Council Opts to Defer Golf Course and Ice Rink Projects

From left, Councilors Fran Berting, Steve Girrens, Vice Chair David Izraelevitz, Chair Geoff Rodgers, Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey. Rick Reiss attended via telephone. The Councilors voted 7-0 to defer the Ice Rink project for two years but allow the parking lot improvement portion of that project to proceed as planned in 2014. Council also voted to defer the Golf Course project for three years to FY 2016 and then compress it into a two-year funded project rather than a four-year funded project. Golf Course spokesman Bruce Norman asked that the Council, County Staff and Supporters of the six remaining capital projects not forget about the golf course three years from now … he received applause from the audience for his willingness to put the golf course on hold. An estimated $8.75 million is taken off the table by deferring the Ice Rink and Golf Course projects. County Administrator Harry Burgess said some of the other projects may be adjusted during the FY 2015 budget cycle. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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