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#21 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 02:30 PM

Tell them to ask the school board for the funds.......



#22 Savile Row

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 06:00 PM

Idea!

Does Jeffersonville have one or two dog parks?

 

Maybe, if the $3,000,000 for a parking lot is possibly and wisely stopped,

Jeffersonville can get another dog park!

Seriously, the dog parks are getting a lot of use around the country.


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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

Neutral on the parking lot ( to date)...But love the idea of another doggie park.



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Posted 04 February 2015 - 11:30 PM

Jules, just go to my brother's, he's running a dad blasted dog park.



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:57 AM

Chippy Chompers would like that...And it's convenient too!! :)


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:42 AM

I have a feeling this parking lot will have nice landscaping around it....

 

$$$ real nice $$$



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:17 AM

woo posted:

"I have a feeling this parking lot will have nice landscaping around it....

$$$ real nice $$$."

 

Ouch!



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 11:52 AM

Jeffersonville City Council Watch

$3,000,000 for the questionable soccer parking lot.
The current city council ordinance needs
two more readings.
They "allow" the citizens to address their concerns
via public comments at the meetings.
It might be best to express those
concerns both before them

and earlier as well.

The NewsandTribune had several very good articles

on the Jeffersonville City Court

abolishment fiasco.

The council said it was for "fiscally responsible reasons".....

 

Maybe the cool newshounds at the N-T would want to ask the individual current members

of the Jeffersonville City Council

what they intend to do.

There are nine seats up for election to the council

this year and these excessive expenditures

need to be exposed.

 

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The first reading was, I think 8-0.
An issue that goes on the list for discussion this entire political year.

 

Also, isn't there a brand new study that shows the need for  a-whole-lotta-more-parking

downtown to support the economic growth?

 

$3,000,000 for a soccer parking lot that may be needed....

....IF we also get soaked and on the hook for a really, really, really  expensive indoor soccer thingy

down the road....?

 

Really, $3,000.000 for soccer parking?

SMH...

 

Like the lady said...$3,000,000 here..$3,000,000 there...I adds up!





This $3,000,000 might want to be addressed by we "disrespected taxpaying fodder persons'....
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Edited by Savile Row, 05 February 2015 - 12:02 PM.


#29 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 12:25 PM

My guess is the additional parking is needed now at the soccer fields. Currently there is the one soccer field with artificial turf and there are 5, maybe 6 fields behind that. If all fields are in use at the same time I doubt there is enough parking. Interest in soccer and the number of soccer teams has been steadily growing across the nation. YMCA soccer teams start off with 4 & 5 year olds. Even the Y doesn't have soccer fields and the little ones played last year behind a church on Veterans Parkway. Their parking lot was always overfilled.

 

I was present when the report on downtown parking was presented to redevelopment. Not 100% sure, but I thought they said there is enough parking spaces currently, they just are not near heavily used areas in our downtown. The 10 year projection showed a need for increased parking, perhaps a parking garage. Also, there is a RFP out for development on Court Ave that is expected to bring a lot of new apartments. I think it should be the responsibility of the developer to provide parking for this development, not the tax payers.

 

Perhaps redevelopment should have thought of the need for increased downtown parking before spending million on 6 boat docks for transient boaters.


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Posted 05 February 2015 - 03:07 PM


 

Perhaps redevelopment should have thought of the need for increased downtown parking before spending million on 6 boat docks for transient boaters.

How is redevelopment, or downtown parking,  connected to the soccer fields?



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Posted 05 February 2015 - 04:59 PM

Jeffersonville City Council Spending Watch

Just got a call from a concerned parent

who wanted to discuss the condition of the outdoor basketball courts in Jeffersonville.....

They did a quick survey and found them to be very lacking and in terrible condition overall.

 

The kids are being underserved it seems....

She suggested that since we have a great state of the art soccer complex already

and the multimillion costing indoor soccer  facility is a dream or way in the future,

why not spend the $3,000,000 to upgrade

the  numerous neglected outdoor basketball courts

in many areas in Jeffersonville?

 $3,000,000 for parking for soccer

or upgrade the basketball courts?

Benefit the children.

 

As the wise lady said: $3,000,000 here...$3,000,000 there...It adds up!


Edited by Savile Row, 05 February 2015 - 05:17 PM.


#32 kelley

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:06 PM

This is Indiana, damnit, not sissy Europe!

Soccer over b-ball?

Outeffingrageous.

Seriously.



($3,000,000 still crazy though. Asphalt and rims don't cost so much.)

#33 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:27 PM

Sr, the old fieldhouse is open for hoops isn't it?

 

 

For ten years or so I lived next to the Masonic Childrens Home on Utica Pike. They had a nice outdoor concrete bbcourt. Every time nets were put up they would be gone in less than a week. Sometimes they broke the rims from hanging on them. keep in mind there were no children in the children's home, all this was due to "transient" teens using the court without asking permission. They came, tore things up, and left their trash. Any outdoor courts ran by the city would find the same problems. Its a shame a few ruin something nice for everyone else, but history tells us this is what happens.



#34 Savile Row

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

Yep, it sound like that is way past time
to consider upgrading  the deporable condition of the outdoor basketball courts in Jeffersonville!

 

Benefit the children in these various neighborhoods.


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#35 Jeff all my Life

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:31 PM

How is redevelopment, or downtown parking, connected to the soccer fields?


How are soccer fields connected to City Courts? Some people just like to make crazy comparisons.

#36 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:39 PM

woo, read post #28 and you will find savile row asked about spending money on soccer when a study just released  showed a need for downtown parking.

 

Do you have a problem reading or do you just read my posts and question what its about?



#37 Savile Row

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:40 PM

It is about the city council  claiming  they were being "frugal"....But really they were NOT so much ....
as they are being shown

to have
offered  a 'specious'
(superficially plausible, but actually wrong)

reason.....
 
Now, about those outdoor basketball courts...
Time to take a look...That $3,000,000
proposed to be spent on more soccer parking
 would alternatively do a lot of good
in other areas.
The city court,
the basketball courts,
downtown parking,
and lots of other projects.
 
FRUGAL?
Time to keep a watch on the spending decisions more closely.


Edited by Savile Row, 05 February 2015 - 05:46 PM.


#38 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:42 PM

We can all sit in front of a computer and think of ways for the city to spend money, but none of us (except the council) have control of the funds.



#39 Jeff all my Life

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 05:53 PM

It is about the city council claiming they were being "frugal"....But really they were NOT so much ....
as they are being shown
to have
offered a 'specious'
(superficially plausible, but actually wrong)
reason.....

Now, about those outdoor basketball courts...
Time to take a look...That $3,000,000
proposed to be spent on more soccer parking
would alternatively do a lot of good
in other areas.
The city court,
the basketball courts,
downtown parking,
and lots of other projects.

FRUGAL?
Time to keep a watch on the spending decisions more closely.


I get the point. One side was attacking the council that passed abolishment of the court. The other was the mayor who signed it.

People just have to accept their preferred elected official supported this.

#40 Not Super But Honest Mike

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 06:07 PM

This is the time of the year for crazy spending. It happens every four years. Streets get paved, lines on the road are painted, and they try to act like they all get along. It is also the time of year department heads will ask for purchases that would normally be denied. All elected officials want to be seen as the "good guy" in election season. From now till November......keep an eye open....






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