A modest solution for golf course default

Brad Gates

Dear Editor,

This is to be considered an open letter to the members of City Council who voted in favor of the new golf course, and city staff.

So you think you know how I want to invest my share of $12 million in tax money, which for our home amounts to more than $1,700? You are telling us that a golf course is a better investment than a bypass. I disagree, but if you are going to charge ahead with this, I ask you to protect my investment.

The way the COP financing system has been set up depends upon the golf course being successful. If the golf course fails, it will revert back to the investors of the COP as owners. At this point it will probably follow the trend of the rest of the golf courses in the valley and become a private course.

I would like to see each taxed property be awarded a lifetime, transferable membership in the golf course that can be retained in perpetuity with the property or sold at market value at any time after the golf course becomes private, if in fact it is not successful.

Or you could just put it to a vote.

Brad Gates

Glenwood Springs

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