Thursday, January 19, 2017
Tom Perriello listens to an IUE-CWA Local 162 union member asking about automation.
Tom Perriello’s last stop in his listening tour through Roanoke was at the IUE-CWA Local 162 Roanoke headquarters where about 10 union rank and file members and union shop stewards from Verizon, ITT now the Harris Corporation, GE and Virginia Transformer peppered him with questions. Union members are not shy about asking questions.
Before Perriello arrived Jack Roland Chief Steward with Local 82162 at Harris Corporation said he wanted to know how Perriello views the future of the working class. Where does he see unions place in the future.
Jeff Moran, who works for Harris Corporation (again formerly ITT
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Market Building Partners LP, general partner of Market Building GP, LLC submitted the successful bid at the 2:00 p.m. city council meeting Monday. It was the one and only bid.
The public hearing was held at 7:00 p.m. and with an uneventful unanimous vote the Market Building ended five years of city control. The 40-year agreement sets out the terms to perform the renovation repair and operation of the City Market building for a consideration of one-dollar a year.
The project is now eligible for state and federal tax credits through the Market Building Foundation that consists of seven members:
Phil Davis, Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission
Beth Deel, Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce
Gordon Hancock, Economic Development Authority
Stephen Lemon, DRI representative
Sherman Stovall, City’s Director of Management & Budget
Larry Davidson, At large and
Doug Waters, At large.
Market Building Foundation, Inc will take the next step and search for management of the building. The management agreement will be fee based and contain expectations for fulfillment of defined services.
Responsibilities for management will include staffing, accounting, cleaning, custodial, security and routine maintenance. The agreement even details light bulb changing, snow and graffiti removal, and touchup painting.
The selected management group will also be a part of establishing the lease rate structure and other vendor charges. Tenants are being offered an incentive to return to the building at its expected completion date in April 2011. Prior retail sales vendors will receive $15,000 for equipping their space. Prior food vendors will get a hefty $35,000 – an increase from the original $20,000 incentive.
Locally and regionally-owned retail sales, restaurants, and food court vendors will be recruited to lease space. There is no exclusivity clause to prevent more than one sub shop or hamburger vendor from locating in the building.
The management group will also operate the multi-purpose event venue on the second floor.
Posted By Valerie Garner
Categories: Business, Politics, Roanoke City Politics
Tags: city_council, market_building