Maxwell Golf Course won't be affected by dissolution of board

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - The Abilene city council is cleaning up committees and boards that might be able to operate apart from the city, or may have finished their tasks. These typically take one vote to dissolve, but one is unique because it takes a bit longer to deal with.

The municipal golf course advisory board was created by an ordinance, meaning it takes an ordinance to dissolve it, and it will need to be before council multiple times.

The board could be going away, but city and golf course staff say that it won't change anything when it comes to day to day operations at Maxwell Golf Course.

Maxwell Director Guy Bailey says that "all of the people on the board support the golf course. They help me out, and it's been good to have."

Abilene Community Services Director Lesli Andrews explains how the board helps recommend changes at the course. She says, "They've been very beneficial over the years in making recommendations." She adds that the possible dissolution of the board doesn't stop them from helping out, saying, "That doesn't mean they can't call and make the same recommendations."

The course will remain city property, and there is a contract between the city and management. Bailey says, "It's going to be the same."

Bailey says that he'll miss having the extra voices, but he will be able to work without them without any real change to operations.

The issue comes before council again on September 12th for a public hearing. There could be further changes to city boards and committees as the city works to clean house.


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