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File #: O-058-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2021 In control: Parks and Sustainability Committee
On agenda: 2/25/2021 Final action: 2/25/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 42 TO ALLOW QUALIFIED GOLF PROFESSIONALS WITH THE PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO OPERATE NO MORE THAN 27 HOLES OF LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT'S ("METRO") GOLF COURSES.
Sponsors: Cindi Fowler (D-14)
Attachments: 1. O-058-21 V.1 021121 Amending Chp 42 to Allow PGA Pros to Manage 27 Holes.pdf, 2. ORD 027 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO.______, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") CHAPTER 42 TO ALLOW QUALIFIED GOLF PROFESSIONALS WITH THE PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS' ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA TO OPERATE NO MORE THAN 27 HOLES OF LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT'S ("METRO") GOLF COURSES.
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBER CINDI FOWLER

WHEREAS, the Legislative Council of the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government (the "Council") takes notice of the difficulty Metro Parks ("Parks") has encountered in attempting to recruit and retain qualified golf professionals with the Professional Golfers' Association of America ("PGA") for Parks' golf courses that are nine (9) hole only golf courses; and
WHEREAS, Council acknowledges prior committee reports wherein Parks communicated to Council that several PGA professionals report a willingness to manage both an eighteen (18) hole golf course and a nine (9) hole golf course; and
WHEREAS, Council and Parks consider the PGA professional's ability to manage a nine (9) hole golf course in addition to an eighteen (18) hole golf course will not adversely affect the PGA professional's ability to manage either course; and
WHEREAS, Metro has an interest in PGA professionals managing all of Metro's golf courses so that Metro's community benefits from the specialized knowledge PGA professionals bring to Metro's golf courses; and
WHEREAS, Council takes notice that deterioration in the maintenance of Metro's golf courses may occur if a PGA professional does not manage these Metro properties; and
WHEREAS, Council takes notice that deterioration in the maintenance of Metro's golf courses requires investing additional resources to restore the facilities, while at the same time proper maintenance leads to increased play and increased revenue.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVER...

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