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March 19, 2013

Neosho City Council approves changes to golf course fees

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Neosho City Council on Tuesday night approved changes to some regulations and fees at the Neosho Golf Course.

The city recently assumed direct management over the course, after having previously contracted out the management services.

One change was an addition to the senior fee of $22 for the green fee and cart rental for 18 holes Monday through Thursday. A $25 fee was added for play Friday through Sunday and on holidays.

A twilight green fee and cart rental charge was added. It carries the same cost as the senior rate. The twilight rate is in effect after 2 p.m. in the winter and after 4 p.m. in the summer.

Another addition allows active and retired military personnel to play at the senior rate, with military identification.

Current and retired city employees will be allowed to play at no cost. City Manager Troy Royer said before the meeting that free golf was being offered as an additional fringe benefit. He also said there was a hope that employees would bring paying customers with them.

Annual passes with unlimited play are $575 without a golf cart and $1,200 with a cart, with money due at the time of purchase.

The annual passes aren't valid for tournament play.

Also at the meeting, Neosho police officer John Miller and Newton County jailer Jason Denno were recognized. The two entered a burning house on March 8 and rescued a sleeping woman inside. No one was injured.

Residents Donna Wells, James McGinty and Gene Franklin asked the council to take action regarding a house on South Jefferson Street. Wells described the property as a trash dump.

“I can't take it anymore,” she said.

Decision

THE NEOSHO COUNCIL will meet Wednesday, March 27, to decide whether to appeal an earlier circuit court ruling against the city’s contention that the Neosho Transportation Development District was invalid.

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