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Golf course improvement meeting set


Golfers and interested parties will have another opportunity to have input for a golf grant application the port district is working on for the Banks Lake Golf Course.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the golf course’s meeting room.

Frank Andrews, Jr., who works for the Colville Tribes as a grant writer, is spearheading the Thursday meeting and will write the grant.

“I need those who are knowledgeable to provide information on the various aspects of the grant application,” Andrews stated.

Andrews said Kyle Guglas, who is with the State Land and Water Conservation Fund committee, will be in the area Jan. 27-29, to meet with the tribes and town of Coulee Dam on other matters, and review preliminary work on the golf course application.

Andrews is calling for interested parties to come Thursday to help develop information for the grant.

At a Dec. 12 public meeting, some 40 people showed up to offer suggestions of how a grant could be used to improve the 18-hole golf course.

The group came up with a list of six priorities: 1) Repair and fix the irrigation system; 2) Develop the equipment needed to maintain the course; 3) Make improvements to the clubhouse; 4) Improve the fairways on the course; 5) Improve the greens; 6) Develop a proposed RV park near the clubhouse.

Andrews said the maximum grant provided through the LWCF is $500,000.

The grant application is due May 1, 2014.


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