February, presentations were given and distributed regarding plans that a
group of area residents have put together to turn the golf course into the
Eagle Mountain Activity Center. Those plans are still being actively
studied, but have been slowed.
March and April, meetings have been held with city officials to determine how
the PID (Public Improvement District) would be managed. Many legal questions
have had to be researched and answered and some are still outstanding.
Other discussions have taken place with the major lienholder for the
property, golf course management companies, well drillers, TRWD, and
irrigation system specialists. Many questions have been answered, but there
are still key issues to be resolved. The city is currently investigating the
most expedient way the initial investment in the property could be funded.
the City of Fort Worth has given the owner of the golf course property notice
of foreclosure. That would result in the sale of the golf course to the
highest bidder in the August timeframe. However, that is unlikely to happen
as there are many legal avenues the current owner has to avoid or delay
this. Representatives of the golf course property owner met with Dennis
Shingleton in late March and indicated a new plan for developing the property
would be proposed in mid-April. However, no new plan has been provided.
would not be unexpected that the owner of the golf course would file for
bankruptcy protection which would create further delays in moving forward.
There have been rumors to the effect that has already happened, but we currently
do not have any concrete evidence that the filing has actually taken place.
homeowners have taken the initiative to mow a portion of the golf course to
keep up appearances in their own back yard, but we will soon need the City of
Fort Worth’s help to mow the property if the current owner does not make an
will continue to update you periodically as to the status of the golf course,
especially if there is any significant news to report.
Golf Course Committee