City of Rochester looks to improve golf course fiscal situation

Rochester's city-owned and operated golf course is coming under scrutiny as part of budget preparation by the mayor and city council.


Mayor Ted Denton says the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek has never been a moneymaker and now they're looking for ways to cut back losses to the city.




Mayor Denton says the basic operating costs, notably chemicals, can be the most expensive part of the budget.



Increases in wages for golf course employees also impacted the budget.



Mayor Denton says efforts are also going to be made to find more golfers and more revenue.  The course has seen revenue dip in recent years.



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