Golf Board remains cool to promoters
While no final decision was made, the Clinton Golf Advisory Board sounded again this week as if it will not recommend the employment of a Florida company to promote the Riverside Golf Course.
The company, Three Oaks Hospitality of Boca Raton, Fla., was hired by former city manager Steve Hewitt to do a three-month study of the course and recommend changes that hopefully would help lower the annual subsidy the city is making to the course. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, the subsidy was around $170,000 and that was essentially what was budgeted for the current year which started July 1.
GAB members indicated at a special meeting Wednesday that they feel the recommended changes not only wouldn’t lower the subsidy, they would actually increase direct expenditures for the city.