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posted: 4/5/2013 5:00 AM

Math doesn't add up on golf course work

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Mount Prospect Park District candidates all seem to agree that the local golf course is worth spending $5 to $7 million of the taxpayers dollars to renovate. A facility used by only 7 percent of the residents? Has the fertilizer from the course gone to their heads?

Last year, the course ran a profit of about $250,000 to $300,000. At $300,000 per year, it will take about 20 years to pay for the renovation. Doesn't seem at all worth the effort and money to be spent. In another 20 years it will probably be ready for the next renovation. In the meantime, all the other parks will deteriorate.

Ninety-three percent of the residents should not be forced to pay for an activity used by only 7 percent of the residents. Vote NO to golf course renovation and NO to the candidates supporting this wasteful effort.

Jerry Boldt

Mount Prospect

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