Village Board Unanimously Votes to Place Referendum Question on April 4, 2023 Ballot Regarding Glencoe Golf Club Clubhouse
At the December 15, 2022 Village Board of Trustees meeting the Board voted unanimously to place a referendum question on the April 4, 2023 general election ballot. The question requests voter authorization to utilize General Obligation bond funding for up to $15 million for improvements and replacement of the Clubhouse in line with the Golf Club’s commitment to sustainability. Added amenities open and available to the public will include: event space, a restaurant open year-round, and a variety of other outdoor recreational opportunities. Click to view the staff memo from the December 15 Board meeting.
Following a study conducted several years ago, the Village has been considering how to update the over 100 year old facility. At the October 18, 2022 Committee of the Whole Meeting, the Board was presented information on the state of the current Clubhouse, anticipated project costs, and private fundraising efforts. Click to view the presented staff memo at the October 18 Committee of the Whole meeting.
The financial impact to taxpayers, if the referendum were to pass, is expected to be approximately $140 per $10,000 in property taxes paid. However, the improvements are expected to generate incremental revenue that could be utilized to abate a portion of the tax levy associated with the issuance of bonds, in addition to any private funds raised by Friends of the Glencoe Golf Club.
Click to view recordings of the Village Board discussions at the October 18 Committee of the Whole meeting, and the December 15 Board meeting on the Village’s YouTube Account.
Additional information on the referendum question will be available on the Village of Glencoe’s website in the coming weeks at www.villageofglencoe.org/referendum as well as shared via our social media channels and weekly newsletters. Subscribe to our weekly newsletters here.