Archive for January 11, 2015

3 New Boilers For TAG Center Mayville For $120,000

According to the Wisconsin news, TAG Center in Mayville is set to buy 3 new boilers after it has experienced 2 boiler failures. In November 17, 2014, one of the three boilers of TAG Center failed due to problems with the heat exchanger. Shortly after the failure of the first boiler, a second boiler stopped working. According to Dave Pieper, the maintenance director of the Center, the current boilers have been operating for 12 and half years for 365 days a year. The boilers provide the heat for the facility as well as all the hot water at 195 degrees every day.

Bids were sought for boiler repairs so that the heat exchanger can be fixed. The bids totaled $17,229 however; the city decided that instead of boiler repairs, they are going to purchase new and more efficient boilers. As per requirement, the new boilers will not exceed $120,000 and this amount should include new piping as well as electrical equipment and pumps. The council approved the purchase for 3 new boilers to avoid emergency situations from recurring. If the TAG center does not get a new boiler, it might have to be shutdown.

One of the boilers has been replaced at the center with the second shortly after Christmas. The third boiler will be installed when the weather starts to get warmer and this boiler will only be used exclusively during the summer months. The other two boilers will be shut off in order to minimize energy costs.

The money that will be used to purchase the 3 boilers will come from Bachhuber Foundation’s donation for the improvement of the TAG Center. The donation with a total amount of $820,000 is for improvements that include additional classrooms and storage space as well other related improvements that will enhance the center so that its revenue will be maximized.

A plan must be developed for the improvement of the TAG Center and it must be jointly approved by the Bachhuber Foundation and the common council. Alderman Vince Longo was volunteered as project manager who will work with the foundation so that the goals of improving TAG Center will be realized by 2015.

The 5 Hottest Design Trends For 2015

Everybody wants their homes to look trendy for 2015. Matching furniture with the color of walls is one of the fads you can forget. Experts at Zillow Digs say that a more sophisticated look can be expected for 2015. This will incorporate gold hardware, natural textures and modern undertone with a mid-century theme. Zillow Digs design experts are announcing the 5 trends for 2015 so you better get ready to call your painters/interior decorators to do a home makeover.

Gold fixtures

Homeowners can mix and match silver and stainless steel fixtures with gold fixtures. You can even go bold with an all gold design. Bathrooms can be enhanced with gold faucets. A gold and bronze gryphon lamp can be used as the focal point in the living room. You can always look for ideas from the boudoir room of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage with all its impressive features.

Cowhide

Cowhides have been processed to make different items which can enhance the aesthetics of your home. Zillow Digs designers say that cowhide will find its way into pillow, rugs, throw blankets and artwork. A few pieces of pillows and throws in cowhide can make a perhaps accent to bedroom design.

Wallpaper

You should expect an increase in available colors and designs including textures in wallpapers. Home improvement stores certainly anticipate that everyone will be trying to spruce up the home for 2015. You can say goodbye to plain white walls. You have lots of choices from bold light blue mixed with yellow or a combination of purple and white flowers. If you want to be demure, you can always choose a lime green option.

Blue accent colors

Blue is an ideal complement to Marsala, the Pantone color for 2015. Blue is an attractive accent for interior decorating and their deep natural hues will add extra vibrancy to the warm earth tone of Marsala. You can always spruce up a room with a bold blue chair or a blue and gold accent chair.

Modern/Mid-century modern elements

While this trend will be popular for 2015, make sure to take extra care when integrating this trend so that it won’t take over your home. If you want to bring back the 70’s, make it subtle by simply adding a slight touch.

Incoming Partnership Of Google Nest And ADT Security Firm

Forbes and Naren Gursahaney, CEO of ADT, announced the incoming partnership of the famous Google’s Nest and the biggest security firm ever known in the world, the ADT. According to reports, both parties are now handling their own personnel in making a mobile application that will enable their customers to get a hold of their security; alarm that sets off for carbon monoxide detection and internet related security connection. This whole setup is very advantageous to ADT for a fact that it will enhance its chances of being availed and used by more people. So as an overall view, both ADT and Google Nest will be able to get acquire benefits form this merger.

The IFTTT or what is known as If This Then That will also be a part of the whole process since it is already in connection with the ADT security firm. Its niche is about the interlinking of devices and web pages to hardware. Even though there is no direct understanding between the brands Google and IFTTT, it is already established that a relationship will eventually grow along the way.

Dropcam, a product of Google Nest is said to have a high budget for maintenance. In collaboration of both companies, ADT will offer a lesser price for the security maintenance such as systems that involve in monitoring of any fixable damages in the Nest which will enable the directory to save a backup for all the loaded videos in the Cloud. With this, customers will be able to save more money and keep the services. Also with the connections that the ADT has; from fire departments to numerous emergency services; it is expected that a safer hub will be established.

In this merger, more people will be given chances for job employments since both parties will need more people to accommodate questioning customers. It is said that this will have a great impact for those who have been working in call center companies. Furthermore, lesser expenses for their products and services will be felt by many avid customers thus increasing their chances to get more commission and benefits in terms of profitable gains.

Durham City Homes Gets Green Lights For Installation Of Parking Areas And Driveways

Good news to come in Durham City Homes! They are getting the budget and the go signal to make driveways and parking areas in each of the houses contained in the DCH.

S officer patrols stroll around the areas occupied by the Durham City Homes; Framwell Moor and Pity Me; they found out about the uncomfortable parking positions of vehicles beside the streets and in used pavements. The council designated for the improvement of the DCH driveways has been battling for the allocation of funds that will fix this issue. They claimed to have constantly reminded the higher ranked personnel about this matter. And now they are assured about the finality of the positive outcome.

The houses located in Lilac and Kirby Avenue that is found in Framwell Moor together with those that are located in Pity Me; Hudspeth Crescent and The Avenue; will get the compensation for the installation of driveways and parking areas. There will be a total of 52 houses to get this project benefit that will commence soon. For particularity, the Hudspeth Crescent will have two parking areas that are four spaced.

Liberal Democrat head of offices, Mark Wilkes, Amanda Hopgood and Mamie Simmons, donated to the whole project. They got the approval of the public to contribute some of their community money so that it the whole venture will not lack money and will continue until everything is done. Mr. Wilkes shared their concern about their area not getting the rightful share of funding. They said to have always looked for ways to improve this aspect of their community and with the allocated budget now they are expecting betterment of the parking ways.

The exact amount given for the whole installment of parking areas and driveways is £125,000; and the council donated £10,000. All in all they have £135,000 for the project. It is said to start in January and will be in the process of finishing for a few months. They will get their funds in the Housing Revenue Account in Durham. Everyone is expecting to see further positive changes in their community in the years to come.