Mayville Council Completes Buyout Of Golf Course

(Mayville) City officials in Mayville on Monday completed a buyout plan to purchase the city’s golf course. In October, the Common Council announced that Mayville Golf Club Inc. would no longer run the course in exchange for the city acquiring their remaining debt. Alderman Bob Smith says there were some final utility and electric bills that needed to be taken care of which is now finished. He says the city paid in excess of $120-thousand dollars from their general fund to bail the operation out. When the buyout plan was announced, the creation of a Golf Club Advisory Committee was suggested to offer input and insight to the course’s new management. While there is no timeline set in place right now to begin establishing such a committee, Smith says it is a good idea to have citizens, golfers, and individuals with club memberships provide feedback on their experience and how to improve it. Discussion was held during Monday night’s Finance Committee meeting to move forward with the city’s commitment to aid the course’s new leasor in maintenance repair of the facility. Smith says the city, along with support from a Mayville based non-profit, will pay close to a quarter-million-dollars on drainage, tree removal, and irrigation. Bids from contractors to remove trees were also reviewed at the meeting but no decision was made.