Golf commission refuses to comply with council request on fees

The Amsterdam Municipal Golf Course Commission sent a statement to the mayor and common council yesterday asserting that they will not comply with a resolution passed by the common council that requested the course discontinue charging a fee for cart owners to have additional people ride on their cart. The resolution was vetoed by the mayor and subsequently overridden at last night’s special meeting.

According to the statement, “The Golf Commission asserts that the Common Council has no legal authority to modify the rules or fees as established by the Commission. Therefore, the Commission shall not modify its rules, fees or operations based on a resolution of the City.”

The commission cited Chapter 28-3 of the city code which states, “The Commission shall have full authority to manage, maintain and operate said golf course and appurtenances, to establish proper fees for the use of the golf course by players and to do such necessary things and adopt such rules and regulations applying to the use of such golf course as may be necessary for its proper operation, maintenance and protection.”

Click here to download the complete statement from the commission

Tim Becker

Tim Becker is the owner of Anthem Websites Inc. which publishes The Compass. He serves as both editor and a writer.