By Sharon Aron Baron
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 to preserve green space.
What about the brown spaces out east?
Once again, the city’s eastern side is overlooked while the city is using stockpiled reserve money to fund this purchase.
Explain to all the Mainlands and Sabal Palm residents who look at weeds and dirt that Colony West will get a bail-out from the city.
Just think what $3 million could do to beautify the eastern part of Tamarac.
We could get that park project going for part of the Sabal Palm golf course near the Turnpike. We could beautify our perimeters by building walls like Lauderhill, including 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 garbage can nearby and seek shelter from nearby homes until the bus arrives. Weston paid for beautiful bus shelters for its residents at $685,000. These gorgeous shelters line their streets and don’t even have the ridership Tamarac has.
But buying golf courses?
Where were they when the Woodlands Country Club almost closed due to lack of cash?
The Woodlands Country Club found a buyer through ClubLink Corp and closed the deal this past April. If the Woodlands had known the city was in the golf course business, I’m sure they would have made them a great offer.
Watch out; I hear Woodmont Country Club is desperately seeking a buyer.
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, we should all play for free.
- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.
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