The Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) administration has completed its work programme for 2019.This was according to Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) Sherwin Wellington while addressing the Region Five Regional Democratic Council (RDC) on Friday.Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) Sherwin WellingtonHe told the gathering that the administration was given $436,160,000 under its current work programme for 2019.“To date we would have expended those funds. But on the capital side even though we would have expended all of our money, with the savings that we got, we were able to purchase additional things which we had put in the budget and were not approved in all five programme hands. We would have spent all of our allocations on the current budget. We’ve just a few more vouchers to add in, so all the money we would have gotten from the Parliament, we would have spent.”Region Five has been plagued with the RDC not being able to have successful meetings ever since January 2016. In fact, over the past year, the Council has not been able to have any fruitful discussion.Wellington, who was at the time serving as the Clerk of the RDC, acknowledged that the lack of meetings has had a negative impact on the Region.He took the opportunity to call on Councillors to unite for the betterment of the Region.“When you sit here, you sit as a council putting aside party affiliation. So, as a council, you will be able to make decisions that will represent all and that would benefit everyone. So, from 2020, let us all work together and we will get progress when we work together,” the DREO told the RDC.Meanwhile, Wellington said that funds from other Ministries which were pumped into the Region have also been exhausted.
The station still has a 204-square-foot tower, but that antenna’s signal reaches only Los Angeles and Orange counties and it is spotty in places. The aviation community has opposed rebuilding the tower. Liberal Seekers club sets meeting LA HABRA – The Liberal Seekers Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at the Seasons Senior Center, 200 W. Whittier Blvd. Participants will view a video called, “Seniors for Peace,” which will be followed by a discussion. For more information, call John Fantz at (562) 696-0375 or Clay Costner at (562) 690-4806. Public safety meeting planned MONTEBELLO – Montebello public safety officials will hold a special open meeting from 8:30 a.m. to about 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the City Hall chambers, 1600 W. Beverly Blvd. Police and fire department officials will explain their operations and expenditures to the public and project their needs for the rest of the fiscal year ending in July. Residents can learn how public safety departments are funded and will be able to ask questions. For more information, call City Hall at (323) 887-1367. Adult school plans spring classes WHITTIER – The Whittier Adult School’s business department is offering training for the data entry clerk, customer service clerk, office assistant, administrative assistant and accounting clerk when spring classes begin April 9. Spring registration fee is $35 for day classes and $10 for evening classes. A class schedule can be picked up at the school, 9401 S. Painter Ave. For more information, call (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300 or visit www.whittieradultschool.edu. Firm to help plan aquatic center LA MIRADA – The City Council has agreed to hire Pasadena-based La Canada Design Group to provide final design concepts for Splash, the aquatic center now under construction, and the city gymnasium. The firm will be paid no more than $53,258. It will be asked to provide exterior architectural enhancement elements and finishes to the buildings of the aquatic center and gymnasium. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST WHITTIER – Adult Vocal Development classes will be offered from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning April 10 in the music room at Pioneer High School, 10800 Benavon St. The class develops articulation, projection, stage presence, solo, group and ensemble singing. Instruction includes note reading and ear training and exposure to many styles of music, including classical, jazz and contemporary. The class will run through June 12. Registration will be available on the first day of class, with a cash registration fee of $35. For more information, call Glenda Hilliard at (562) 698-8121 Ext. 1300. Study ordered on radio tower LA MIRADA – The city has hired Keeton Kreitzer Consulting to prepare an environmental impact report for a tower that KFI wants to rebuild. The company will be paid $53,000 – a fee that KFI will reimburse. The former 760-foot tower was struck down in an airplane accident about two years ago. KFI now wants to rebuild it at a reduced height of 684 feet.