New plans have unfolded for the , according to the .
The town now proposes creating a special district for Roslyn Country Club, encompassing 668 homes, with homeowners becoming club members.
This district would then issue bonds for the repairs, placing the financial burden on the the district, rather than the town. In addition, some of the operational costs might be applied to homeowners in the district.
The property had sparked controversy among North Hempstead residents. While many living in Roslyn Heights had pointed out that a revamped facility would be an asset to the town, other North Hempstead residents living outside the area questioned the cost.
Not long ago, town officals had intended to purchase the property with funds from the town's . The town's plan included issuing $7.5 million in bonds to cover needed improvements, and sell memberships to town residents at $1,000 per family.
But many , and an estimated 4,000 signatures were collected on a petition in favor of putting the plans for the property to a referendum. However, at least one resident had of those signatures.
While the new plan shifts the financial burden from the town to the district, there is no word yet on how many memberships would be available to other town residents or what membership would cost.