Friday, 04 May 2012 00:00
I still prefer the plan by a group of Roslyn Country Club (RCC) homeowners to purchase the club and sell part of the land for a small number of homes to cover the cost of the ownership the club property (“Negotiations Continue Over Pool Status,” The Roslyn News, April 26).
If the current negotiated price is about $2 million with an additional $1 million for repairs, the RCC homeowners can persuade the town to allow six or seven additional homes on the open space and still keep the tennis courts and pool for their community. Not getting into the pros/cons of having an additional six or seven new homes, the obvious benefits for the rest of the residents of the Town of North Hempstead is we don’t have to pay for a small group of homeowners’ private club costs. I am sure the Roslyn Country Club residence would not enjoy non-residents looking for parking spots in their community to access the private pool.
Additionally, these new homes not only bring additional tax income to the town they will also help the RCC members to reduce the cost of maintenance of the pool and tennis courts. Most likely these costs will be less than what the current owner was asking, but not as low as of the previous owner of the club.