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Avon council recently approved improvements to the Red Tail Golf Club’s 18-hole course.

AVON

Improvements to Phase 16 of the family-oriented, upscale Red Tail golf community earned council approval Nov. 2 with a 6-0 vote.

Councilman Tony Moore abstained from voting due to a prior relationship with an attorney representing a nearby property owner. Peter Restivo, 4061 Nagel Road, whose property is in close proximity to Phase 16, expressed concern in writing and in person about the development at council's Sept. 21 work session. Phase 16 is east of Lear Nagle Road, off St. Theresa Boulevard near the front nine holes of Red Tail Golf Club.

Restivo's letter was delivered to council and members of the administration 15 minutes before the start of the meeting. He was assured that his concerns would be addressed.

Westlake-based Carnegie Residential and Development Corp. did the site improvements, which are preparatory to selling lots for new homes. Mary Khouri, representing Carnegie, said at the Sept. 21 meeting she was unaware of any concerns or objections and requested a copy of Restivo's letter, which she received.

Both received assurances that city officials would visit the site to determine what, if anything, needed to be addressed. At the same meeting, Service Director Mike Farmer noted that a few items needed to be finished before he could sign off that improvements were complete. It included work on a right of way near golf cart paths. He and Engineer Ryan Cummins were scheduled to visit the site during the following week. In order to give time for work to be completed and concerns raised by Restivo to be looked into, council President Brian Fischer said the legislation would go through three full readings.

The final reading was Nov. 2. All city administrators who needed to sign off that the improvements were completed had done so. Restivo, his attorney, and representatives from Carnegie, including Khouri, attended the meeting, but did not speak as council passed the legislation.

Law Director John Gasior said in a phone call Carnegie was responsible for installing water and sewer lines, pouring concrete for streets and installing street signs, among other tasks. Carnegie will sell the property to a developer who will sell to individuals interested in building homes in the development. This will be the second to last phase to be developed. The first homes in Red Tail were built 25 years ago.

Contact freelance writer Michele Murphy at avonlakemurphy@gmail.com.

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