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Lee County commissioners to take 90 days to study golf course

Lee County Commissioners decided tonight to take the next 90-days to study the future Grand Island Golf Course.

The county owns it, and operates it through the recreation department. Commissioner Dennis Roland says the course has lost $1.3 Million and the county is on track to write off another $400,000 this year. He says it's time to shut the course down and develop the property. Other commissioners want to take some time to look at all options.

"It's hard to defend to a lot of taxpayers,” said Luke Singletary, Commissioner. “As many people as there are that love the course, it's hard to defend spending a lot of tax dollars on it, so we're just gonna have to look through the problems and see what we can come up with."

New Commissioner Luke Singletary will oversee this latest effort to study the course to try to come up with a recommendation on what to do with it.

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