GREEN ACRES

How the Page Avenue extension has been good for influential road-builder Fred Weber Inc. -- through construction contracts, profitable land sales and a sweet deal with St. Louis County to expand its golf course

"So no matter what I did, no matter how good a deal it was for the county, somebody, if they want to — either for legitimate reasons or for political reasons — would find reason to criticize. It comes with the territory, and I've grown used to it," Westfall says. "Any deal that makes good sense for the county, I'm willing to pursue it, even it means it's profitable to some person who's given me money. That doesn't bother me in the least, as long as it's a good deal for the taxpayers."

"Obviously Tom Dunne is one happy fellow that he owns that property. He speculated when he built that nine holes. If this thing (the Page Avenue extension) had been defeated when it went to the voters, he'd be sitting on a nine-hole forever. Fortunately for him, it passed."

Jennifer Silverberg

Tee time for the new nine holes is scheduled for the summer of 2000.

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