2018-02-22 / Front Page

Meeting Monday on golf clubhouse

Two designs will be presented to council

The town council agreed to convene at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, to consider a replacement for the dilapitated clubhouse at the Jamestown Golf Course.  

According to Town Administrator Andy Nota, the design team, led by Bill Burgin, will present two options. One of these blueprints includes meeting space on a second floor.

This project has been the subject of contention between golfers and the public. Although it is town-owned property, golfers have maintained that the deed mandates the land be used for passive recreation, and they are proposing a minimal clubhouse that would only service golfing operations with a small tavern.

Opponents of that plan, however, have said their tax money also finances the project. Therefore, there should be general public meeting space for non-golfing taxpayers.

The estimated cost of the project has been floating around $2 million. Nota said if the councilors agree to a plan, there is still time to have a referendum at June's financial town meeting. 








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