Councilman Olsen believes timing is right for clubhouse expansion at Logan River

Work could start as early as this fall on a new $1.5 million clubhouse at the Logan River Golf Course now that the Logan Municipal Council has voted four to one to go ahead with the project. Councilwoman Holly Daines cast the only negative vote which came after city Finance Director Rich Anderson questioned the ability of the golf course to make enough money to cover the loan payments. Councilmember Herm Olsen said it would have been fine to wait until money is available in escrow, but he said the existing clubhouse is worn out and a reinvestment is needed.”Construction projects, for the most part, have been coming in substantially lower than what people have expected,” Olsen said at the Municipal Council meeting on Tuesday, August 17. “So the issue is, could they go even lower and save us more money? Yeah. Could they rise and buy less for the money? Yes. But I think the time is right now to strike while we can.”He said, hopefully, construction bids will come in lower than anticipated.The project will likely be paid for with an internal loan from the city’s Environmental or Light and Power Departments. Parks and Recreation Department Director says it can be paid off with revenue from renting out the facility and possibly increasing fees at the Logan River Golf Course.

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