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Killearn Country Club May Close Part of the Golf Course for Redevelopment

Killearn Country Club
Posted at 9:54 PM, Nov 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-17 18:35:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - A Killearn neighborhood is in the thick of controversy surrounding the proposed closing of part of their golf course. Ballots went out Monday to determine its future.

Killearn Country Club owner Barton Tuck is trying to approve plans to turn part of the course into conservation easement and sell the rest of it for redevelopment. The money would go towards updating the remaining 18 holes and a new club house.

If tuck continues to push for this project, a 40 year covenant goes into effect that could open up the possibility of members to buy the course.

There are many questions that remain, which is why Attorney Mark Lawson has filed suit on behalf of club members and home owners for more information in this process.

Lawson says, "The most important concern I hear from people who are concerned about not having enough factual information is; is this plan viable? And by that what guarantees are there that all this money will go to a new club house?"

Members will vote on the ballot at a December 18th meeting.