The Mosswood Golf and Recreation Association addressed the Board of Alderman on January 9 during a regular session City Council meeting. Representing the Mosswood Association was Debbie Kendrick and Emily Gares. Kendrick requested the City provide a gas line to be laid immediately to the Pro Shop. The request comes in an effort to lower costs to the City Kendrick explained, stating, “We would like to have the gas line installed to save money on the current utility bill in which the City currently pays. We recently purchased a new HVAC System and would like to have it operating before opening day.” Last year the City paid a total of $10,031.92. The city council made a motion to have a gas line connected to the golf course with all in favor.
Kendrick updated the City on the golf course sharing they had hired a Greenskeeper and the Pro Shop manager would be returning. Included in the discussion was the plan for the association to save approximately $4,000 this year on seed and fertilizer, with a goal to use money saved to pay down the debt the golf course owes to the City.
Kendrick also informed the council the Mosswood association Board of Directors will be presenting the capital improvements list for the Spalding Bequest Funds which totals $5,515.08. The association has also found sources for grants to implement a youth golf program and to refurbish the cart paths for the cross-country team to use for training. Some of the grants are governmental and may require the City, as a municipality, to make the application.