Monday, May 12, 2014

Puget Sound Golfers - Help needed immediately

1....On Monday CALL 425 257 7115 - Everett Mayor Stephanson's office REQUEST he not allow WALTER HALL course to be sold to developers....

2....SEND EMAIL to Anne Pogson apogson@everettwa.gov requesting this popular course be continued for golfers to enjoy 55,000 + annual rounds.

Thank You. Gene & Diane Slagle - Solarek details (below)
Dear Carl,

Gene,
We need some help in Everett. Below is the e-mail I sent out to all our club members. This is simply outrageous!!
I am not sure how you can help other than to pass this on somehow. We need voices at the next meeting to stop this or we will be losing the course.
Thanks!

Chuck Solarek

THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!!!!

The city of Everett is determined to sell off our golf course, either in whole or in part. At the meeting on Thursday, 8 May, any opposition was politely stifled. Discussion groups were made up after the formal meeting, but, any golfers were separated so that none could be in a group together.

It is apparent the city is willing to sell off a public asset in the guise of a city budget issue.

Those in attendance were told that each round played at Walter Hall loses money? Conversely, each round played at Legion Memorial MAKES MONEY. How is this possible since both courses are managed by Premier Golf and the city of Everett themselves?

There is a second meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 13th, at 5:30 PM at Everett Community College, Conference Center, Wilderness Auditorium.

WE NEED VOICES!!! PLEASE MAKE ROOM TO ATTEND OR WE WILL LOSE OUR COURSE AND OUR CLUB!!!

I am going to try and change my Mariner tickets for Tuesday to Wednesday so I can be there.

I believe we need an attorney for representation since the city is of a mind that they can sell off public assets without constituent approval.

I will be contacting local news media to try and get some publicity on the subject. A search on the internet does not give any results for this. The city is trying to steam roll the sale before any one that cares is aware.

I am also going to research if a petition can be generated.

Walter Hall is reportedly in the top five for most played courses in the state. Some where in the neighborhood of 50-60,000 rounds a year. How does a golf course with that much play lose money unless it is being mismanaged at some level.

If anyone is or knows an attorney that can help please pass on my contact info (cell is 206-225-3045).

Again, please come to the meeting Tuesday and help save our course!!!!

Fairways & greens,

Chuck Solarek
VP/Tournament

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