Acreage close to the city fetches a high price in Brisbane

first_img134 Grassdale Road BelmontAN acreage property with a large family home was the biggest sale of the week.The four-bedroom home at 134 Grassdale Rd was sold to a young family for $1.34 million after about five weeks on the market.The home is on a 1ha block in a street in Belmont filled with rural residential homes. 134 Grassdale Road BelmontShe said that Belmont bordered on similar acreage suburbs, including Gumdale and Chandler, that were increasingly sought after by families who wanted something a bit different while still being close to the city.“I guess it is more for families,” she said.“Quite often they have kids that are into horse riding. It is certainly a great lifestyle.”She said it was typically families, rather than investors who were buying in the area.The home was sold by a retired couple who wanted to downsize after 23 years in the home.The median sales price in Belmont is $699,000. The four bedroom home is in an area with a lot of acreage properties.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agoAgent for the sale, Ann-Marie Best from Harcourts Coorparoo, said there were a lot of large rural residential homes in the area that sold for high amounts. “Some of them can sell for two or three million,” she said.last_img read more

Clear Lake council tonight to discuss proposed regulation of new floating dock after Parks & Rec board suggests changes

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council tonight will consider adopting the first reading of an ordinance regarding the use of the new floating dock at the Main Avenue boat ramp at the seawall. The council at its meeting two weeks ago referred the ordinance to the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for further review. Under the original language, no more than one commercial vessel could be docked at any one time by any one business renting watercraft to the public, nor could any watercraft or vessel be tied or moored to the dock for more than three continuous hours. In a memo to the council, Parks and Recreation director Randy Miller says the board recommended changes including: allowing 45 minutes for staging and/or removal of commercial watercraft; allowing no more than two commercial vessels at any one time for the purpose of staging or removal; any actively rented craft should fall under the same time limitations as any other watercraft; clarifying a section in the proposed ordinance to include organized events such as regattas, tournaments, or boat shows; and clarifying that commercial vessels or watercraft should refer to the selling of products such as food and goods. The board also suggests that the council look into any similar ordinance that may exist in the Iowa Great Lakes area for comparison, as well as see a discussion further open up with other commercial watercraft rental providers in the Clear Lake-Ventura area for any input they may have to a proposed ordinance. The council meets at 6 o’clock tonight at City Hall.last_img read more

Legislature Urges Executive: ‘Declare State of Health Emergency’

first_imgFollowing an hour of an emotionally charged debate, the Senate plenary Thursday, July 17, voted to mandate its leadership to immediately join their House of Representatives counterparts to ask President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to declare “a state of health emergency,” in wake of the alarming spread of the Ebola disease.“The motion suggests that immediately upon the adjournment of this session, the leadership of the Senate proceeds to the House of Representatives, and that the two leaderships proceed to the President and ask that a state of health emergency be imposed, and that US$1.5 million be made available to the Ministry of Health to tackle the Ebola.”The Senate’s decision followed a report by the Chairman on the Committee on Gender, Health, Social Welfare, Women and Children Affairs, Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman on the Ebola epidemic, in which he reported an increase in the spread of the disease.The Senators were unanimous in expressing dismay over the delay in finding money to help the health sector, with some painting gloomy pictures of what may happen if the Legislature fails to move immediately to make the necessary appropriation from the pending 2014/2015 national budget, if it comes to that.As a demonstration of their serious concern about the spread of the epidemic, some Senators suggested that the President declare an immediate state of emergency, while Senate Pro Tempore disclosed to his colleagues that in his recent interaction with President Sirleaf, he suggested that she declares a state of emergency.According to the report read to the Senate plenary during its 48th day sitting Thursday, said since March 22, 2014 to July 15, 2014, the total number of Ebola cases has reached 173, with Lofa County carrying the highest number of 110 cases; Montserrado County with 55 and Margibi five, while Bomi and Nimba Counties had two each; and Bong County one case. The total number of cases among health workers is currently put at 13; while the total number of death cases is put to 111, with Lofa and Montserrado Counties again carrying the highest number of 58 and 46, respectively, while Margibi and Bomi are reporting five and two.The Coleman-led Health Committee disclosed that the number of patients admitted in isolated units is 22; with a breakdown of 17 for Lofa and five for Montserrado.The report said the Ministry of Health has managed to trace 236 persons who may have been in contact with people with the Ebola case. Newly reported contacts as of July 15, 2014 are 25, according to the report.The committee’s report identified challenges in the areas of the number of burial teams in Montserrado and Lofa; the need to provide funding for compensation of contact tracers in the counties; the need to provide vehicles for supervision and contact tracing teams in the seven affected counties, Lofa, Montserrado, Margibi, Bomi, Nimba, Bong, and Grand Gedeh, referred to as response counties.The report further said the Ministry needs logistical support and training for other counties referred to as alert counties.With respect to finance to fight the epidemic, the report said the amount of US$100, 000 per affected county has been provided by the government of Liberia; while it said the US$500,000 pledged by the Nigerian Government has not yet been assessed.“It is evident that this epidemic has now spread to six of the 15 counties, and the number of deaths is increasing alarmingly and it is important that the necessary funding be provided to the health sector to stop the transmission of the virus and prevent avoidable death among our people.  We, therefore, appeal to our colleagues to get involved in social mobilization, awareness and sensitization campaigns to help halt the rapid spread of the epidemic.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more