A few questions regarding the golf course

Joe O'Donnell

Dear Editor,There are a few things I don’t understand about the proposed golf course, the intended funding, and the use of the landfill’s million a year profit.1. Is the Certificate of Participation simply a way to fund an unpopular project? 2. How will projects supported by the landfill be funded when that money is spent on the golf course?3. How will other city projects such as the south bridge, the bypass, and a theater be funded?4. Why are the pool supporters forced to use a beg-a-thon to raise money? 5. Why does the city need to subsidize Glenwood Meadows? (Property values increase significantly when adjoining a golf course.)6. Is the city buying the anticipated resort hotel a golf course?7. Why not let private enterprise build the course and pay taxes on the profit?8. How will the golf course property be stabilized so it will not become the proposed Target’s garden center? 9. Why is the Planning and Zoning Commission getting involved since the City Council has approved a contract to plan the course? 10. What happens if P&Z were to recommend against rezoning the Glenwood Meadows property? 11. Was the $235,000 contract with Phelps Golf Course Design competitively bid? 12. Who else submitted a bid?13. What thought has been given to paying for construction cost overruns?14. Are the residents of Glenwood Springs getting value for their 20 million dollar investment?These questions need answers; residents need to vote on this project.Sincerely, Joe O’DonnellGlenwood Springs

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