Brigantine Councilman Tony Pullella (D) wants to revitalize the golf course using outside investors. “The city of Brigantine … should not be in private business,” Pullella said. Otherwise, local taxpayers will have to chip in an average of $87.
Pullella made clear that The Links at Brigantine Golf Course is still an “asset to the community.” With an opposing viewpoint, Mayor Guenther (R) said the city should proceed with caution, taking into account the impact Hurricane Sandy had on last year’s operations.
Councilman Rick DeLucry (D) said golf course’s losses are costing “real people’s money.” The course has seen a steady decline in revenue since 2007. “Not everything at the golf course is related to Sandy,” DeLucry said.