The Liquor License issued to the Golf Club at Cypress Head is for a Private Golf Course!!
At a time when the Golf Course is begging for over $1.5 million dollars in taxpayer (public) money we now find that even the State of Florida’s Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco thinks the course is PRIVATE. Yep, just read the liquor license. Cypress Head’s license has the designation 11CG for a private club, not the 11CG PC for a public club. I’m sure it looked like a private club to any ABT inspectors that came by–what with the gated community, limited access plan of Cypress Head.
We’ve had private meetings between the mayor, the manager and Kemper Sports Management to discuss spending $1.5 million in public money. We’ve had private contracts with the mayor’s construction buddy for golf course repairs using close to $50,000 in public money. KSM, a private management firm wants us to spend over $200,000 in public money to pay their salaries while the course is closed! It’s time our City Council started looking out for the public good and put off the golf course renovations until all the private wheeling and dealing can be sorted out.
The Golf Course is, unfortunately, like so many other things at the City……………the closer we look the more “mistakes” we find.