RedGate's Future Tops Council Agenda
A proposed lease of the golf course to Billy Casper Golf and several annexations are before the City Council on Monday night.
A golf course management company's proposal to lease RedGate Golf Course from the city, a review of the city's finances and the annexation of the Burgundy Park Center highlight the agenda for the Rockville City Council's meeting at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
City staff recommends that the council award a 10-year lease for RedGate to Bill Casper Golf of Vienna, Va. The city would have the option to extend the lease for four additional five-year periods.
If approved, BCG would take over management of the course by Jan. 1.
The lease would end a long and acrimonious debate over the future of RedGate, which included the city hiring the National Golf Foundation last year to conduct a thorough review of the course and its finances. The council voted unanimously in February to have NGF solicit and evaluate lease proposals for the financially flailing course.
The council also is scheduled to vote on annexing a portion of a lot at East Gude Drive and Southlawn Lane known as the Burgundy Park Center.
In July, the County Council approved a request by the city to annex the lot. Monday's agenda includes votes on resolutions to rezone and annex the property. If approved, the annexation would take effect Dec. 1.
The council also is scheduled to hear a revenue and expenditures report for the city's general and enterprise funds. The report covers the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011, which ended June 30.
The introduction of an ordinance to correct a typographical error in the city code regarding spousal contributions to candidates in city elections is also on the agenda. The typo became a source of controversy earlier this month when a candidate for City Council alleged that a sitting council member violated the city's campaign finance laws as they are written. The city's elections board has asked the council to correct the typo.
The meeting will be broadcast live on Rockville 11.