New companies opening for business in Providence
By Sandra Turner
It was e-commerce night in Providence as the City Council approved business licenses for two Internet companies.
Cody Edwards, a Providence resident, was granted a license for a company to be called 360HOUSE.com. Edwards said the purpose of it is to create digital tours of houses and property for real estate agents on the Internet.
What the business does, he said, is he goes to real estate agents across the valley and they hire him to create a tour of a house or property.
He said he would then go to the house and take pictures of each room with a digital camera. Then he enters those pictures into the computer and creates an interactive tour of the house, he said.
Once the tour is on the Internet, potential buyers can then see the house without having to actually going to it.
The Council also approved a license for Avery Russon Campbell, a business set up by Neal Russon and Scot Campbell, of Providence.
Russon said the company would design and develop web pages for the Internet and manage them.
They are planning on running the business from their homes, he said.
Also approved was a business license for Keith Corbell to set up a general office for Corbell Construction.
People living around the Dance family will soon be seeing new members. The Council approved a resolution to allow the family to adopt two horses. Tammy Dance was at the meeting, and said the family planned to build a small barn with two stalls and an upper story for hay and tack.
The property is zoned to allow it, and the land will be fenced in.
Also considered at the meeting was a discussion of refinancing current water bonds.
The Council had Dave Miner, an independent bond council, look at the possibilities and he gave his report.
He talked about several possibilities, including refinancing for a 10 or 15 year bond, which means the bond holder would be paid back an annual sum over the next 10 or 15 years.
Miner recommended a 15 year or longer bond, to give the city flexibility for the possibility of a dry year or two. He was asked to write up a study on a 20 year bond and will report back at the next meeting on Feb. 8.
The Providence City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of
every month at 7:30 p.m. at the City Office Building.