Petition Tag - grounds

1. Clark Human Chain for Typhoon Sendong Victims

Dear Clark Freeport Stakeholders,

Season Greetings!

In line with the on-going “Tabang Visayas” (Help Visayas) donation campaign of Clark Development Corporation employees, CDC is proposing a Clark wide donation campaign to help the victims of the recent typhoon “Sendong”.

Initially, an activity proposed to raise funds simultaneously and on a one-time basis is the “Human Chain” at the Parade Grounds with a minimum registration/donation fee of P100 for those who can attend. For those who may not be permitted to leave their work, they may donate to their respective HRD’s any amount.

The “Human Chain” will symbolically represent the unity of Clark Locators and Workers in offering a helping hand for our brethren in Visayas and Mindanao.

The proposed fund raising campaign is tentatively scheduled on December 28, 2011 and seeks to tap the cooperation of the more than Sixty Thousand (60,000) Clark workers. We are also in discussion with the Provincial Government of Pampanga to bring the Giant Christmas Lanterns in Clark in support of this event.

2. Move Gateway West

We, the residents of Cassia County are strongly opposed to the proposed corridor of the Gateway West Project through private property.

We feel it should be placed on as much public ground as possible to protect our families, our homes, and our businesses.

We should not have to submit ourselves to undo risks when there are other alternatives. We support our county commissioners in routing the project through public grounds.

3. Open letter on the Equal Opportunities Commission Bill

Dear friends,

We are writing to draw your attention to the Equal Opportunities Commission, Bill to be introduced by the Government, shortly. An important recommendation of the Sachar Committee Report (Report on Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India), 2006 was the setting up of an Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) in India. The Ministry of Minority Affairs set up a committee under the chairmanship of Dr. Menon to examine and determine the structure of an Equal Opportunity Commission. The Committee submitted its report in 2008, which proposed a draft Equal Opportunity Commission Bill (EOC Bill). The Government also set up an expert committee headed by Dr. Kundu to recommend an appropriate diversity index in living, education and work spaces.

We have drafted an open letter to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, highlighting some of the key concerns with the draft bill and demanding a wider public debate before it is introduced in Parliament. Once, endorsed, we will mail copies of the letter to the Ministry of Minority Affairs and the Prime Minister. We also hope to publish the text of the Open letter in atleast two national newspapers.

Do forward it to other organisations and individuals who would wish to sign the petition.

In Solidarity,

Centre for Study of Social Exclusion,
National Law School of India, Bangalore

4. Vigo County Fairgrounds: NOT FOR SALE

Thompson-Thrift and Gibson Development have offered to purchase the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds by swapping a 111 acre piece of land for a 72 acre plot and giving the Fair Board $9.2 million.

The existing fairgrounds would be used to construct a new shopping center, which would be located a whole .15 miles away from Honey Creek Mall.

The new location would be out of the way for 4-Hers and business at the fair would suffer due to lack of traffic. They haven't considered the feelings of 4-H members (which I am) or parents. These are the people that would directly suffer from the change.

I ask you to sign this petition and save the fairgrounds for the youth.

5. Spittng On School Property

The Bd. of Ed. is now considering and started cutting back spitting on school property. They're fining kids (starting in high-schools) for hawking on the tarmac or grass if caught.

These kids could be on welfare, foodstamps or worse, therefor making even bigger complications for their bills and foods. I could understand spitting on someone (as a third degree assault), but on free land!?! Thats just bull!

6. Better Community Living for Candlestick Lane Apartments

As tenants of Candlestick Lane Apartments, we would like to vocalize some concerns and issues.

These are: Rate Increases; Management; Parking; Grounds Maintenence; Storage and Unsafe Grounds.

7. Parkside Village and Manor - Clubhouse Rental Fees

KB Homes established the fact that residents of Parkside Village and Manor will have access to a Clubhouse and other amenities of the subdivision.

KB Home residents pay a $395 yearly Homeowner Association Fees and it was specified that this covers the upkeeps of the grounds and access to the amenities. These fees were established and collected months before the amenities were complete. There has not been a voted home association for the property; everything has been decided by the property management with no residential input.

It's understandable for the community clubhouse to require a reasonable deposit for rental in case damage occurs and the facility is not cleaned after an event/activity. It is unreasonable for residents who pay home association fees to also pay an additional nonrefundable fee of $100 for usage of their community's clubhouse.

There is no specific explanation as to what the nonrefundable fee covers. There is no justification in KB Homes covenant which was given to residents before closing of the property. The nonrefundable fee is paid to Parkside Homeowners Association, but the residents are responsible for most of the operations of the clubhouse during rental, including making sure it has been cleaned afterwards and paying annual HOA fees to cover the upkeep of the grounds and expenses such as lighting, water, etc.
Here is the breakdown of our annual HOA fees which visibly shows that the residents are paying for the building, maintenance, expenses, and improvements for clubhouse. The question is, why are we paying a $100 rental fee for our community's clubhouse?

