The Napoleon Parks and Recreation board got an up-close look at the financial situation for the golf course and swimming pool up to this point of the season. The swimming pool has closed for the year, and ended-up with $7,000-less revenue than the year before, especially due to low attendance. But the good news was, that low attendance helped reduce expenditures by $13,000. Over at the Napoleon golf course, revenues are up $15,000 over last year, due to gains in memberships, greens fees, and beer sales. Expenses are also down at the golf course by about $16,000; making the net change over last year at the golf course about $31,000. The golf course still has over two months of play remaining, along with some outings; so the revenue side should go even higher.
The ‘friends of the Napoleon golf course’ are also planning a fund-raising event on September 28th, as they host a big Buckeye bash. That’s the day of the OSU-Wisconsin game, which will include golf, food, and big screen tv’s to watch the game.
And the Napoleon Parks and Rec Board reviewed some capital improvement projects for 2014. Those proposals include about $10,000 to replace some golf carts, another $5,000 for cart path construction. Repairs to the swimming pool will cost about $5,000. And $25,000 is planned for replacement of playground equipment at Glenwood Park. Some roofs also need to be replaced in Oakwood and Glenwood Parks. These capital projects will be scrutinized more in the months ahead.