard designs used to create standard quilts also is among the more straightforward quilt patterns. The 9-patch is also used, yet other versions comprise on other geometric grids. When you learn to quilt you may want, to begin with the lower block inches, you'll what is more must understand the best way to make up edges to perfect your quilt. Quilting for beginners shouldn't be complicated, by sticking to simple quilt patterns is a means to make this less avocation less daunting.
The FOUR-patch is 4-squares factored into a numerical grid. As an example, you can draw a box, draw a cross inside, and count 1-4 to carry through the 4-block scheme. To continue to the 4-patch scheme you'd need to contain squares, stripes, etc. The entire notion behind the 4-patch scheme is you could use a choice of patches to generate a vibrant quilt.
When you elect on the sort of your handcrafted patchwork quilt, you are going to desire to take into consideration your schemes. In the event you are working the 4-patch scheme on blocks, around 4 inches then you are going to wish to cut your patches 2 inches in squares. The more complicated the scheme, the more spot inch squares you'd need. For instance, if you were to create a 12-block scheme, you'd need twelve spots and cut into six-inch squares. On the flip side, if you were having the 9-patch thought, selecting the 12-inch blocks then you'd cut your patches into 4-inch squares. Now you're able to produce your templates. Templates in crafting vocabulary are designs, which are cut from heavy duty fabrics, or materials. You need to possess the templates to make an easily squared quilt, or else prepare to truly have a fight on yours!
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Sunday, April 9, 2017
Nothing says elegance and style more than a Seiko watch. For years vintage Seiko Watches have been known for crafting some of the finest watches in different themes and styles. Seiko watches can be found dominating the headlines in print ads, television commercials and magazines. Although there are quite a few vintage Seiko watch series to consider, the top two series for vintage Seiko watches are undeniably the Seiko Coutura watches and Seiko Sportura series watches. Within these collections lies the best Seiko Watches has to offer.
The Seiko Coutura watches collection starts with an elegant base design and then goes from there. Some top models in the Seiko Coutura series display the traits of a great vintage Seiko watch. The Seiko Men's Brown Dial Two-Tone Bracelet watch is a big seller featuring a stainless steel two-tone band, brown face and gold-tone accents and crown. Although visually a beautiful watch the SGEB76 also features sapphire crystal, which is most scratch-resistant for longevity, a date calendar and a water resistance of 100 meters. Another top watch from the Seiko Coutura series is the Seiko Men's Coutura Alarm Chronograph watch. The SNA694 is highlighted by a gold-tone band and casing, with a charcoal dial to give a wonderful look to this well-crafted timepiece. Three subdials are also featured on the display making this watch another best-seller.
Seiko Sportura series gets it's inspiration from the Honda Racing Formula One Team and this fact can be obviously seen in the design of these watches. The Seiko Sportura Chronograph Honda Racing Team Limited Edition watch has subdials on the display mirrored after race car gauges and a black and red rubber strap. A true sports watch, the SNA749 has a chronograph that can measure up to sixty minutes in increments of 1/5 seconds. But the best of the best is certainly the Seiko Sportura Kinetic Chronograph Limited Edition timepiece. This very special watch comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the CEO of Honda and Seiko and features the most precise of movements. Using Seiko's Kinetic technology the SLQ023 is powered by the movement of your wrist and never requires a battery. Only 750 of these watches have been crafted.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
To know what type of roofing to choose, you have to equip yourself with the basic knowledge. Generally, there are 4 different types that roofs can be categorized into.
- A flat roof, as its name indicates, lies horizontally or nearly horizontal allowing downpour to run off freely along the slight slant. Though the alternatives in terms of materials are limited, your flat roof can become an outdoor, rooftop extension to your living area and can ideally implement green roofing solutions. The key to a successful flat roof is an expertly constructed and protected membrane.
- Low pitch roofs are made distinct by their slight slope which makes it easy to walk on them. The structures are of mixed materials and are commonly seen in older neighborhoods, specifically in bungalow styled homes.
- Medium pitch roofs are among the most common, featuring a slope which is higher than that of low pitch but not too steep.
- Steep roofs are constructed with the slope at maximum, offering fast clearance of water runoff but the highest level of difficulty in terms of repairs.
Along with the varying types of roofing, another consideration to take is the material with which you plan to build the roof. Depending on the slope you choose, there are already sets of materials ideal that narrows down your options. Some of the most common materials include: metal, clay, slate, asphalt, clay, concrete, felt and ceramic. Both the slope and material contributes largely to the overall look and aesthetic touch so make sure to match them with the style of your New York home.
Other factors to look into when deciding what roofing to choose include: the cost, ease of installation, quality craftsmanship, insulation offered and extra insulation needed, level of maintenance, and lifespan of material. It is very important to foresee if you, as homeowner, could keep up with the maintenance required to keep your roofs looking and working as good as new. Religiously sticking to a regular evaluation and repairing leaks as soon as detected could also lead to achieving the maximum lifespan.
How properly the roofing system is installed can make or break the success of the project. So if you think you are not up to the back-breaking task, then better let the qualified local roofing contractors to do the job for you. While in the selection process, look into the estimates, detailed proposal, references, experience and clientele satisfaction history, safety measures implemented, and warranties. Why choose local contractors? Arising problems and future problems regarding the job are easily remedied with hired roofers NYC, contractors Brooklyn, or other commercial roofing NYC contractors servicing local areas.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
If being a start-up business owner has been your dream for some time, and now that you’ve achieved it you’re finding it to be more of a nightmare than you imagined, then you should seek help and advice on how to making it a success. Even if you are the type of person who is more of a lone wolf, and prefers to do things by yourself, asking for assistance isn’t going to show to be weak. What will show you to be weak would be your business collapsing.
