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Public golf course buyer wants to break impasse with city

The public golf course buyer wants to break an impasse before the city can say yes or no to the design and float a loan to build it.

Ten issues are still on the table before a crucial May 28 joint meeting on the fate of Boca National Golf Club in Boca Teeca.

City council balked at a $28 million construction loan and objected to the design that includes a tunnel under Northwest Second Avenue. They even proposed taking over the whole project.

So the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District voted Monday to send an emissary with experts to try and resolve the issues.

Commissioner Bob Rollins was chosen as the point person. “We never asked the city to take it over. That’s not our first choice,” he said.

“Someone has to go talk to them,” said Commissioner Craig Ehrnst.

It’s not clear if the city will agree to this strategy or if there’s even enough time before the big meeting. There’s a seven-day requirement to notify the public.

By Marci Shatzman

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