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Troy will not buy golf course

Troy will not buy golf course

“The bottom line is, we are not pursuing it any longer. It’s dropped,” Troy city recorder Cheryl Cranford told The Messenger today as she summarized an emergency called meeting of the Troy mayor and board of aldermen Wednesday afternoon.
Her comments were in reference to a proposal to have Troy officials buy and reopen Wynridge Golf Course.
The Troy board met Monday night with a citizens group, Friends of Wynridge Golf Course, that requested the city buy and reopen the golf course off Highway 51.
That group brought a petition with more than 400 signatures to Monday’s meeting.
“We the undersigned realize our community had a real jewel with such a wonderful golf course in Troy,” The petition stated. “It has been enjoyed and admired by so many in our community and throughout the region. The golf course has provided revenue to our city, county and state. It also was recognized by all as one of the most enjoyable golf courses in the area.”
The petition went on to claim the loss of the Wynridge Golf Course will have a significant impact on businesses in Troy, as well as homeowners living along Wynridge Drive.
However, it appears the Troy board was not interested in having the city buy the golf course.
Wednesday afternoon’s emergency meeting was called by Mayor Jimmie Hart. He was out of town today and unavailable for comment.
The Troy board voted 3-2 Wednesday, at a meeting that lasted about 15 minutes, not to pursue buying and reopening the golf course.
Voting not to pursue reopening the golf course were board members Hoyt Sampson, Ralph Wheatley and Lewis Solomon. Voting to pursue reopening the golf course were board members Deanna Chappell and Gene Gurien.
The Messenger was not notified of the meeting.
The Troy board’s next regularly-scheduled meeting is set for Sept. 5 at 5 p.m.

Published in The Messenger 8.5.11

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