Don’t Think The May Elections Are Important?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Click on title to Roanoke City Website where this is posted: COUNTRYSIDE City Council Extends Golf Course Lease Until October 2008. In November 2005, the City of Roanoke purchased the Countryside Golf Course, an approximately 140 acre 18-hole golf course in the northwest of the City close to the corporate limits. The golf course is […]

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Relief – VP of Operations, Meadowbrook

Monday, November 26, 2007

Those who are on my email list received the very comforting response from the VP of Operations at Meadowbrook Headquarters in Florida. Just that he took the time to reply was a welcome surprise to me after Mr. Smith said he would not talk to me/us about the property anymore. Mr. Beasley seems to appreciate […]

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Meadowbrook Silent on Property Sale

Monday, November 26, 2007

LEFT: BEFORE ———————RIGHT: AFTER ———– CLICK TO ENLARGEIt seems the word has come down from Meadowbrook Corporate Headquarters to Countryside Management that they “can’t talk to us anymore about the property”. This is according to my call today to Steve Smith, General Manager of Meadowbrook. I said “I understand from Chris Chittum of the Roanoke […]

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Survey Stakes Moved Ten Feet

Saturday, November 24, 2007

According to Information on Roanoke City’s GIS mapping system – Newbern Properties sold the property that the Trane building occupies to The Tuckawana Group LLC on 9/15/2001. Have you noticed there is a 25 foot strip of property owned by Newbern Properties connecting to Frontage Road? Entrance to expanded Trane building? I called Mr. Chittum […]

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Council Meeting – Trane Property – Wasena Park

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

UPDATE: Listen to message from Roanoke City Planning Department – moving the stake(s) 10 feet: The RED Line is Where The Three Stakes Converge The BLUE Line had NO Stakes – Should Follow the Tree Line . It was a very, very long Council Meeting that I attended Monday. I went not only to present […]

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Calling “Interference” With Play!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Second Fairway – CLICK TO ENLARGE ANY PICTURE Second Green Carl Haley of Cheraw Lake Plays 2nd Green ABOVE: Third Green and Sandtrap . . .LEFT: Line up of Stakes at the Third GreenSteve Smith, the General Manager and Golf Pro at Countryside Golf Course operated by the Meadowbrook Corporation has notified corporate offices in […]

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It’s Not Personal – It’s Politics

Friday, November 16, 2007

I am just finding out just how vindictive politicians and their supporters can be. I learned a hard lesson tonight. As some of you know I am on the Roanoke City Democratic Committee. I have worked on the new bylaws for the committee for 2 years starting originally with Sam Garrison who passed away in […]

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Ward System For Governing Roanoke City

Friday, November 9, 2007

A history lesson for those not around in 1997. CLICK TO ENLARGE MAP The Headline in the Roanoke Times November 5, 1997 read: “ROANOKE VOTERS SAY NO TO WARDS” After finding the above map online I became curious as to what happened to this STUPENDOUS idea. All search engines came up empty. I could find […]

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