Thursday, March 15, 2012


Draft 3 of the Budget will be reviewed at the regular Finance Committee meeting March 19, 2012, 7 P.M. MA Board Room.


  1. I was wondering if a solution to the problem would be to make membership in the golf course come with residence in Farmington Woods. If the costs of operating the golf course were built into ownership here, how much would that increase rates if it were handled the same way the restaurant minimum is?

    I agree with you that it doesn't make much sense to expect all members of Farmington Woods to pay for a few of us to play golf. And still the cost to become a member becomes prohibitively high because so few can afford to play. Yet all of us moved here in part because we appreciate the atmosphere provided by the golf course and the scenery it provides.

    Would the cost of making all of us members be so astronomical that it would not make sense? As a non golfer, I'd love to have that number. If the number is reasonable I might be persuaded to pick up a set of golf clubs.

    1. I don't really have an answer to your question. Sounds like something that should be brought up at a budget meeting. I do know that Heritage Village in Southbury which was built by the same developer as FW offers a free golf membership for 1 year to new owners supposedly worth $9K.(They sold their golf course years ago to a private entity but managed to work this out with the new owners.)Unfortunately, according to management there, the majority of new owners don't participate in golf and do not take advantage of the offer. So the offer of golf included with ownership here might just prevent people from buying, rather than inducing them to.