After 15 years at the Belk Park Golf Course, the City of Wood River has let go of its Golf Course General Manager and Golf Pro Mike Brasher. Brasher was making about $93,000 a year, and City Manager Jim Schneider says they could not afford the position anymore.
Schneider says the course will be absorbed into the Park & Recreation Department, and they will be looking for a new manager that is not a golf pro- a move that could save the city between $40,000 and $50,000. Schneider says that even though the city council has voted to keep rates the same as last year, they may take another look, noting that dropping rates could make the coures more competitive with neighboring municipal courses.
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