FLORIDA – Ft. Caroline club owners propose forced membership fee

First Coast News:  Ft. Caroline club owners propose forced membership fee
By Shelby Danielsen
February 23, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Since a neighborhood newsletter left Ft. Caroline homeowners with questions over what would happen to their community golf course, some anonymous residents reached out to First Coast News to say they strongly believe “it was all a scare tactic to get more money” and to not be taken seriously.

They also clarified that it is the club’s owners, not the Homeowner’s Association, threatening to enforce a new membership fee for 100% of the homeowners there to possibly save the golf course.

A 30-year zoning ordinance for the Hidden Hills Golf Course expires this July. It is that impending date that sparked Paul Franks, the HOA president, to publish his latest message, saying “the land could convert to anything, including low income multi-family housing.

To avoid this, he says the only option the owners presented is to “add a monthly $96 membership fee for all homeowners.” Read more:

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