West Richland Sues Owner of Golf Course, Seeking Over $1.2 Million
Federal bankruptcy court is where the City of West Richland is headed, as they are seeking to recover between $1.2 and $1.36 million from the owner of West Richland Golf Course. (Pictured is inside of clubhouse).
According to court documents and city officials, Michelle Marcum has nearly $1.9 million in liabilities most of which is owed to the city. Marcum took over the course in 2006, agreeing buy the facility she had managed since 1989.
The city had been looking to privatize the course, and sold it to her. She reportedly has taken seven extensions since 2010 on her $1.4 million promissory note to the city.
She filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June of this year, and her attorney says she was told the city would renegotiate her financing.