Extended Tax Credit… Did you know?

To qualify for the extended tax credit deadline, service members must have served on official extended duty outside of the United States for at least 90 days during the period beginning January 1, 2009 and ending April  30, 2010.  If so, they have until April 30, 2011 to sign a sales contract and until June 30, 2011, to close on the property. Both the $8,000 first-time and the $6,500 repeat home buyer tax credits are included in the extension.
 
The rule that requires buyers to repay the credit if they move out of their home within three years has also been waived for qualified service members if they receive government orders to move.

For more info:  http://www.irs.gov/newsroom/article/0,,id=215594,00.html 

Westview Community Garden: Confirmed

Thanks to the hard work of the Westview Community Organization, Westview was granted permission to lease a vacant lot on South Gordon and convert it to a community garden.

As per the President ” my plan is to have individual beds that are 4 x 12 feet in size.  The cost per bed per year will be between $15 and $20 depending on the number of gardeners we get to participate.  Our biggest expense in the first year will be getting the water turned on, amending the soil and purchase of a lawn mower.  The cost per bed will be to ensure that we get the right tools to begin our project.”

If you would like to be a member please call:

Scott C. Smith
President – Westview Community Organization
404.752.6423

Kudos to Mr. Mitchell (lot owner) for your willingness to assist in the redevelopment of our communities!

Town Hall Meeting on Crime, Campus Safety

Crime prevention and safety near the Atlanta University Center and Georgia Tech campuses will be the focus of a town hall meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday by area City Councilman Ivory Lee Young.

Atlanta police will talk about what they’re doing to prevent crime, and they’ll update residents on recent shootings in the area.

The meeting will take place at the Foundry at Puritan Mill, 916 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd.

For more information, call Young’s office at 404-330-6046.

By Eric Stirgus

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution