Author: Randi B. Hagi
With funding decisions for the new high school now being debated by the school board and city council, the term “debt capacity” is getting a turn in the limelight. It refers to the city’s ability to borrow money, which, like personal lines of credit, has a limit.
An alternative construction plan for the new high school that would delay building most athletics facilities won approval from the Harrisonburg School Board in a meeting on Thursday evening.
While Ronald Requeño generally feels safe walking through the halls of Harrisonburg High School, a bit of unease nags at him.
The new high school’s plans are headed for more revisions — potentially delaying construction of many athletics facilities — as a result of Tuesday’s city council meeting when city officials expressed their concerns about the building’s $87.2 million cost.
Harrisonburg’s new school will cost no more than $87.2 million, the school board decided in a unanimous vote at its meeting Tuesday, as it recommended updated designs to go to the city council for its final approval.
Less than a year into regulating Airbnb properties and other “short-term rentals,” Harrisonburg might soon see changes to that system, including making it easier for those who operate “homestay” rentals out of their house.
A multi-story, mixed-use apartment complex planned on Reservoir Street is moving forward after a series of close votes by the Harrisonburg City Council on Tuesday.
Fred is an affectionate, inquisitive fellow — energetic despite some ongoing health struggles. This isn’t a personal ad, although Fred is looking to meet the right person. He is a five-year-old dog, named after the teen sleuth from Scooby Doo, and he’s a current resident of the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA animal shelter.