Handing over the reins once in awhile does not mean you’re admitting defeat or letting somebody else take over your dream: it’s a practical way to make sure that your business is performing to its full potential. Having total control of a business is every business owner’s dream. However, having total control of a business, for anybody, even its owner, is not a realistic prospect. You should seek to hire, if you haven’t already done so, a number of professionals to help you steer the ship that is your business away from any potential icebergs. Having an accountant or financial advisor on board, for instance, would take the financial burdens away from you. They would assist you in regards to aspects such as the drawing up of business plans; tax issues; VAT and PAYE procedures as well helping with certain legal requirements. You could also seek to hire or build a relationship with an experienced in-house lawyer, who would make light work of any legal requirements that you face.
Monday, March 20, 2017
As the fall starts getting colder and the days start getting shorter, it means that the winter is almost at your door. Winter brings a lot of house-related problems along with it, and roofing problems are among them. During the winter, homeowners may face various roof issues, including ice dams formation, condensation, and damage to the property. These problems are tough to cure in winter because of the weather conditions, but can be evaded if you take proper care of your roof in fall.
Fall is the best time to prepare your house for winter, but that doesn't mean these issues would stop haunting you. So, even if you did all the roof repair Bronx and maintenance work before winter, but still facing issues, don't despair. You have to get these problems fixed immediately.
In this post, we will discuss some really easy roof repair Bronx and maintenance tips that would help you to get through winter months without much trouble.
Fall roof maintenance
During fall, inspect your roof for any damage or deterioration, and if you find any, get them fixed immediately. In winter, you need to be even more vigilant and proactive. Check regularly for any signs of icicles build-up and ice dams - especially after a snowstorm or windstorm, etc. Make sure that your fascia and downspout are not clogged with debris, ice, snow, dead leaves, etc. Use a roof rake to eliminate excess snow buildups.
Flashing and chimney repair
If you see any leakage or droppings in your house, on the roof around the chimney area, that means the flashing of the chimney is leaking. This could damage the chimney as well as the roof. So, get your chimney and flashing properly inspected in the fall only, and if something is wrong, get it repaired. Your roof repair Bronx company should have the chimney service too, if not, hire a chimney repair company. If you plan to DIY the flashing repair task, pay proper attention to the temperature, so that the adhesive used in the repair do not freeze in cold weather.
The shingles that use some metal fasteners or are nailed down can be repaired or replaced at any point of the year. However, you need to pay extra attention so that the roofing material do not crack or break. If you know how about the properties of your roofing material and know how to repair it, go ahead, get the job done. But, if you have no idea about it, do not get on the roof and damage the roof even further. Call your roof repair Bronx and let them repair it for you. Remember, you need an experienced roof repair contractor to work on your roof because an amateur contractor would be no better than you and could damage the roof just like you.
Gutters are crucial, but most underestimated part of the roof, which plays a huge role in saving your roof from winter by keeping it dry and clear. Keep a regular check-up and cleaning schedule for gutters and if they damaged, get them replaced immediately. Gutters also save your fascia board and house walls from water damage and keep the walkways dry and clean. If your gutters are blocked, they won't remove roof water properly. Which means, there would be overflowing water all around your house, which could cause a lot of problems, including damage to the foundation of your house. As long as your gutters are clean and dry, they can be repaired or replaced (if damaged), even during winter, just as they can be repaired in summer. So, keep your gutters clear of any debris to maintain a good drainage system in your house, and save your roof.
If you are suddenly noticing any leaks in your house, it may be because of your attic. Your house produces a significant amount of heat every day in winter, which escapes through the roof of your house. With time, this process weakens the insulation of your attic, and when the snow starts to melt on your roof, it leads to leakage from the roof. It's your responsibility to check the insulation in your attic on the regular basis, and when you find a leak, know that it's time to re-do the insulation. If you put in enough time, money and investment to re-do your attic insulation into something sustainable, you would face much less of these leakage and other roofing problems.
Yes, trees are a vital part of our environment and look so beautiful when they are surrounding your house. However, if by chance, a huge tree is hanging above your house, it could be hazardous for your roof. You have to take action to make sure that no such risk is hovering over your house roof. Call tree service and take their help in solving the issue. If they think that the tree could be trimmed from over your house and would not cause any serious issue in future, get it trimmed. If it's really necessary to remove the tree to safeguard your family and house, then only get it removed. Having trees around your house is a good thing as they keep the air fresh. But at the same time, you need to be more careful to keep your roof clear of all the debris like branches and dead leaves, etc.
If your roof is made of metal or wood and shingles, you can get it replaced at any point of the year, regardless of the season. If you have a flat roof, made of rubber, you have to wait till spring to get a replacement. This is particularly because of the adhesives used with flat roof material are mostly temperature dependent and could freeze and not work properly in winter. Call your roof repair service and take their advice on the matter.
So, these were some easy tips on roof repair and maintenance in winter, to help you get through the season without many hitches. If you are facing more serious roofing problems, contact your roof repair service immediately.