Thursday, September 29, 2011

Community meeting to prioritize funds for Countryside property

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

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Comments (2)

Jack Mcguire

September 29th, 2011 at 12:46 PM    

Amazing how the Cities approach to Weed and Trash violations are at a minimum when it comes to its own properties.Yet some crippled up lil ole lady in SE gets slammed to the gills for having grass one inch too high or too many of the grandkids toys in the yard. And the kicker is that we pay them for the privilage. I say they deserve a Property Tax strike. Maybe Ill pay late this time,they about crumbled when 17% of of personel property tax was paid late. Anyone else want to join me. It would be worth the 10% penalty.


September 29th, 2011 at 3:17 PM    

This tree has been chipped away by a citizen for firewood. If the city had caught him on the “no trespassing” land he would have been chased away or arrested.

Mum was the word from me and God Bless the farmer baling hay.

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