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Alvamar Country Club strikes new management deal, takes itself off the market

Alvamar is by far the best facility in Lawrence both from a playing and training perspective.

March 8, 2013 at 6:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidates say it is time to move on from recreation center issue

I'm curious what happens once it gets to 500. ?

March 7, 2013 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speculation that retired health care executive and Lawrence neighborhood leader both will enter race for Lawrence City Commission

Again. Provide something specific. You're making assertions but I have yet to hear provide any thing specific ?

January 21, 2013 at 2:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speculation that retired health care executive and Lawrence neighborhood leader both will enter race for Lawrence City Commission

I honestly dont know what you mean. I've been involved with the VNA on varying items over the last several years and only do so because I believe in their mission and believe they do a very good job.

January 21, 2013 at 1:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Speculation that retired health care executive and Lawrence neighborhood leader both will enter race for Lawrence City Commission

Can you list anything specific as to Judy Bellomes agenda or community reputation or are you being purely assumptive ? She is a great asset in this community and had been a positive influence on the VNA, the city, and her industry. She is selflesslly caring and genuine. Attributes you seem to lack based on your unfounded negative assertion above. My guess is your comments are baseless and and wholly ignorant of any reality we live in.

January 21, 2013 at 1:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed city building codes to get further review

Fair enough and I'm not suggesting it is only a cost issue. Keep in mind the energy provisions are only a portion of the building code and there are other added requirements which will add to the cost. I’ll accept the point that these items do not add profusely to the cost of your average home though when we are talking about trying to build affordable entry level homes $2000 - $4000 can represent a fairly significant amount.

My primary point to the original commenter is that the LHBA is not the enemy but rather a worthwhile organization that contributes rather than is a detriment to the community.

January 16, 2013 at 1:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed city building codes to get further review

I will not disagree that there are still home builders out there, not only in Lawrence but everywhere, that build lesser quality homes and are not in favor of progress or many of the changes the building codes suggest, however these people are neither members in the LHBA nor what the LHBA represents.

The local home builders association is very concerned with energy efficiency and producing a high quality building product. Many of their numbers are classified as Green Building Professionals, meaning they spent time and money to be educated in ways to build better & more energy efficient homes. Much of this education is not available locally so they travel at their own expense to better themselves. Many of these home builders construct either Green Certified, or LEED Certified homes. Without the LHBA this would likely not be possible and would certainly not be promoted. The LHBA & NHBA provide the opportunities for builders to; learn, be certified, and generally construct a better product.

Members of the organization serve on the committee that review building codes as they come out and make recommendations both in favor of and against certain provisions of the building code. They serve on these committees, spending an awful amount of their own time, in an effort to better our building community. As a general rule I believe the LHBA believes in progressing forward with new building codes that ensure we all live in safer and more efficient homes. That said at some level a cost/benefit analysis needs to be considered and home buyers should have the ability to decide if they want to pay for the additional cost. The alternative is having mandates to follow that will push the cost of home construction ever higher and make it more difficult for the average person to afford.

If you will do a little research you will also find the LHBA did not fully oppose the adoption of the 2012 IBC. In general I believe the organization was mostly in favor of its adoption and worked toward that end. Only a few minor changes to the building code as well as phasing in certain aspects over a short period of time were suggested.

In addition to being in favor of building better and more efficient homes the NAHB & LHBA strives for professionalism across the home building industry through education and proper licensing. They were in favor of adopting a contractor licensing program in Lawrence and also for continuing education. Overall it is a very beneficial and useful organization in town.

January 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Coin meters bring change in charitable donations

you're name would more accurately describe you if it included, ignorant, or idiotic. No one ever said that all homeless vets are bums, he called that one individual a bum. You inferred the rest. Get a grip, and possibly a job yourself?

You’re trying to include other those "groups" is nothing but your idle mind “reading” what it wants to read and/or trying to be inflammatory. You make no sense.

August 3, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )