Monday, February 16, 2009

March 2 – Request For Proposal- Countryside GC

According to Brian Townsend a RFP will come before Council that will offer a 10-year lease for the Countryside Golf Course property. According to Friday’s budget work session the money to fix up Countryside can come from the Parks & Recreation Master Plan that was adopted by Council for funding at $7 million a year for 5 years. The amount suggested was $3 million for Countryside. To balance the budget, however, the City Manager, Darlene Burcham and Sherman Stovall, Dir. of Management and Budget had the $7 million as an option to postpone one year as a way to cut this year. So it will be interesting to see what happens on March 2. Also deferred to out year(s) is funding planned for the new super library.
The three Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) that were not in the pipeline were Countryside (funding suggested above), the Market building (funding potential from Economic & Community Development Reserve for a portion) – question: is this where the amphitheatre money sits?
The third item is the potential Conference (Hotel Roanoke) Center expansion (part can come from Conference Center Commission Reserves).

Posted By Valerie Garner

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