Tuesday, 23 November 2010 12:00
Mike Ferry, on behalf of homeowners from Plantation Pointe, addressed the city council about activities concerning the Goose Pond Plantation Golf Course.Ferry told the council, “On October 6 most of the residents of Plantation Pointe subdivision were made aware of an initiative by the Goose Pond Board (GPB) to close the Goose Pond Plantation Golf Course.”
Ferry told the council it was the understanding of the residents that the idea has been in the works for some time and on two separate occasions, representatives of the residents of Plantation Pointe, representatives of the GPB, and representatives of the council have met and discussed the matter with no real progress being made from the meetings.
“The only reason we have been given as the impetus for closing the golf course is that it loses money,” stated Ferry. “With only little investigation, a reasonable person would conclude that virtually nothing has been done in a long time to increase the revenue generated by the course,” he stated.
Concerns about property values, such as premiums being paid for the benefit of being marked “Golf Course Locations” and interests regarding the use of the property after it was closed were expressed.
Ferry asked the council for a “vote of support” and a pledge to use the influence of the council to prevent the golf course from closing now, or in the reasonable future. The council was also asked to consider a vote of support and pledge to insure the Goose Pond Plantation Golf Course will continue to operate as a golf course.
Scottsboro City Councilman Keith Smith said he was notified the GPB intended to sell the golf course but didn’t believe anyone on the council was happy about it.
He also confirmed two meetings had been held.
Smith said, “We were told that nothing would be done without the city being notified, and we haven’t been notified about anything.”
Smith then stated, “I don’t want it closed, I don’t want it sold and I don’t want it leased. I want us to run it. We bought it.”
Goose Pond Colony General Manager Lyle Sosebee said, “The only thing that has happened so far was an appraisal.”
“There has been no decision made, but we are looking for solutions and hope to come up with something that will work,” stated Sosebee.
The appraisal is expected to be back in a couple of weeks.
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