August 15, 2009 7:38:00 PM
Re: A New Possibility for Soccer Complex: Columbus Country Club Golf Course (Our Opinion, Aug. 13)
The article was well written and thought provoking.
Yes, it would be an excellent place to place a Sportsplex (Soccer complex), but we need to think a little further.
To take this valuable piece of land off the tax rolls would be a mistake. This piece of land is large enough for a very nice curb-and-gutter subdivision, creating revenue for city and county.
There are not many, if any, places in Columbus that can be developed into subdivisions. We need to use this land to the best advantage--maybe even have a committee to look at "best use" of this land.
I''m sure there are developers who would love to have this property to develop.
This could be a win-win situation for everyone if developed properly.
melody commented at 8/16/2009 5:49:00 PM:
Excellent thought. Right now I'd vote "Jerry Kendall for Mayor!! Mature wisdom!! We need all the revenue we can get to help pay for the fat cats who work only 4 days a week. Jerry would put them back on a 5 day work week if he was Mayor.
KJ commented at 8/17/2009 1:54:00 AM:
First of all, it's ridiculous to suppose that "there are not many, if any, places in Columbus that can be developed into subdivisions." Anyone that has lived in a bigger metropolis than the GTR-plex knows that's a laugh. Second, the four day work week for city employees, especially those that deal with the public, is actually welcome by those of us with 9-5 jobs who can now conduct business before and after scheduled work hours four days a week and not have to worry about job conflicts.
melody commented at 8/17/2009 10:11:00 AM:
Mr. big metropolis KJ man-why not get a real job. Like farming from sunup to sundown. We need our roads worked on 5 days a week!! Go back to your big northen city if they all work 4 days a week, then we will all be happy.