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updated: 6/11/2014 4:20 PM

Glen Ellyn hires firm to temporarily manage Village Links

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  • Glen Ellyn has hired a Florida-based company to temporarily manage the Village Links golf course.

      Glen Ellyn has hired a Florida-based company to temporarily manage the Village Links golf course.
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By Safiya Merchant

The Glen Ellyn village board has hired a Florida-based firm to temporarily manage the Village Links of Glen Ellyn golf course.

The contract, which is not to exceed $64,000, will allow Golfmak Inc. to oversee both the course and the Reserve 22 restaurant and banquet facility.

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The move came in response to the pending retirement of Recreation Director Matt Pekarek, who is scheduled to step down June 23.

Golfmak will be responsible for, among other things, training staff members, finding ways to lower costs and helping the village find a permanent general manager, according to village documents.

The contract with Golfmak will cover four months and the village can end it by giving written notice. It will cost the village $15,000 a month, with an additional fee that could be up to $1,000 a month to cover consultants' expenses, including lodging and travel.

The contract is scheduled to run through Sept. 30 and could be extended for up to two months.

Mike Kahn and Bill McIntosh will be the consultants for the Glen Ellyn facility, with McIntosh serving as the full-time temporary general manager.

Pekarek has served as general manager at Village Links since 1984 and helped oversee numerous renovations.

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