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Chalet Hills discussions

To the Editor:

I am against the Cary Park District Board of Commissioners’ consideration of the purchase of the Chalet Hills Golf Club. If they were to purchase it, the golf course would no longer generate property taxes, which would then have to be made up by taxpayers. I was reading meeting minutes of the board meetings for last year and found a few interesting discussions.

You may want to look at the minutes of July 28, 2011, at www.caryparks.com, which discuss GolfVision, the company that manages Foxford Hills Golf Course (owned by the Cary Park District) and who now also manages Chalet Hills Golf Club.

I especially found the statement “the opportunity to stabilize prices in a challenging golf market” interesting. Is that similar to price fixing? Even they admitted to a “challenging golf market.” And they’re in the business!

The minutes of Sept. 24, 2011, discussed tennis courts – whether to remove, repair or replace the few we have. There was discussion of new sites for the courts, perhaps Lions Park or Cary-Grove Park. But when the $100,000 to replace the courts was mentioned, one board commissioner stated he “would not spend $100,000 to replace for the sake of one or two passionate tennis players.” Well, guess what! I’m not for the Cary Park District’s spending millions to buy Chalet Hills Golf Club for the sake of “one or two passionate golfers.”

Joanne Daubner

Cary

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