The public is invited to an open house Monday, April 18 to discuss the Lincoln City Golf Program. Mayor Chris Beutler appointed a 13-member community committee last fall to develop a strategy for funding repair and replacement of infrastructure at the five public golf courses. The committee's ideas and recommendations will be presented at the open house, and the public will have an opportunity to provide feedback. The open house is from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Southwest High School, 7001 S. 14th Street. Presentations are scheduled for 5:15, 5:45, 6:15 and 6:45 p.m.
"I want to personally thank the 13 committee members for their time and tireless efforts and for their very useful insights over the past five months," Mayor Beutler said. "I look forward to reviewing their work and discussing the committee's recommendations with my Council colleagues as well as the public." Mayor Beutler and the City Council will consider the committee's recommendations and the public's feedback during upcoming discussions on the City's biennial budget for 2016-2018.
The committee met five times to identify a five-year strategy to provide $750,000 a year to repair and replace infrastructure at the public courses. The committee also discussed the operating model for the golf program and ideas for enhancing and strengthening it. The committee's recommendations and a summary of its work were recently submitted to the Mayor. The summary is available at parks.lincoln.ne.gov and lincolncitygolf.org (use the “Information” tab). It will be available Wednesday at the Parks and Recreation offices at 2740 “A” Street and at the five public golf clubhouses:
"Committee members put an enormous amount of time and thought into their work, and we appreciate their valuable perspectives, ideas and recommendations," said Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson.
More information on Lincoln City Golf is available at lincolncitygolf.org.