The freeholders were scheduled to vote October 18 on an ordinance that would allow the county to finance the purchase of the semi-private, 135-acre golf course. Under the ordinance, the principal and interest on the notes would be guaranteed “fully, irrevocably and unconditionally” by taxpayers.
The Bergen County freeholders are scheduled to vote tonight on the purchase of the Emerson (N.J.) Golf Club for $8.5 million, the Woodland Park, N.J., NorthJersey.com reported.
The freeholders will consider an ordinance that would allow the Bergen County Improvement Authority to finance the purchase of the semi-private, 135-acre golf course. The principal and interest on these notes would be guaranteed “fully, irrevocably and unconditionally” by the taxpayers of Bergen County, under the terms of the ordinance, NorthJersey.com reported.
Open since 1963, the Emerson Golf Club is near the Oradell Reservoir on property that was once owned by United Water. In 2008, the utility sold the 18-hole, par 71 course to a private company, Emerson Management LLC, for about $10 million, NorthJersey.com reported.
The golf club currently offers memberships that range from $4,000 for individuals to $6,000 for families and $18,000 for corporations. Greens fees range from just over $40 on weekdays to $70 on weekends, with discounts available to Oradell and Emerson residents, NorthJersey.com reported.
The ordinance does not spell out what would become of those private memberships once Bergen County buys the course, NorthJersey.com reported.
Bergen County already operates five public golf courses: Darlington in Mahwah, Orchard Hills in Paramus, Overpeck in Teaneck, Valley Brook in River Vale, and the Rockleigh Golf Course in Rockleigh, NorthJersey.com reported.
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