Monday, December 14, 2009

County Board Charade Continues on December 15th

Having accepted a ransom check for $10,000 from Gulf Branch Nature Center supporters so Gulf Branch Nature Center can remain open, the County Board is planning to approve spending $23.7 million to construct Long Branch Park, $460,000 for public art for Long Branch Park, and up to $13 million to construct a new Cherrydale Fire Station.

17 Comments:

At 14 December, 2009 , Anonymous Jeremy said...

The Cherrydale Fire Station will cost $13 million.

Construction Cost will be $5 million.

Gift to the Koons Automotive Empire was $5.5 million.

Interior furnishing and interior equipment for the fire station will cost $500,000.

New fire and EMS vehicles and equipment will cost $2 million.

 
At 14 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do the taxpayers receive for the $26 million to be spent on Longbridge Park? About $6 million in "improvements."

 
At 14 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what happens when the local media are County Board boosters and Chamber of Commerce boosters.

 
At 14 December, 2009 , Anonymous L O L said...

Unless things change, the Cherrydale fire station will be LEED Silver certified and have no renewable energy on-site. Hey, what do you expect for $5.5 million?

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't a lot of the cost for Long Bridge park site preparation for the Fiette Aquatics Center and other expensive recreational luxuries?

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has Koons given to the community? The sales taxes generated by the dealership are paid by vehicle and vehicle service purchasers.

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Pikester said...

If you turn your city / county over to a bunch of hedonistic Yuppies, this is what happens.

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

CB authorized construction of a new community center on the Pike, for $25 million. Bond funds which will cost the taxpayers about $2.5 million a year to repay starting in 2011.

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The $23 million paid for Longbridge park construction doesn't include the cost of the land, which is still being negotiated.

 
At 16 December, 2009 , Anonymous Mike said...

I would like to see what all the parks, recreation, and cultural resources infrastructure will cost in maintenance and staffing.

 
At 17 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Favola took an expensive junket to Europe to see where teh Europeans are environmentally. She could have Googled any number of Web sites at no cost. When are these turkeys going to actually do something rather than talk about doing something?

 
At 17 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Community center bonds won't have to start being paid off until FY 2012, which will be another dismal year for real estate in Arlington. Things won't get better until FY 2013.

 
At 18 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington School Board approved solar and geothermal for the new Wakefield HS, Having been embarrassed by the solar and geothermal systems installed at Minnie Howard School, on the Arlington-Alexandria border.

 
At 27 December, 2009 , Anonymous Larry said...

Was any renewable energy at all approved by the County Board this year?

 
At 27 December, 2009 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Longbridge Park moving sculpture may disintegrate during the first major storm after it's installed.

 
At 27 December, 2009 , Anonymous C. said...

WORST present Arlington school board member (by far) is Libby Garvey, who lives 1/4 mile from Minnie Howard School.

 
At 27 December, 2009 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

Libby Garvey is Rumor Control in Fairlington. Nancy Hunt is Rumor Central.

 

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