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City leaders hear from public on improvement project at Inland Greens Golf Course


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The city of Wilmington heard from the public Monday night as the city moves forward with plans to revamp Inland Greens golf course. The purpose of the meeting was to hear from members of the public on which park amenities they want.

The city bought the property back in march for half a million dollars. Another $800,000 will be spent on drainage improvements and $600,000 will cover park and golf improvements. City leaders say the project offers many benefits to the community.

"This will be a new park added to the city's park system. as well we will be introducing new golf facilities to the community. This will allow us to expand the programming that we have at our municipal golf course by offering programs to youth and beginner golfers. We intend to heavily market the facility and bring in kids to learn the game of golf," Superintendent of Recreation and Services for City of Wilmington, Amy Beatty said.

City leaders say they have consistently received feedback from folks wanting walking and biking trails, which they plan to include in the project.

The design phase of the project should begin by spring of 2012 with the project being completed by winter of 2012 or early in 2013.

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So, we purchased the land

So, we purchased the land for $500k. There's $800k for drainage issues and now we're spending $600k on "park and golf improvements?"

City leaders may say they get a lot of requests for bike trails, but what about requests for fiscal responsibility? Do they ever listen to those?

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How much burden has wilmington put on the taxpayers in the last five years with all the spending they have done are doing.Taxes and fees have go up because of this spending,but jobs lost income down people losing there homes employment high,but spending on things that only cover the few people that wanted them,does anyone have a vote on how tax money is spent,and on the raising fees and taxes.Can't take care of the roads and did not take care on the water and sewer system rather spend $70 million on convention center and $2 million on a golf course and trail for a very few people.IF THE PEOPLE DO NOT VOTE THEM OUT THEN THE MIDDLE CLASS WILL HAVE TO BECOME THE SLUMPS OF WILMINGTON BECAUSE OFF THE SPENDING ON PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE IN CERTAIN AREAS,DOWNTOWN IS ONE PLACE.