Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

Monday, August 1, 2016

Smaller brush pile pickup will keep crap off the street says city manager

On Jun 6 Waste Management began pick up of  intermediate size brush piles as small as 2′ x 3′. City manager Chris Morrill said, “the goal is to get crap off the street by keeping brush and bulk off the street” Skip Decker, manager of Waste Management listened to citizens concerns and council had instructed […]

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Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article – make threats

Friday, December 18, 2015

Confederate flaggers emboldened by Roanoke Times article - make threats

What sounds like a threat against the NAACP and more planned protests followed The Roanoke Times online post today. The Roanoke Times reporter, Matt Chittum, is a hit with the Confederate flag supporters who infiltrated the Roanoke Christmas parade December 11. Chittum interview good ol’ boy Daniel Highberger who founded Sons of Liberty Southwest Virginia […]

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Roanoke City citizens don’t vote for the city manager

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Roanoke City citizens don't vote for the city manager

Roanoke city council is showing its city manager, Chris Morrill, a lot of love lately by showering him with power meant for elected officials. City council members claiming to be Democrats, Independent Democrats or “Democrats In Name Only” keep giving more power to Mr. Morrill. Are not Democrats suppose to be the ethical “checks and […]

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OPINION: My brother-in-law changed city code for me

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An OPINION on City Manager’s increase in authority: Without publically explaining a reason/need – on October 7 City Council passed an amendment to Roanoke City Code that was apparently initiated by the City Attorney Dan Callaghan (though the assumption is that his brother-in-law, the City Manager Chris Morrill requested it). The amendment increases the city […]

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Sen. Kaine touches on immigration and hears business concerns

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Sen. Kaine touches on immigration and hears business concerns

“It’s time to solve the issue of Visa reform,” said U. S. Senator Tim Kaine at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday. Highly skilled talent is needed for unfilled high-tech jobs in the U.S. Forcing highly skilled educated college graduates back to their country of origin after graduation is the wrong thing to […]

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The Old/New Roanoke City Seal Wins Approval

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Old/New Roanoke City Seal Wins Approval

Of the 531 who responded to the online survey 90 percent liked the old 1884 seal over Roanoke City’s current 1906 version. City Council’s voice vote was 5-1 in favor of reverting to the 1884 city seal. Councilman Dave Trinkle was absent and Mayor Bowers was the lone dissenter. Most of those favoring the current […]

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Roanoke City seal takes the spotlight

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Roanoke City seal takes the spotlight

Until Monday citizens might have had trouble identifying any of the characteristics of the Roanoke City seal. “I think there is a woman in it,” said Fran. Another citizen said she knew it was white. City Manager Chris Morrill brought the details of the 107 year old seal to city council’s attention at the Monday […]

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Call AG Ken Cuccinelli for advice on Roanoke’s seal

Friday, March 1, 2013

Call AG Ken Cuccinelli for advice on Roanoke's seal

Where is the Tea Party when you need them. They should be up in arms over such government waste. It is a  UN Agenda 21 conspiracy after all. Call AG Ken Cuccinelli about this. He is an expert on government seals and artistic decency. Attorney General Cuccinelli will stop using “virtuous” label pin I suspect […]

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New city attorney will start work without the title

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New city attorney will start work without the title

New Hampshire lawyer Daniel Callaghan was selected by council from a pool of 33 applicants to fill the vacant Roanoke City Attorney position on July 16, 2012. Colin Baenziger of Baenziger & Associates was the same recruiter that located Chris Morrill for Roanoke city manager in 2010. Morrill, Callaghan’s brother-in-law responded in an email inquiry to […]

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Roanoke Civic Center subsidy remains stable

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Roanoke Civic Center subsidy remains stable

Robyn Schon Roanoke Civic Center manager said that since the Roanoke Civic Center has been managed by Global Spectrum during the last four years the city’s subsidy has been reduced by 50 percent. The subsidy is expected to remain stable. “Decreasing the subsidy is a tricky one. We’ll never get to zero,” said Schon. By […]

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Roanoke City’s Budget for Outcomes wins Governor’s Technology Award

Friday, September 7, 2012

The City of Roanoke’s “Budget for Outcomes” is the winner in the category of “Innovative Use of Technology in Local Government.” City manager Chris Morrill  brought the improved budget process to Roanoke when he began his tenure as Roanoke’s city manager in 2010. Winners were determined by a distinguished panel of government information technology (IT) […]

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Search for Roanoke City attorney was an exhaustive effort

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Search for Roanoke City attorney was an exhaustive effort

See BOLD updated: Daniel Callaghan is Roanoke’s new city attorney but it was not a unanimous decision. He is city manager Chris Morrill’s brother-in-law. He starts with the city October 17 with a salary of $150,000. Callaghan, 57 hails from Manchester, New Hampshire where he is a partner in the law firm of Devine, Millimet […]

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