Who should run the Brigantine Golf course? The city, or an outside investor? Did you miss it? Click thru for video. Will somebody in the future develop that so-called ‘protected land’? That’s the battle brewing at City Hall. Video clips from April 2, 2014.
During the six hour marathon meeting, Brigantine City Council approved a plan to develop a RFP (request for proposal) in a quest to attract a private operator for The Links Golf Course.
The city bought the course in 2002 using Green Acres funding. Revenue has slowly slipped since 2007.
The current golf course deficit forces taxpayers to cover the shortfall. At one time, the course brought in $2 million. Last year, that number was just $905,000. (Sandy was part of that poor showing)
Council Democrats want to lease the golf course to a private operator for up to 24 years. Opposition fears that this could lead to future development or other non-golf efforts on that land. Brigantine Democrats also believe it would take at least $2 million to make the course attractive to more players. That includes a new irrigation system and drainage repairs.
City of Brigantine & The Chamber. Weak at Marketing Golf & Tourism
What is GOP Plan? Second Home-Owners Getting Screwed too.
Public Comment. Vince Sera Asks Golf Course Questions
Demoralizing. Delucry RFP vs. Mayor Guenther
From the Archives. Green Acres Funding of Golf Course.