The deadline has come and gone for the owners of the Blackstone Creek Golf Course to approve the sale of more than 20 acres of land to the Village of Germantown.
A month has gone by since the Germantown board of trustees first voted to purchase approximately 24 acres of the Blackstone Creek Golf Course. When the board voted to approve the land acquisition March 5, owners of the golf course, Frank Romano and Troy Schmidt were given four days to approve the agreement. The board of trustees unanimously voted Monday night to extend the offer deadline to April 12.
The acquisition of the 24 acres would put in motion a land agreement the village has with the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Should the village purchase a portion of the golf course, MMSD would buy the bulk of the course for the purposes of park and flood management in the floodplain of the Menomonee River.
MMSD would also give 131 acres to be combined with the village's 24 acres for the creation of a public park consisting of about 153-acres. In return, the village would hand over control of 204 acres at the river's headwaters to MMSD as part of the Greenseams flood management program.
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