Looking Back 25 Years – Countryside Golf Course

Thursday, December 27, 2007

“Roanoke City Council has taken an option on Countryside Golf Course as part of a deal for purchase of 14 parcels from the same owners for airport use.” – 1982 – The Roanoke Times by Belinda Harris This is the same property where homes were purchased and then demolished using “eminent domain” for airport expansion […]

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Roanoke County Supervisor Takes a Poke at The City

Saturday, December 22, 2007

“They [Roanoke City] would not even return our phone calls” said Richard C. Flora, Roanoke County Board of Supervisors – Hollins District. . At the December 18th Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Richard C. Flora, Hollins District, took an overlooked poignant jab at Roanoke City Administration and Government. Mr. Flora inadvertently made it clear […]

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Ingersoll Rand To Acquire Trane Inc.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

INGERSOLL RAND TO ACQUIRE TRANE INC. FOR APPROXIMATELY $10.1 BILLION Click for Press Release.What does this mean for the Countryside property that Trane wants to buy at the 2nd and 3rd fairway?Click for Map • Transaction Creates a Global Diversified Industrial Company with expected Pro Forma 2008 Revenues of $17 Billion and $2 Billion of […]

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How To Move Roanoke City May Elections To November

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Roanoke City has such a poor turnout for May Elections. Yes, it seems like the Commonwealth of Virginia has an election several times a year. In 2008 we have a Presidential Primary, Presidential Elections, and Local Elections. At least we don’t have a Primary locally in 2008. A Mass Meeting February 5th for the Democratic […]

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Countryside Property – Loan Interest 1/2 Million and Rising

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Your taxes are financing the mortgage on a golf course and the interest only is now at $500K on this bank loan passed off as part of a bond package at a public hearing on June 20, 2005: . Art Museum………………………………$3,700,000.00 Downtown West Parking Garage…… $2,600,000.00 Financial Application Integration……..$2,600,000.00 Countryside Golf Course………….$3,975,000.00 TOTAL…………………………………….$12,875,000.00 . The […]

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Councilman Lea Announces – Mentions Countryside

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Today at 1:00 PM Councilman Sherman Lea, Sr., announced he will be seeking the Democratic nomination for City Council again this election cycle. . The announcement was well attended and included several of our neighbors. Councilman Lea spoke to the heart of the issues facing our City – the least of which for us is […]

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