City councilors in Casper have passed a resolution establishing the new fee schedule at the Casper Municipal Golf Course.

Council on Tuesday agreed to raise usage fees at the golf course for the first time in 14 years, increasing the season pass fee $35 to $535 and the half-season pass fee $25 to $350. Council also agreed to a $2 across-the-board increase in greens fees.

Casper mayor Paul Meyer says more revenue must be generated to help pay for recent improvements.

“We’re trying to provide the best product at the golf course, and it’s hard without additional revenue to pay for what has already occurred there,” Meyer said. “We’ve already measured out and will break ground real shortly on the new maintenance building up there.”

Council is moving forward with plans to replace the aging maintenance facility at the golf course with a new $1.4 million building. Council has also agreed to a $1.3 million partial restoration of the golf course's irrigation system.

Officials with the city’s leisure services department say youth golf and cart fees will remain the same.

The resolution passed by a 7-1 margin. Ward I councilor Keith Goodenough was the only dissenting vote.

The new fee schedule will take effect March 1.

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