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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Commissioners Evaluate Golf Course

Board and golf club members discuss cuts to help the facility break even


November 30, 2017

Justin Nix

DAYTON – The Columbia County Commissioners and the Dayton Country Club Golf Board have been meeting to discuss contracts and agreements and to establish policies to satisfy state requirements that the county not gift public funds to the golf course operations.

The county's maintenance department manager, Dave Finney, summed it up: "The subsidization by the county is too much. What is the responsibility of the county and stakeholders, so it is not so burdensome to the general taxpayer? We need to offset fixed costs."

Finney said it is reasonable to use some tax dollars to support tourism t...

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