Wednesday 11 Dec 2019

Council Delays Action On Golf Course Maintenance Equipment

The City of Goldsboro is debating how it will continue maintaining its golf course.

The 59-month lease has ended for the mowing equipment the city uses at the Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course.

At the last meeting, Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Director Felicia Brown told the city council the mowing equipment is needed for maintaining the golf course’s level of service.

The city has four options:

  • Purchase six new pieces at a cost of $283,220.92 plus tax
  • Purchase the seven old pieces at a cost of $105,000 plus tax
  • Lease the old equipment for two years at a cost of $4,673.86 per month plus tax (the city would own the equipment at the end of the lease)
  • Lease new equipment at a cost of $4,755.59 per month plus tax or an annual payment of $54,705.45 plus tax

Brown says the staff recommendation is to lease new equipment with the annual payment option.

Mayor Chuck Allen wanted to hold on to the current equipment for another two years.

Council member Bevan Foster was concerned about investing any further money into the city golf course.

Council member Antonio Williams also did not want to put any more money into the golf course.

Council member Bill Broadaway wanted to at least give new management more time to turn around the golf course’s profitability.

The Goldsboro City Council decided to delay action on the new golf course equipment.

The council may act on the golf course equipment Monday evening.

Goldsboro Parks and Recreation Director Felecia Brown talks with the city council about the golf course maintenance equipment options on Aug. 19.

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