The lone dissenter, however, teed off on her fellow commissioners for raising rates.
“We should keep our prices as reasonable as we can for the benefit of our residents,” commissioner Diedre Cole said. Cole starkly opposed imposing extra fees for senior citizens seeking to play at the public course.
Nine-hole play for seniors increased $1, and season passes spiked $25 a year.
“I didn’t think that was fair,” Cole said.
The other six commissioners, meanwhile, voted for increasing rates to offset a $30,000 shortfall in 2012 and 2013.
In short, the golf course lost $1.25 for every round played thus far in 2013. Some city officials contend the increase is not exorbitant and people will still come to play.
“It’s not like this is a money grab,” said Max Upton, Mills Creek Golf Course’s manager. “It’s in line with what the economic data suggests the prices should be.”