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Golfers will have to 'chip' in more at Callippe

'Drive' to raise more money for equipment, costs

For the first time in five years, Pleasanton residents will see a bump in greens fees at Callippe Golf Course.

The increase won't take place until January, according to Susan Andrade-Wax, Pleasanton's director of Parks and Community Development.

"It's just a buck," Andrade-Wax said, adding the cost at Callippe is still the lowest of all area golf courses. Non-residents saw an increase three years ago.

Andrade-Wax noted that the course had seen increases in costs, including a hike in water rates.

A city report said water rates are expected to jump 32% in 2010-11, that fertilizer costs have climbed, and employee costs are gradually increasing.

Also, the report said, most of the turf maintenance equipment and computer cashing system is in need of replacement.

The increases are expected to bring in an additional $63,000 to $65,000 a year.

Comments

Posted by Golfer, a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Oct 27, 2010 at 10:56 am

Still the best deal around.....Great course, views, and fun!!!


Posted by GX, a resident of Foothill High School
on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:16 am

GX is a registered user.

But of course - the city needs to raise revenue to cover the ever-growing retirement benefits they provide for their employees.

When the system allows the polie chief to retire at 55 from his desk job with a $4.5-5 MILLION NPV retirement package, the money has to come from somewhere.

Expect more of these fee/tax increases across the board ...


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