Time Running out to Weigh In on Rochester’s Golf Courses
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News)- A survey meant to get community feedback on the future of Rochester’s municipal golf course closes on Wednesday.
Rochester city leaders tapped a survey firm to conduct a phone survey for 500 residents as well as an online questionnaire open to all Rochester residents. The survey results are scheduled to be shared during a November 1 Rochester Park Board meeting and during a November 28 Rochester City Council study session.
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Early this year the city council directed the Parks Department to review the golf operations and create a strategy for obtaining more than $700,000 per year in funding for capital improvement projects, operating support, and other expenses needed to "better preserve the value of new investment in an improved system." The Council also asked the Parks Department to look into ways to optimize the golf program by repositioning a course or courses and by identifying so-called high-level future uses for the properties.
A link to the online survey is available by clicking here.