Saratoga National Golf Course Did Not Build A Helipad

During the last several days I attempted to locate the helipad at Saratoga National Golf Course in order to photograph it.  It turns out that there may not be an actual helipad.  Saratoga National Golf Course had been providing regular rides from its grounds for weddings and other events.  I had assumed that in order … Continue reading “Saratoga National Golf Course Did Not Build A Helipad”

Of PACs, Surveys, And Saratoga National Golf Course

The always interesting Thomas Dimopoulos has a comprehensive article on the Saratoga PAC that you can find on the Hill Country Observer website   Article On PAC There is also an excellent editorial on the same website regarding the Saratoga National Golf Course controversy.  Great Editorial                 ********************************************************************* Saratoga PAC is having a community reception at … Continue reading “Of PACs, Surveys, And Saratoga National Golf Course”

Yepsen To Respond On Saratoga National Golf Course Imminently

I received the following email from Mayor Yepsen: From: Joanne Yepsen [joanne.yepsen@saratoga-springs.org] Sent: Thursday, October 08, 2015 5:44 PM To: John Kaufmann Cc: christian mathiesen; John Franck; Skip Sciroco; michele madigan; Joseph Ogden; Vincent DeLeonardis Subject: Re: Saratoga National Golf Course Violations John, this has nothing to do with transparency, just time in the day.  The staff has done a … Continue reading “Yepsen To Respond On Saratoga National Golf Course Imminently”

Mayor Yepsen Responds On Saratoga National Golf Course’s Violations… Sort of

I received the following email from Mayor Yepsen regarding the Saratoga National Golf Course violations: From: Joanne Yepsen [joanne.yepsen@saratoga-springs.org] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 1:13 PM To: John Kaufmann Cc: <christian.mathiesen@saratoga-springs.org>; John Franck; Skip Sciroco; <michele.madigan@saratoga-springs.org> Subject: Re: Saratoga National Golf Course John, thanks very much for bringing this to our attention. My staff have been looking into all the … Continue reading “Mayor Yepsen Responds On Saratoga National Golf Course’s Violations… Sort of”

Candidate Safford Responds To Questions About Saratoga National Golf Course

[Note: While new posts automatically go out to the “followers” of this blog, comments do not.  With that in mind I am posting John Safford’s response to my inquiry to him about Saratoga National Golf Course’s violation of their Special Use Permit] Hi John, I do follow your blog and was held in suspense while … Continue reading “Candidate Safford Responds To Questions About Saratoga National Golf Course”

Saratoga National Golf Course: Above The Law?

[Note:  This was reposted because I published the original email to Mayor Yepsen from September 18 rather than the new one] I have documented what appears to be the systematic violations by Saratoga National Golf Course to adhere to the requirements of the Special Use Permit issued to them by the city.  To date the … Continue reading “Saratoga National Golf Course: Above The Law?”

Rules? They Are For The Little People! Saratoga National Golf Course and Saratoga P.L.A.N. Smooch

The Saratogian published an article in today’s (September 29, 2015) edition covering the Saratoga P.L.A.N. fund raiser titled “Feast of the Fields” which occurred on September 24th.  According to the story, the event was a fabulous success drawing some five hundred attendees.  It was also generously supported by a litany of restaurants in the area … Continue reading “Rules? They Are For The Little People! Saratoga National Golf Course and Saratoga P.L.A.N. Smooch”

Saratoga National Golf Course: Interesting Article From Albany Business Journal

A friend sent me this article from the Albany Business Review Biz Article. It had some interesting things in it. For one thing, they boast that they host one hundred and twenty weddings a year. I have heard that when you contact them about their hosting a wedding, right at the beginning they let you … Continue reading “Saratoga National Golf Course: Interesting Article From Albany Business Journal”

More Bizarre Stuff With Saratoga National Golf Course: The City Has No Record Of Who Would Enforce Compliance With Special Permits

In August I FOILed the city about a number of issues.  One of my requests involved what appeared to be a lack of compliance with the Special Permit issued to Saratoga National that limited them to no more than three large events a year.  The response to the FOIL as regards this matter (The FOIL … Continue reading “More Bizarre Stuff With Saratoga National Golf Course: The City Has No Record Of Who Would Enforce Compliance With Special Permits”

Democrats To Address Saratoga National Golf Course At Their Meeting

There will be a meeting of the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee on Saturday, September 19th at 9AM in the Harry Dutcher Room of the Public Library. According to Charlie Brown, the Saratoga Springs Democratic Committee chairman, there will be a discussion of the Saratoga National Golf Course’s proposal to build a resort in the city’s … Continue reading “Democrats To Address Saratoga National Golf Course At Their Meeting”