Fairfax council approves golf course enterprise fund 17 Feb 17

The Fairfax City Council approved a city enterprise fund to manage the Fort Ridgely golf course operations separate from the city and appointed 7 people to serve on a management committee Tuesday evening.  Senator Andrew Lang of Olivia and State Representative Tim Miller of Prinsburg both attended the meeting.  They shared that bills SF 245 and HF332 will be on the Senate and House Commitees’ agendas in the next several weeks.  The bills are identical and ask for no funding from the state, but require the Department of Natural Resources to negotiate a lase with the city of Fairfax that includes similar conditions to the golf course lease that the DNR has with Minneapolis for the golf course at Fort Snelling State Park.  The city has received over $26-thousand dollars in pledges for the $100-thousand dollar capital campaign for necessary equipment to lease and operate the golf course at Fort Ridgely State Park.