Casper City Council is moving forward with plans to replace the aging maintenance facility at the city-owned Casper Municipal Golf Course.

Councilors unanimously approved a $1.4 million construction bid for the new facility at a regular session on Tuesday night.

Casper mayor Kenyne Schlager says the current facility, which opened in 1947 as the golf course’s clubhouse, has fallen into disrepair and must be replaced.

“It’s deplorable, and it’s something that we need to address,” Schlager said. “The longer we wait, the more the price of construction will increase."

Wright Brothers Construction, a Sheridan-based company, will be tasked with constructing the new facility. The initial price tag for the facility, prior to value engineering, was at around $1.6 million.

According to packet information, the new building will be constructed between the existing parking area for the golf course’s restaurant and South Oakcrest Avenue.

City officials estimate that construction on the facility will be close to completion by August of next year.