Bethlehem OKs Colonial Acres golf course deal

Three-year agreement will see Colonial Acres under private operation

— The town opted to no longer fund operation of the golf course in the 2013 budget. The town had previously projected the nine-hole, par-three course to run at an annual loss of $40,000. Scheduled capital improvement projects could have seen the town spending up to $270,000 in the coming years.

For now, Ezyk plans to run the golf course with no improvements to the site. If he wishes to do so in the future, the town has agreed to renegotiate a longer contract so Ezyk can continue to operate the course while he tries to recoup his investment.

At a public hearing, two residents spoke against the proposal, while a representative of the Colonial Acres Neighborhood Association said the group was in favor of the deal.

“It’s a nice piece of property and an asset to the town,” he said.

The golf course will keep the same phone number and eventually Ezyk said he plans to start a separate website for the course. For now, information on Colonial Acres can still be found on the town’s website or by calling the Parks and Recreation department.

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