Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Countryside Golf – Another Year, again!

Father and Daughter Day!
Per Brian Townsend the current operators of Countryside Golf Course will only go for a full year lease. The City Manager had expressed at Council that the preference was to have a lease no longer than fiscal year end June 30, 2009, thereby giving plenty of time for an RFP (Request For Proposal) to be issued. This RFP would be for 10 year operation. So by waiting last minute (lease ends Oct. 31st) the City was faced with a “take it or leave it” situation. If it closed down Oct. 31st the City would be responsible for upkeep of this 140 acres. Let’s put the RFP for ten years out there now and fix it up. I should add that this goes before Council on October 23rd.

Posted By Valerie Garner

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Chris Berry

October 15th, 2008 at 3:01 PM    

Faced with two bad choices, it’s hard to say which is worse. If Meadowbrook gets another year without a longer term deal, the course will continue to deteriorate since they still have no incentive to invest in the required improvements. If they pull out and no deal is made until a 10 year agreement is reached, the course will be closed and continue to deteriorate. The city doesn’t have the equipment or the expertise to maintain it themselves, so the end result is that the taxpayers will face an even larger bill to put it back in shape.

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