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Let’s see the numbers for the golf course

Dear Editor,

Do interest rates truly take precedence over a vote of the citizens of Glenwood Springs?

Since when did the city of Glenwood become a business? Last I knew, it was a democracy.

If Glenwood is no longer a democracy, and is now a business, citizens, herein known as shareholders, wish to see some numbers from the town council, herein known as CEO.

How was the $12.3 million figure arrived at? What portion is allotted the golf course? What portion the pool? What portion the whitewater park? Were these last two items thrown in to appease the swimmers and whitewater enthusiasts? (Bet you wish you’d thrown in a couple of tennis courts, huh?)

As a shareholder in this proposed new business, I’ve heard the CEO state on several occasions this new business venture will turn a profit and be paying for itself within five years.

Let’s see the numbers, best and worst case scenario building costs, operating costs, type and amount of greens fees to be charged, to pay off the $1 million per year debt, and how they compare to fees charged at other local courses, swimming pools and whitewater parks.

Kenny Smith

Glenwood Springs

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