440 lots @ $395.00 annually
Approved 2006 Budget

4020 Members Assessements $173,800.00
TOTAL INCOME $173,800.00

Building Maintenance
7000 Clubhouse $1,200.00
5265 Detention Pond (s) $2,000.00
6119 Irrigation $400.00
5209 Janitorial/Grounds Pickup $6,000.00
5142 Misc. Maint. & Repairs $300.00
5250 Exterminating $600.00
Total Building Maintenance $10,500.00

Grounds Maintenance
6040 Contract Lawn Service $43,500.00
6060 Mulch $12,500.00
6110 Seasonal color $4,000.00
Total Grounds Maint. $60,000.00

7040 Contract Pool Service $4,500.00
7060 Chemicals and Supplies $500.00
Total Pool/Clubhouse $5,000.00

Recreational Maintenance
6505 Tennis Courts $775.00
6045 Trail Maintenance $600.00
Total Recreational Maint. $1,375.00

7910 Electric $6,000.00
5263 Water/Sewer $8,450.00
7930 Telephone $840.00
6290 Street Lighting $12,000.00
7812 Garbage/Waste $180.00
Total Utilities $27,470.00

Management & Administrative
8020 Management Fee $23,400.00
8100 Legal Fees $1,000.00
8040 Postage $800.00
8190 Misc. Administrative $800.00
8060 Copies/Printing/Supplies $900.00
8120 Insurance $5,100.00
8184 Taxes - Association Property $2,955.00
Total Management and Administrative $34,955.00

9280 Amenity/Clubhouse Improvements $22,800.00
8340 Contingency Reserve $11,700.00
Total Reserves $34,500.00

TOTAL EXPENSES $173,800.00

8. Stop Lafayette From Polluting Our Seas

August 4, 2006

In many places, pollution from mining operations damages marine habitats and contaminates seafood consumed by local people, threatening our oceans and ultimately ourselves and our future.

In the Philippines, Bicol's immensely beautiful marine environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat—toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay.

The pristine waters of the Bicol region are acknowledged as the feeding grounds and migratory route of the whale shark, the largest fish in the sea. It is also home to five of the seven known marine turtles in the world, and its rich seagrass beds and mangroves, which make for a high marine biodiversity index, have turned the area into exceptionally rich fishing grounds for the region's fishermen.

The Philippine government allowed Australian firm Lafayette Philippines Inc to start the extraction of gold, silver, copper and zinc within Rapu Rapu in April 2005 despite strong opposition from local and national groups concerned that toxic mine tailings will be released into the sea. Clearly, the island is a dangerous place for a mine: not only is it situated along the country's typhoon belt, but also along a major fault, making it a high-risk area for mining catastrophes. During its few - months of operation, the mining company showed negligence and government agencies, such as the Environmental Management Bureau and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau, failed to act on behalf of the people and environment. In October and November 2005, cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting in massive fish kills.

On May 19, 2006, a government-commissioned report recommended canceling the license of Lafayette in Rapu Rapu and a moratorium on all mining at Rapu Rapu. Greenpeace is running a petition to President Gloria Arroyo to follow the recommendations of the Rapu Rapu Factfinding Commission.

The Greenpeace petition calls for permanent closure of the mine and obligation or Lafayette to clean and rehabilitate the mine site so that further damage can be avoided.

9. No Man Should Die Without a State

Robert Jovicic is a man without state.
Born of Serbian parents, he arrived in Australia from France when he was two years old. He has lived 36 of his 38 years in Australia.

In 2004,Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock deported him on character grounds after he was jailed for several burglaries to support a heroin addiction.

Desperate to return to his home country, he camps outside the Australian embassy every night.His health is not good, and his family believe he will die if not returned home before the onset of European winter.

He speaks no Serbian & only speaks English,with,as you'd expect,an Australian accent.He wants to come home to his family in Melbourne.
The Serbian gov't do not recognise him as a citizen,& as a result he cannot work, receive welfare or medical services & is virtually destitute
Effectively,he has been dumped there,in a country that is an absolute stranger to him.

If he lacks Australian citizenship,he is an Australian in all the ways that matter-his family is there & he knows no other home.

While in many cases it is reasonable for a nation to exclude criminals from residency in order to uphold the rule of law & national security,I believe this is a case that warrants mercy. Addiction is a terrible illness This man is too unwell to be a threat. Without access to housing or medical care his situation is dire.No man should be left to die without a state.

Australians have long prided themselves on being a land that gives people "a fair go". I urge the Prime Minister to show that justice can be tempered with mercy,and give this ill man a 'fair go'at staying alive,by simply being allowed to COME HOME.

10. Request for bank withdrawal on hardship grounds

I had deposited my whole retirement benefits in the near by SDCC bank Ayyanarpuram Branch, Karaikudi-2. In view of RBI instructions, SDCC bank was suspended his business for closing and accepting deposits from 5-04-2005 and for the past two months they are granting loans for jewels and Co-operative Thrift Societies with excess staffs.

Myself and my wife are heart patients and we have to take medicines and medical checkup regularly once in a month on the advice of the Madurai Meenakshi Mission hospital. We are unable to comply with the above for want of money. There is no response from any other source about opening of the bank. You are penalizing the deposit holders and senior citizens, instead of taking actions against the officials who are responsible for the irregularities and also for the defaulters. I am sorry to inform you that one of the depositor had died for inability to take his hard earned money from his accounts. I had already submitted the Request forms for withdrawal of hardship grounds in excess of permissible limit of withdrawal (Banks under directive of RBI) to The Manager, SDCC Bank ltd, Ayyanarpuram branch, Karaikudi on 3-06-2005.

Hence I request you to kindly to take initiate action for withdrawal of the amount for medical expenses and day to today expenditures. Also give exemptions to the Senior Citizens to withdraw their hard earned money at an early date.

11. Reinstate Parents' access to Franklin Playground

A petition to reinstate parents' ability to gather on School grounds.

12. Allow Place of Honor for Confederate Historical Monument

To allow the monument to the Confederate soldiers that fought in the Port Hudson, Louisiana campaign in the summer of 1863 to be erected in a place of honor on the grounds of the Port Hudson, La. State Historic Site.

13. Ban Polish citizenship to enter USA

This petition is ban Polish citizens from entering the United States on grounds other than the political asylum.
Republic of Poland is in strong violation of the basic right of emigration.