Governor Terry McAuliffe released a statement today regarding his proposed amendments to Senate Bill 1398. Sen. Scott Surovell was chief sponsor of the bill which would place a temporary pause on the state permitting process for coal ash impoundment projects to allow for additional assessment regarding their impact on Virginia’s water quality and environment
Gov. McAuliffe stated: “My administration is committed to protecting water quality and drinking water sources for residents throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia as we address the closure of coal ash impoundments. While I support the Department of Environmental Quality’s approach to addressing this issue and the agency is
On Easter 2010 just a little over one month after Roanoke City suddenly shutdown the golf course signs of neglect are “sprouting” up like … well … weeds …. pun intended!
As my neighbor and I sat and watched golfer after golfer come through on the 11th fairway we thought we should charge a 11th fairway membership fee. That is because her husband Ken is keeping the fairway mowed.
Ken is 70 years old and just had a knee replaced 6 months ago. He also cleared the fairway and cart path of limbs that had broken off during the winter storms. They lay waiting to be cut and picked up.
We think Ken has done enough. No golfer offers a dime to Ken for all his labor. We are all senior citizens and then some around the once vibrant golf course.
It just seems five short years ago the pool was bustling, the tennis building was active and the fairways were full of golf carts. Guess what happened five years ago? Surprise Roanoke City purchased it for development that never happened.
Not just the immediate neighbors enjoyed this their only recreational asset but the entire surrounding community. They talk of community gatherings and formal dances. They talk of kids birthday parties held at the pool. They talk of PGG or VGA golf tournaments held at Countryside/Arrow Wood.
There was annexation. There were promises. Now there is …. well go for an Easter evening stroll ….