Glenwood halves golf fees for property, business owners

2014-06-22T00:00:00Z Glenwood halves golf fees for property, business ownersPaul Czapkowicz Times Correspondent
June 22, 2014 12:00 am  • 

GLENWOOD | The Village Board came to a unanimous decision Tuesday regarding a rate adjustment for Glenwood property owners that will take effect July 1 at the village-owned Glenwoodie Golf Course.

Last month, Village President Kerry Durkin suggested a waiver of greens fees for property and business owners in the village, plus their children under the age of 21. Durkin viewed it as a way to increase home ownership in the village and said taxpayers are already helping to finance the golf course.

Several trustees had reservations regarding Durkin's recommendations, including concerns over a loss of income and a possible influx of unsupervised children on the course.

With Durkin absent on Tuesday, the Village Board voted instead for reduced costs for property and business owners, but with no provision for children.

"Basically, all we did is we took the published rate and we just cut it in half," Trustee Carmen Hopkins said.

Trustee Paul Styles said the 50 percent discount will be "across the board," meaning not only for greens fees, but for things such as memberships, golf cart fees and buckets of balls. It will not apply to merchandise sold at the golf club.

Those who qualify for the discount will have to come to the Village Hall to obtain a card that identifies them as property owners.

That card will have to be presented to receive the discounts. The first card is free, but the replacement fee if the card is lost is $10.

Styles said tax bills will be checked to determine if they have been paid.

"If the taxes are delinquent, no card can be issued," he said.

Styles said the offer applies only to single-family homes and businesses, and that a water account must be established at the property in the owner's name.

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