2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 1:53 PM

A few months ago, the Park Ridge Country Club repaired and painted their metal fence and placed a plastic screen on their metal chain link fence along Greenwood. The repairs and painting was needed, as it poorly reflected on the neighborhood. That maintenance was appreciated. However, the green/black plastic screening which is usually placed on a metal fence to temporarily cover construction sights has remained in place. I have lived here for over 40 years without this plastic green/black screening. This new change is an eyesore and not in keeping with the homes and neighborhood. Is this a permanent screening?


2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 2:09 PM

From what I read on a post when it was first put up, yes, it is permanent

2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 2:24 PM

Get over it and plant bushes,

2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 2:26 PM

If it is permanent, why is there black plastic sheeting only along Greenwood and not around the homes on Austin, Northwest Highway and Prospect?

2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 2:41 PM

At the request of the members, so that you can't watch them tee off from the green that is right on greenwood

2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 3:44 PM

Maybe the Club does not want the neighbors watching them spray pesticides/chemicals on their greens that aerate and run off in the rain water that floods our streets and lawns. The golf course needs a Pollution Prevention Management Plan like other golf courses. The Park Ridge golf course should be included in the Park Ridge environmental plan with residential lawn care and parks because of the size of its property/greens. We would like to hear from the 1st and 3rd Aldermen.

2 years ago on 02/25/2017 at 6:29 PM

Maybe I honked one too many times when I saw someone getting ready to swing and made them screw up. lolol.

2 years ago on 02/26/2017 at 12:52 AM

Maybe it's a winter thing to keep salt from being sprayed onto the property.

2 years ago on 02/26/2017 at 8:14 AM

Really? Some of us have chain link fences and how would my neighbors like to have this cheap plastic screening between our houses? As good neighbors, we would not do this to one another. Who approved this plastic screening for the Club? Is there not a City Appearance Committee ? Alderman Moran this is your First Ward, what do you think ? Thanks.

2 years ago on 02/26/2017 at 9:02 AM

Not bad. I only complained about this like 6 months ago. BTW. must be a quiet day that you need something old to stir then pot on. lolol

2 years ago on 02/26/2017 at 2:34 PM

We have been patiently waiting for the Club to do the right thing and "take down that wall" lol. Club members may not be residents and thus, not concerned about the surrounding neighbors. However, the Club Board should. Any Aldermen who may be members of the Club should have some voice also.

2 years ago on 02/26/2017 at 7:04 PM

The screening is not sound proof. The earth rotates the sun so the screening is not effective. Screening was not in place since the development of golf course which has been there for decades. Golfers should wear sun glasses/a hat. Come on ! It remains an eyesore and reflects the attitude of the Club toward the neighborhood.

2 years ago on 02/27/2017 at 2:11 AM

No one has been playing golf this winter.

2 years ago on 02/27/2017 at 5:17 PM

Awaiting Alderman Moran's response. Thanks

2 years ago on 02/27/2017 at 5:20 PM

Please start with a different problem tomorrow. this one seems to have died and the country club must-have paid everyone not to talk about it.

2 years ago on 02/27/2017 at 11:42 PM

Barbara Gaffke, If you want a faster response you can tag me on a post instead of just mentioning my name or title and hoping that I see it. Believe it or not, I actually don't check this site on a daily basis. It wasn't until another Alderman told me about your posts tonight that I came to see what was going on. You seem to be implying (incorrectly) that I am a member of the Park Ridge Country Club. Although I enjoy playing golf, I am not a member at PRCC. As for your concern, I have not heard from any of my 1st ward residents with similar concerns, so I'll have to do some research. Personally, I have noticed the improved fence. re-straightened and freshly painted. I also know that there was some green privacy screening in certain areas along Greenwood for many years. The black is new, but matches the fence. These tarps are traditionally used for a few different reasons. 1. ) Privacy- so jerks like Tom Giannopoulos (kidding Tom) don't honk or yell during someone's swing. 2. ) Safety- the majority of the stretch along Greenwood is a Par 5, meaning that there are 2 very long shots involved that are more likely to lead to a ball landing on Greenwood. That is the reason for the abnormally high fence along that stretch and the bushes and trees that border Greenwood. A golf ball is smaller than the holes in the fence and can easily shoot thru. Any homeowner that lives along Greenwood should embrace any effort to minimize golf balls on Greenwood! A golf ball thru a car window could result in a car leaving the roadway and present a safety concern to the neighbors. This should help address Rosemary Woo's comment about the other neighbors with backyards boarding the club. Landscaping- the mesh helps keep the bushes and trees, that are on the inside of the fence, from growing through the fence and appearing unsightly. I'm not taking an sides in this. just providing the information I have at hand. I'll see what I can find out from the city and PRCC and circle back in a few days.

2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 7:57 AM


2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 12:38 PM

Maybe the Club's fence needs a NO HONK sign. I wonder if the honking geese that fly over the Club bothers the golfers also. How should that noise be handled ? lol One of my neighbors said the geese can't read.

2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 1:13 PM

If you're not going to take my responses seriously then I'll just stop replying. I'm trying to help and your response is not appreciated.

2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 1:17 PM

Honk honk honk honk. the extra was for you John

2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 1:19 PM

So, the open question for the alderman in our midst is this: Would the Country Club (or any property owner for that matter) need to have a permit to install the screening on the fence?

2 years ago on 02/28/2017 at 2:01 PM

Email sent to City staff. Will update once I get a response. It is not high priority, so it could be a day or two.