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Is Round Hill Country Club a good neighbor?

Original post made by Hal, CDSI Research, Alamo, on Feb 16, 2011

Dear Jessica,

There is a question circulating today “Is Round Hill Country Club a good neighbor in Alamo?”

It seems that lighting tennis courts and the revenue generated is more important than neighbors nearby. It raises interesting civil rights considerations due to good neighbor statutes that protect individual residents from the willful power of a larger corporate or institutional opponent.

Certainly the lack of interactive discussion and mitigation available at Contra Costa County Municipal Advisory Council meetings in Alamo cannot answer that question. MAC members are not allowed to engage all parties in an interactive discussion to better understand the issues.

So, do we know if Round Hill Country Club is a good neighbor?

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Posted by tom
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:23 am

this old fool should go back to sleep if he new anything he would realize round hill is a good neighbor and i live a lot closer than this fool

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Posted by Hal, CDSI Research
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 17, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Dear Jessica,

This topic and its questions gathered 157 direct responses (up until this moment) that truly defined sincere interests by RHCC Tennis to mitigate as a good neighbor. The resulting information has been collected into a news service story.

With the primary purpose achieved, we might recognize Tom's observation of the role of a towne fool to ask the questions nobody will ask and get the in-depth answers everyone wants to know. It is likely today, when the inability to communicate with governments continues due to very restrictive policies, that Alamo likely needs an official towne fool to gather such important information that mitigates so many issues between governments and our community.

Maybe it's Tom turn?

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Posted by oh!riley
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 18, 2011 at 12:57 pm

To answer your question, Hal, I believe that RHCC is a good neighbor. They are trying to address the need for additional tennis court times for those without the ability to play during work hours. They are following the process in place to do this. Although you may disagree with the need for lights, you can't blame RHCC for wanting to provide this service to the members. It may also be noted that many of those residents impacted are club members and have many avenues available within the club structure to make their opinions known in addition to the county process.

(BTW--I live in the Roundhill neighborhood and am not a tennis member.)

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Posted by Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

No, RHCC is NOT a good neighbor. [portion removed] If "they" don't think it is a problem, then there's never a problem - until they get sued and lose. Neighbors can and should sue - to keep the lights off. If players don't like it, play somewhere else...

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