Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Meeting of the golf course held on Saturday May 3rd

Council member Leon addressed the grass issue.  The owners have until May 15th to cut the perimeter or they will be fined.  Richard Leon asked that if you see someone mowing, to please email him.  He will keep an eye on the progress too.

Council For Progress executive director, Joe Mazurkiewicz gave a report on the team tasked to find  solutions for the 175+ acres.  The team consists of local business leaders and members of the Council for Progress.

  • 3 Swedish investors are interested in the property & in talks with the owners.
  • Of the 3, 2 are Pro Golfers, 1 is Pro Hockey
  • A viable option to support an 18 hole golf course could be a country club type building with banquet facilities (similar to the old Golf Club building) and a 55+ living center.  In order for the layout to work, the center would need to be a vertical structure of 6 stories.  The space across Palm Tree could be used for additional parking for the club and hall.
There is nothing concrete & negotiations are on going.  The Council For Progress was given 90 days by the city to come back with their findings.  Joe expects to give his report to council at a Monday night council meeting before the mayor & council leave for their summer hiatus.   The last meeting before hiatus will be Monday, June 16th.