(Lander Golf Board President Dave Moody presents plans for new storage facilities to the council. Joshua Scheer photo)
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander City Council declined to begin constructing new storage facilities for the Lander Golf Course due to a lack of funding.
Because of the construction of the new Lander Community Center, the golf course’s storage and maintenance shop buildings will need to be relocated. Mayor Mick Wolfe said the initial bid to remove the buildings and construct new ones elsewhere was $350,000. The council unanimously rejected the bid from Sehnert Systems Inc., which has also been contracted to building the new community center. Councilors Buddy Spriggs and Cade Maestas were not present.
The Mazuries, however, he said, have offered to donate their time and labor to relocate the old buildings for the time being as a “donation to the community center.”
“That is the option that’s available right now,” Wolfe said.
Golf Board President Dave Moody asked the council to consider building only the smaller, heated portion of the new facility. “It could save some money long-term,” he said. “That would get us partially through the whole process.”
Wolfe then noted the Fremont County Commission’s decision to not help fund the project through its the Capital Improvement Maintenance Projects: Long-term (CIMPL) program. The city had requested $500,000.
“They didn’t give us one penny,” Wolfe said. “We were kind of counting on that. All of a sudden we’re half a million short. … Half a million changes a lot of things.”
Moody said he’d been hoping for a solution that would work to everyone’s advantage. Wolfe said they would work with the golf board to come up with adequate facilities for the time being.