Monday, February 20, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe
House Bill 1582 reflects an incomplete understanding of weapons qualification practices within our military and is an unwarranted expansion in the number of people allowed to carry handguns in the Commonwealth. It would do nothing to protect the safety of our citizens.
It would allow any person 18 years of age or older and on active military duty or honorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces or the Virginia National Guard who has completed basic training to apply for a concealed handgun permit.
Contrary to the assumption of House Bill 1582, weapons familiarization training as a component of an individual’s military basic training does not qualify that
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Trees still litter property from July storm
Last Thursday’s public meeting at William Fleming High School was all about the farm being proposed on the parcel designated for agriculture in the Countryside Master Plan. Tonight it will be neighbors turn to tell city administrators what they consider a priority in spending the $1.5 million of council-approved bonds.
Oddly or not so oddly that is more than the cost of repairs to the golf course to keep it operational in fiscal year 2010.
In the two seasons since the course was closed the city has mowed a 50 foot perimeter around the golf course next to residences leaving tall weeds and crumbling cart paths.
The pavilion once used by the neighborhood for celebrations of National Night Out and May Neighborhood Month sadly deteriorates along with the golf course clubhouse. Downed trees from July storms litter the surrounding grounds.
The community meeting this evening should be short – apply the $1.5 million to salvage at least some of the homeowners property values by applying these funds to the Master Plan objective – trails and natural areas at the 10th, 11th and 12th fairways.
A neighbor on Ranch Road received a flyer that I suspect came from the Miller Court area saying to come to the meeting and express damnation (my word) of chickens in the neighborhood.
Our trip is still on for October 8 to Sweet Providence Farm in Floyd County
Posted By Valerie Garner
Tags: Countryside, parks