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City and Park officials meet again this week to talk about golf course

City officials in Rochelle along with representatives from the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District board will meet for a 2nd time this week dealing with the future of the golf course. The gathering begins at 5:30 on Wednesday in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

The golf course and restaraunt owned by the Mershon family has been closed since late last year.

An intergovernment agreement has been put together between the city and park district dealing with the 73 acres of land. The price tag would be $800,000 which would be shared at $400,000 each for the city and park district for the property.

The park district has the 1st option after 5 years to buy out the city's portion of the deal. If they do not want to stay involved with the project, the city has the option to buy them out. If neither taxing body wants the golf course, City Manager David Plyman said that the property will be sold.

Gredco would also be involved in the facility lease agreement for the golf course and building. They may sub-lease to an operator for the restaurant in the future.

Gredco's lease would be for 3 years with an option after that period of time.

No final agreements have been approved by the council, park board, or Gredco at this time.

Wednesday's meeting is open to the public at city hall.


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