Deputy city manager George Brown made a presentation at this week's Beach & Park District (BPD) meeting in which the negotiated InterLocal Agreement appears to be moving forward for the 2/28/18 closing. The agreement now calls for the BPD to purchase the East property for $5 million and the title will be in their name alone and not subject to the agreement. The western portion of the property will be subject to the Interlocal agreement as the city will be providing funding for this purchase for $19 million and the title to this property will be in the name of the city until the BPD pays off that loan. There is a Joint meeting of the BPD & City Council on 2/28 with time and location TBA, but this is expected to be a back slapping event which will celebrate the acquisition of the 212 acres that will become Boca Natinoal Golf Club.
Several more meetings are scheduled as follows:
1/22 -1:30pm - City council workshop meeting-Public comments are available for speaking
1/23 -6pm - City coucil meeting / final approval of the ordinance to allow the city to borrow funds that will be loaned to the BPD for the purchase of the western portion of the former Ocean Breeze property per the above mentioned InterLocal Agreement.
1/29, 2/1 & 2/12 - 5:30-8pm+ / BPD Public meetings at Sugar Sand Park for interviewing the architectural companies that have responded to the RFP for redesigning the new Boca National Golf Club. Each of the 15 companies will have approx 30 minutes to make their presentation and provide Q&A from the District commissioners (no public comment until regular BPD meeting). These meetings should be very exciting as the new golf course proposals will eventually lead to the improvements that benefit all residents.
2/5 -5:15pm -BPD regular meeting, but this maybe changed due to scheduling conflicts with the Boca Raton golf championship (PGA Senior tournament) that the BPD is co-sponsoring with the city.