Local residents will no doubt be overjoyed to see that the screened chain link fencing surrounding the back 9 on the course is coming down.
This is not because the current owner of the course has suddenly developed civic responsibility; the fencing was placed initially when that section of the course was closed to complete some work in connection with the Faria project. The work was completed and the back 9 reopened quite some time ago, but the fencing has remained.
It is not only unsightly but it is a safety hazard. The plastic screening on the fence restricts visibility around the corners.
With this in mind, the City has begun removing the fencing. This will resolve both the safety and the cosmetic issues.
We have no idea what, if any, response the owner of the course will have to this action. What we do know is that the fence was no longer needed and that it was an unpleasant addition to the neighborhoods. It’s good to know that the City has taken the initiative to remedy this eyesore and public safety hazard.