COUNCIL TO DECIDE FUNDING FOR LADY BIRD MASTER PLAN

CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER SEVERAL ALTERNATIVES FOR FUNDING THE MASTER PLAN FOR LADY BIRD GOLF COURSE.  AT ITS JULY 5 MEETING, COUNCIL ACCEPTED UNANIMOUSLY A MASTER PLAN FOR LADY BIRD GOLF COURSE PRESENTED BY  ALAN WOOLEY, PGA, DIRECTOR OF GOLF.  THE MASTER PLAN INVOLVES 5 SEPARATE STAGES.  MR. WOOLEY HAS RECOMMENDED THAT  COUNCIL PROVIDE $1.33M TO PROCEED WITH THE FIRST PHASE.  PHASE I CALLS FOR REPLACEMENT OF ALL GREENS, PLACING NEW TURF ON THE GREENS AND FAIRWAYS, REPAIRING CART PATHS AROUND THE CLUB HOUSE, IMPROVING THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT NEW TURF, AND MAKING ROUTING CHANGES TO COMPLY WITH INDUSTRY STANDARD SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.  THE AVIGATION EASEMENT AGREEMENT PROVIDES $550,000.  THE ENTIRE PHASE I PROJECT IS EXPECTED TO COST $1.88M AND WILL REQUIRE THE GOLF COURSE TO BE CLOSE FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2012 UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1, 2012.

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