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After oversight, Winfield resuming billing golf course for water use

Oct 12, 2017

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News

 

WINFIELD — After what appears to be a ten-year oversight, the city of Winfield will resume billing 19th Hole Shelter House golf course for their water use. The city will not charge for past usage.

During the Winfield City Council Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 11, Mayor Chris Finnell said that he recalls when the course was built, they were supposed to be charged for water and they weren’t, speculating that maybe they decided against it because it was a golf course. The meter reading for hole #3 on the golf course was shut off in November 2007 and never resumed again.

After brief discussion, the council passed a motion to begin reading the water meter and resuming charges to 19th Hole Shelter golf course’s account.

The error was originally brought up during the city council meeting on Sept. 13, with the council agreeing to look into the issue further before voting.

During the Oct. 11 meeting, the council also approved Casey General Store’s request for an extended liquor license. The gas station will begin selling hard liquor in addition to beer.

Finnell is meeting with the pharmacist who will oversee the creation of the Winfield telepharmacy on Thursday, Oct. 12, where they will look over locations. Finnell is in conversation with a potential investor to purchase a building for the telepharmacy. Finnell proposed the city purchase the building and then resell it to this investor, who “wants more particulars before moving forward,” Finnell said.

Because the city council had not added a closed meeting section to their agenda, they were unable to discuss how much money they are willing to bid on a location for the telepharmacy. Finnell proposed the council make a motion to “trust him to make the offer,” and the council will get final approval for the telepharmacy building bid, Finnell said.

On the calendar, the council tentatively added an employee appreciation dinner for Saturday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m.

The next Winfield City Council meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 8.

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