A state legislator has pushed for a measure to end a longstanding practice of assessing land at $1,000/acre, but a vote targeting clubs in affluent Montgomery County failed. Del. David Moon will now try to gain support for a statewide initiative that would tax 1 percent of a club’s market value.
A “hellacious” amount of dirt (60,000 cubic yards) has piled up at the Tamarac, Fla. property, which sold 44 acres for development last year. And because it’s been determined that the soil is contaminated with chemicals, the city says it either needs to trucked off site or mixed with sufficiently clean soil before being reused. Woodmont’s owner, blaming setbacks from Hurricane Irma, says remediation is being completed “step by step.”
The current agreement allows clubs that don’t restrict membership based on gender, race, nationality or religion to assess land at $1,000 per acre, resulting in a reduction in their property tax payments to the county and state. David Moon plans to introduce legislation to remove the tax break in Montgomery County, requiring voters to approve […]
A member of the Chevy Chase, Md., club has confirmed that former President Barack Obama has joined the club. The course is close to the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington where the Obamas purchased an $8.1 million home earlier this year. Former President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to join Columbia Country Club in Chevy […]
The Rancho Mirage, Calif., club has reportedly extended an honorary membership to former President Barack Obama, though The Desert Sun was unable to confirm the report and club officials would not comment. Officials at Thunderbird Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif., said they could not confirm or deny reports that the oldest 18-hole club in […]
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