May 25, 2012

City hall report on golf course delayed, again

From the May 25th Winnipeg Free Press:

THE future of seven city-owned golf courses remains up in the air as a rare meeting of the committee in charge of their potential sale came and went without a promised report about their fate.

Since 2011, the City of Winnipeg has been mulling the idea of selling or leasing seven financially troubled golf courses that have contributed to roughly $1 million worth of annual losses by the city's golf services agency.

As recently as February, city council finance chairman Scott Fielding (St. James) said a report recommending the sale or lease of some of the properties was nearly complete and should be made public by April.

That report was expected to come before city council's alternate service delivery committee, a body that oversees the city's special operating agencies and is also chaired by Fielding. It meets on an infrequent basis.

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