The City Council on Tuesday approved appropriations for $50,645 and $20,000 for the leasing of Electric golf carts and the ability to store and charge them.
This includes the purchase of 72 new electric golf carts on a four year lease with a one dollar buyout.
The existing golf carts on hand are entering their eighth year of service, a testament to those who maintain them. Their average lifespan is four years.
This year will mark the first time the golf course has used electric golf carts. The change was driven by potential cost savings, less maintenance, and cleaner and quieter operation.
"We appreciate the Council's support for the golf course," said Director of Golf Michael O'Neil. "These carts will be a positive addition to the course and will result in cost savings while extending the lifespan of our carts."
"It's all about getting more bang for your buck," said Mayor Kos. "These carts are more energy-efficient and will last longer than their gas counterparts. I appreciate the Council's support on this measure."
The golf course will open for the season this Friday, March 18, ahead of schedule after a mild winter.