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Tuesday, April 04, 2017

 

Another Roanoke BlackTop GreenWay Boondoggle


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Hey Honey -- I'm going to take the kids down to the BlackTop GreenWay to play at the Walker Machine Foundry down by the river.  You know how the kids just love the smoke and fire and dust rolling off the old metal parts they're melting down into liquid heavy-metals for the recycling activities that are key to the sustainability programs we support.  Will be good for the kids to get up-close and personal to see how it's done.
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Roanoke Times:  “Greenway clash leads to measure of karma”
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RT:  “The foundry folks argued the greenway would put them out of business. It was unthinkable, they added, for the linear park to pass within a long stone’s throw of their plant. Recreation and metal fabrication were absolutely incompatible, they declared. The presence of a greenway would ultimately cause them to lose their air quality permit, and without that they‘d have to shut down.”
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Karma!  Really?  How about the total disregard for an existing business and its production and its employees and the health and safety of the public?  That’s Not Karma – that’s stupidity!
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Let's find something more bizarre than having a person who was walking on the BlackTop GreenWay and was hit by a bicycler and was court-ordered to pay the biker $300,000 in damages!
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What is wrong with the people, and their supporters, who want to do this?
Clearly this will put the people who use the BlackTop GreenWay at risk and will most likely cause major new problems for the business being invaded and trespassed upon.
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Perhaps this is just another reflection of the sad state of Roanoke Governance and The Roanoke Times perspective.
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Sure is reminiscent of the $65-Million dollar Roanoke River Bank Beautification substitution for River Flood Control:
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Apparently bikers running into walkers on the BlackTop GreenWay is a very lucrative endeavor and walkers would now be wise to carry at least a half-million-dollar liability policy before walking on the "GreenWay"  least they loose their house to a biker!
Only in America!   Is this a great country – or what?
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