FLORIDA – Indigo Lakes residents are united in their effort to try to prevent the owner of their community golf course from building homes on the greens and fairways.
|Indigo Lakes residents are united in their effort to try to prevent the owner of their community golf course from building homes on the greens and fairways.|
|Article Courtesy of The Daytona Beach News-Journal|
Published June 3, 2019
DAYTONA BEACH — More than 150 Indigo Lakes neighborhood residents jammed into a meeting room Wednesday night to talk about plans for their community’s idled golf course really only had one point of contention: How quickly they should hire an attorney.
There appeared to be a universal rejection of Indigo Lakes golf course owner Colin Jon’s proposal to build more than 530 new residential units on the greens and fairways and shrink the 18-hole golf course down to nine truncated holes.
The group of neighbors decided to get a petition drive moving, raise money for attorneys’ fees through a GoFundMe account, keep everyone informed on a neighborhood website and meet with a few lawyers before deciding who they might retain.
“If we unite, it’s amazing what we’ll accomplish,” said Tom Hollman, one of the neighborhood’s homeowners’ association presidents.
Within the next two months presidents of the seven homeowners’ associations within Indigo Lakes will decide when to kick off their fundraising drive, and soon neighborhood residents will try to come to an agreement on whether it’s best to hire an attorney as soon as possible or wait until Jon officially files plans with the city. There were passionate arguments on both sides at the nearly 90-minute meeting.
“We can’t force them to do anything,” one woman said. “We’ll probably have to reach some sort of compromise. I’d rather see him put it to a reasonable use than look like a bankrupt community, which is what it looks like now.”
“No plans have been filed with the city,” another woman shouted out. “You’re asking to raise hands to support an attorney when we don’t know what we’re fighting.” Read more: