A special-committee meeting of Flat Rock residents Monday brought both sides no closer to compromise on a proposed soccer complex at the site of Highland Lake Golf Course, village Councilman Jim Wert said Tuesday. The fate of the project now rests once again with the Village Council.
The committee was comprised of 18 residents from around Flat Rock, including several from the three neighborhoods that surround the golf course who oppose Henderson County's plan to purchase the site and convert part of it to a soccer complex.
Wert, chairman of the committee, said there was also a good mix of supporters at Monday's meeting who made strong points in favor of the project, but the "preponderance" of representatives were those who objected to it.
"We really couldn't accomplish a whole lot because the two positions were so far away — i.e., no soccer fields versus no fewer than seven," Wert said. "It really didn't lend itself to a negotiated compromise."
The Village Council plans to meet formally Monday to hear a report from Wert on what information was gleaned from the meeting, and to place the matter on the agenda for a vote during the council's monthly meeting Dec. 8.Read the full article