Huge crowd at capitol to oppose limiting purchase of land for public purposes

first_imgDES MOINES — A proposal to make it more difficult to create new public parks and recreation areas in Iowa drew a big crowd of opponents to the state Capitol Monday. It would prevent state dollars from being used to acquire land for public use.Alicia Vasto of the Iowa Environmental Council says the legislation is tone-deaf to what many Iowans – especially younger people – want.  “Access to public space and recreation is important to me and my generation,” Vasto said. “It’s a quality of life issue that cannot be understated and is an ongoing part of the conversation around workforce recruitment and brain drain.”Marc Beltrame spoke on behalf of Ducks Unlimited. “This legislation doesn’t create another job,” Beltrame said. “It doesn’t make it easier to bring people to the state. It doesn’t make it easier to retain people that are already here.”The bill has the backing of the Iowa Farm Bureau. The group argues it could make it easier for beginning farmers to buy land and ensure state money is used to maintain and enhance existing public land. A three-member House subcommittee did not take a position on the bill Monday. A Senate committee MAY consider a similar bill later todaylast_img read more

PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgPortsalon Golf ClubPortsalon Winter LinksMatch Play Time is running out if you have not already entered this seasons singles match play event at Portsalon Golf Club. In order to be in a position to win this amazing prize of free subscription for 2013 all you have to do is enter your name pay the entry fee of €15 and await the draw closing date Saturday 31st March. Remember no entry fee no entry. The main prize will be dependent on numbers entering the competition.Results Gaeltacht LeagueDonal Callaghan will lead his team to Cruit Island for the rescheduled match on Sunday 25th March for a 2 p.m tee off. Portsalon’s remaining matches are scheduled for Dunfanaghy on 31st March at 8.30 a.m and Cloughaneeley on 14th April. All matches must be completed by Sunday 21st April which is the Captains Day and this will be played at Nairn Portnoo golf courseSubscriptionsThe council wish to remind all members that their fees for the 2012 golfing year are now due. An early payment would be appreciated.SympathyThe Captain D P Logue and members of Portsalon Golf Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and members Nairn Portnoo Golf Club on the sudden death of Connor Mallon RIP.Change to Drop Off arrangements Members and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified.All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club. On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more