Who knew that the City of Tamarac was in the golf business? While east Tamarac has two empty golf courses sitting near the Mainlands and Sabal Palm, the City has decided that it wants to buy one of Colony West’s courses for $3 million dollars to preserve green space.
What about the brown spaces out east?
Once again the eastern side of the city is overlooked while the city is using stockpiled reserve money to fund this purchase.
Explain to all the residents of the Mainlands and Sabal Palm who look out to weeds and dirt, that Colony West will get a bail-out from the city.
Just think what $3 million dollars could do to beautify the eastern part of Tamarac.
We could get that park project going for part of Sabal Palm golf course near the Turnpike. We could beautify our perimeters by building walls like Lauderhill which includes miles of landscaping. How about using some of our money for bus shelters to keep our residents sheltered from the rain while waiting for the bus along Commercial Boulevard? Since Broward County Transit won’t pay for these, the city hasn’t considered building any that BCT won’t provide for free. Residents wait daily in the rain with no shelter, bench or even a garbage can nearby and seek shelter from nearby homes until the bus arrives. Weston paid for beautiful bus shelters for it’s residents at a cost of $685,000. These gorgeous shelters line their streets and they don’t even have the ridership that Tamarac has.
But buying golf courses?
Where were they when the Woodlands Country Club almost closed due to lack of cash?
You know what the Woodlands did? They found a buyer through ClubLink Corp and closed the deal this past April. If the officers at the Woodlands would have known the city was in the golf course business, I’m sure that they would have made them a great offer.
Watch out, I hear that Woodmont Country Club is desperately seeking a buyer as well.
Just think, now the city manager and commissioners will have a place to play golf. On second thought, since we the residents are buying the course at Colony West, then we all should play for free.
Contact the city manager and commissioners today and tell them we don’t want our reserve money going to buy golf courses.
Mayor Bushnell Pamela.Bushnell@tamarac.org
Vice Mayor Gomez Michelle.Gomez@tamarac.org
Commissioner Swenson Marion.Swenson@tamarac.org
Commissioner Glasser Diane.Glasser@tamarac.org
Commissioner Dressler Harry.Dressler@tamarac.org
City Manager email@example.com
Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and writer for Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk and Parkland Talk.
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