Jul 22, 2016
“Hell, No!”

(RINGOES, NJ) With all eyes turning to Baltusrol this coming week, less than an hour away another New Jersey golf course was making the news. reports that a plan to build a $2.5 million clubhouse at county-owned Heron Glen Golf Course drew a packed house to a public hearing this week. The ordinance was approved 4-1, but not without some fiery opposition. When it came time to vote for a roll-call vote on the measure, Robert Walton, the lone dissenting legislator, yelled, “Hell no!” The debate was colorful, with Walton describing the clubhouse as the fly in the bowl of lobster bisque; another calling it a Taj Mahal being built on the taxpayers’ dime; and one pragmatic objector saying, “What you need is a pavilion with drop-down sides, some grills and some cold beer.” In the end, when the ordinance was approved, someone in the audience had a retort for Walton’s lone dissenting vote, yelling out, “Hell, yes!” Now, that the clubhouse has been approved, here’s hoping they can all rally round the project. But, truth be told, that pavilion with drop-down sides, a grill, and cold beer had a certain cachet to it.

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