Captain Cook CruisesMurray PrincessMurray RiverSeaLink The iconic paddlewheeler, PS Murray Princess will journey on two seven night Renmark cruises on the Murray River departing from Mannum in South Australia on Friday 1 December 2017 and from Renmark on Friday 22 December 2017.Both Renmark cruises follow in the wake of the great 19th century pioneers, passing through five locks between Mannum and Renmark near the Victorian border.According to SeaLink general manager Donna Gauci, “This is the first time we have operated this amazing cruise since 2012 and we are thrilled to be able to offer this popular cruise once again.”Prices for the seven night Mannum to Renmark cruise start from AUD$2238 per person twin share and prices for the Renmark to Mannum Christmas cruise start from AUD$2448 per person twin share.Fares include accommodation, all meals, guided nature walks, eco-excursions, onboard presentations, the Captain’s Dinner and Dance, live entertainment, use of the sauna, spa, sun deck, bar, two lounges, restaurant and mini gymnasium, return coach transfers to and from selected Adelaide CBD hotels to Mannum and Renmark or return to the Adelaide Airport and secure car parking in Mannum.
Your opportunity to submit letters on matching Bend’s zoning map to the Comprehensive Plan map to be in alignment with the new Urban Growth Boundary (UGB).This Wednesday, February 7, at a 5pm Work Session of the Bend City Council, a discussion will be held on the proposal to match Bend’s zoning map to the Comprehensive Plan map.During this work session, Bend City Council will hear a presentation from staff on a proposal to overlay the City’s zoning map to its Comprehensive Plan map, allowing the zoning to match the decisions within the recently approved UGB. It is critical for the business community to weigh-in on this proposal.By aligning the zone map with the Comprehensive Plan, it will allow intended types of development to occur that were part of the robust UGB discussion.– ACTION –Bend Chamber Advocacy Council is asking that you write a letter in support of this proposal and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the February 7 work session.To see the full agenda of the City Council Work Session and regular Business Meeting click HERE. Click here for the Plan/Zone Alignment Project.Implications if the Maps are Not Aligned –If the maps do not match and a business owner, developer or property owner wants to develop or expand, most likely a zone change application would be required with the City.Zone change applications often result in delaying the project, increasing the cost and possibly result in a costly appeal.Application fees alone can be $6000 or higher, with potential additional cost of consultants and lawyers.While normally having public comment on projects can invite healthy debate, in this case, the appeal process will be redundant, as the zoning decisions have already been made during the UGB process. The property ultimately must be developed consistent with the Comprehensive Plan except in a few rare circumstances.The City has a housing crisis which affects business’ ability to attract workers. Adding cost and delay to a housing project is a no win situation.Benefits of Matching Maps –With the maps matching, the property owner would avoid the time, effort and cost of a zone change because the zone is already lined up with the City’s Comprehensive Plan.Matching the correct zones to the Comprehensive Plan update will honor the robust public process that was included in the UGB expansion.The Comprehensive Plan is acknowledged by the State of Oregon, and this update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan was part of the UGB approval. Google+ Email LinkedIn E-Headlines Tumblr Facebook Pinterest Member Alert on City Zoning Policy Decision Share. Twitter 0 on February 6, 2018 By CBN