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A Medina County golf course may become a public park
Montville Township's trustees will meet Wednesday to discuss the possibility of purchasing the property
Story by KELSEY LEYVA


 
After being closed for two years, the Blue Heron Golf Course may be re-purposed as a public park.
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One of the 15 golf courses for sale in Ohio may become a public park.

Unlike the Oakwood Country Club in Cleveland Heights that was transformed into a mass retail and residential space, Medina County is considering buying the Blue Heron Golf Course and making it open space.

Montville Township’s trustees are meeting Wednesday to discuss the possibility. The golf course has been closed for two years. Trustee Jeff Brandon says if purchased, the new park would differ from other township parks – many of which are dedicated to sports fields and picnic areas.

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“This park, if this all works out, would be more of the type that you would just utilize the existing paved paths, the walking trails, for those types of activities.”

If a deal is made, the board will pay for the property with the township’s general fund. It has not been determined how much the 27-hole course will cost.

Not part of the deal is the 29,000 square-foot clubhouse.
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Has Jeff ever walked these paths? Does he understand these paths are right in peoples back yards that have built their dream homes? Would Jeff want complete strangers walking in his back yard? Does Jeff have children? Would he want his kids to be exposed to complete strangers walking in their back yards? Does Jeff own a dog? My dogs bark non stop when a stranger is in our back yard. Would Jeff be OK with his dogs barking all day long? Does the township have such a slush find that buying this gold course is nothing more than writing a check? Maybe jeff our taxes are to high and we should examine how you can just write a million dollar check at our expense.


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