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Written by: David Elliott
Date of publication: 16/11/2022

Russell City Council met on Tuesday and approved an ordinance changing daily green fees at Russell City Golf Course.

According to city staff, the golf course board has recommended to city council that green fees increase by $3 effective Jan. 1, 2023, with no increase in membership or trail fees.

The greens and membership fees have changed over the years. Green fees in 2003 increased to $11 for nine holes and $13 for 18 holes on weekdays with weekend rates set at $15 for nine holes and $17 for 18 holes. In 2013 they changed to $12 for nine holes and $16 for 18 holes on weekdays with weekend rates set at $14 for nine holes and $18 for 18 holes.

At the October 18 meeting, Council asked City staff to see what the surrounding municipal golf courses charge, which was discussed at the November 1 meeting.

From this meeting, the board directed staff to write an order increasing the green fee by $3, as recommended by the golf board.

Order approved Tuesday changes green fees effective Jan. 1, 2023 to $15 for nine holes and $19 for 18 holes on weekdays with weekend rates set at $17 for nine holes and $21 for 18 holes .

Also on Tuesday, council approved some updates to the city’s water conservation plan following an annual review by city staff.

The Board also approved a construction change order for miscellaneous items for the Water Plant A project for a total amount $19,050 less than the total contract price.

There was also a discussion about increasing the sewerage fee to keep in line with the Russell County landfill fee increase recently announced by the Russell County Commission.