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Your weekend: Maintaining the greenbacks

Submitted by on 1, August 22, 2008 – 7:30 amNo Comment

Rates are going up at Chuck Corica Golf Complex, as part of an effort to keep the municipal courses solvent. We had planned to do a big, long, funny explanation of all the rate changes (we swear this was going to be funny) but it’s just too goshdarned complicated, what with the Jack Clark and the Earl Fry and the seniors and juniors and nonresidents and WD and SSH (I’m told that stands for weekday and Saturday, Sunday, holiday).

The easy thing to say is that it’ll be a couple of bucks for nonlocals, a few more bucks for locals (unless you wanna drive, buddy) and then a whole heap more for monthly and annual passes.

We will say the plan will net the complex an estimated $200,000 to $350,000 this fiscal year depending on whether the increases reduce play, which would put a not-too-shabby dent in its estimated $700,000 deficit (and we say estimated since this figure is a matter of some dispute).

Anyway, the rates are all here.

And while we’re on it, the city is looking for a professional manager to run the course for a while. Proposals are due in Wednesday. We’ll get back to you with more on that.

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