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File #: 56004    Version: Name: Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City’s Municipal Golf Courses.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2019 In control: Parks Division
On agenda: 6/18/2019 Final action: 6/18/2019
Enactment date: 6/21/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00456
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City’s Municipal Golf Courses.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Shiva Bidar, Zachary Henak, Donna V. Moreland, Keith Furman, Marsha A. Rummel, Grant Foster, Tag Evers, Arvina Martin, Syed Abbas, Paul E. Skidmore
Attachments: 1. 56004 v1 By Title Only.pdf, 2. 56004 v2.pdf, 3. 56004 v4 Substitute.pdf
Related files: 59434
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution establishes a Golf Task Force. No expenditure is required at this time. Parks staff will be primarily responsible for staffing the task force with existing resources. Additional City staff will also assist the task force using existing budgeted resources. Recommendations will impact the City’s financial condition and position subject to future Common Council approval.
Title
SUBSTITUTE - Establishing a Task Force on Municipal Golf in Madison Parks to make recommendations to the Mayor, Common Council, and the Board of Park Commissioners regarding the future of the City’s Municipal Golf Courses.
Body
The City of Madison Parks Division currently operates a municipal golf program at Yahara (36 holes on 451.08 acres); Odana (18 holes on 171.27 acres); Monona (9 holes on 85.45 acres); and Glenway (9 holes on 41.98 acres). The courses have all been in operation since at least 1968. Over the past four years, the golf program has hosted an average of 100,000 18 hole equivalent rounds (a 9 hole round is 0.5 rounds). The golf program has been structured within the City’s financial system as an Enterprise Fund since approximately 1980 and the program is budgeted for as a separate budgetary agency as the Golf Enterprise Fund (“GEF”), which is intended to be a fully supported business type activity fully funded via user fees. This includes funding all operating and capital expenditures related to the courses.

WHEREAS, the Adopted 2018-2023 Park and Open Space Plan (“POSP”) provides the vision, mission, strategies, and goals for the Parks system for the next five years and beyond; and,

WHEREAS, the POSP aligns with the Imagine Madison Comprehensive Plan update through the use of guiding lenses of equity, public health, adaptability, and sustainability; and,

WHEREAS, the POSP contains twelve strategies to meet the needs of the community which, along with the guiding lenses are the basis for park planning and development during the next ...

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