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Immanuel Lutheran Church is now hiring for a Youth and Family Ministry Director. Pastoral: Minister to youth and their families during Sunday School and other church programs, being present in their lives outside the church walls, available for common concerns and in crisis situations. Leadership: Recruit and nurture Youth and Family Ministry program. Administration : Manage the planning process and coordinate with Pastor and Youth Committee all regular ministries to youth and their families. This includes youth of all ages on Sunday mornings and mid-week events; assisting with Confirmation, special events, trips and retreats, and parent meetings. Stewardship: Ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of youth programs, manage youth ministry budget, and collaborate with the sponsors of each Youth group. Ability to build, lead, and empower youth. Ability to implement a ministry vision. Familiarity with Lutheran Doctrine required; must be comfortable teaching it and representing Lutheran Theology. Proficient computer skills using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, database, email, internet, and social media. Supervisory experience preferred. Ability to adapt and evaluate curriculum preferred. Must have excellent organization, communication (verbal and written), and listening skills, with a high degree of initiative and accountability. Exceptional interpersonal and relational skills required, with sensitivity to church members and visitors. Understanding and enjoyment of youth and families and guiding their spiritual development. Please send resumes to immanuellavernia@gmail.com or call 830-253-8121.
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S&P downgrades Floresville debt rating




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July 3, 2013 | 1,485 views | 6 comments

DALLAS -- Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has lowered its underlying rating (SPUR) on the city of Floresville’s general obligation debt outstanding two notches to “BBB” from

“A-.” The outlook is stable.

“The downgrade is due primarily to our view of the deterioration of the city’s financial position to a level that we no longer deem to be commensurate with an ‘A-’ rating,” said Standard & Poor’s credit analyst Lauren Spalten.

In addition, the rating reflects S&P’s view of the city’s:

•Lack of willingness to align recurring revenues with spending, coupled with lower-than-budgeted revenues and higher-than-budgeted expenditures;

•Adequate wealth and income levels; and

•Moderately high overall net debt burden as a percent of market value and elevated debt service carrying charges.

The stable outlook reflects Standard & Poor’s anticipation that the city’s operations will remain imbalanced during the near term, as well as its view of the city’s adoption of an insolvency plan to achieve a positive fund balance.

“We could raise the rating if the city fully implements the steps outlined in its insolvency plan and its financial position improves,” the agency stated. “However, if the city fails to implement the steps outlined in its insolvency plan and its financial position deteriorates further, we could lower the rating further.”

The downgrade, the insolvency plan, and how they will factor into the city’s fiscal year 2014 budget were part of a discussion during the Floresville City Council’s budget workshop prior to its June 27 meeting. Councilman Jim Miller said the city will be looking more closely at how it implements a salary plan for the coming year. Miller said that a cost-of-living adjustment for employee pay could not be considered until the city can meet its commitment to a contribution to its reserves and to debt reduction.

City Manager Andy Joslin said there likely will be no increase in staff, as he and the council continue to carve out a zero-based budget plan. With this approach, the city projects the overall operating cost for the next fiscal year before adjusting the proposed tax rate accordingly.
 

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The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
July 4, 2013 12:39pm
 
Eyes wide shut, except of course for Jim Miller. He is different. He can be investigated while those that caused this mess sit back and laugh. Why is this do you think?

 
LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
July 4, 2013 12:23pm
 
It is quite obvious that the previous regime did nothing but spend money. Did City Hall do any work? It seems like nothiing was done. There are millions unaccounted for. Where is the outrage in this town?

 
Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
July 4, 2013 7:06am
 
Tell me again, what did "We Built"?

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
July 3, 2013 6:28pm
 
Are we waking up yet, Floresville?

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
July 3, 2013 4:28pm
 
Here is a shocker: We told you so. "Lack of willingness to align recurring revenues with spending, coupled with lower-than-budgeted revenues and higher-than-budgeted expenditures" .. translation you are spending ... More ›

 
Something else to say 2  
July 3, 2013 1:41pm
 
This is SAD!!! This should be a immediate dismissal of the City Manager, Financial Director, City Secretary, and Assistant City Secretary!!! This is unexplainable! This proves they DO NOT know what they are doing!

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