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Fitchburg City Council votes to keep golf course

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 --- 11:05pm

The Nine Springs Golf Course in Fitchburg will remain just that, for now.

Tuesday night, the Fitchburg Common Council voted to keep Nine Springs a golf course through 2015. Currently, the city pays $20,000 annually to operate the course.

The idea to turn the course into a park has been debated years. The course, on Traceway Drive, is in a neighborhood many local lawmakers say is in desperate need of a park alternative. Despite the need, and much park support fro local residents, council voted to keep the course. But, members will still continue discussing the addition of a park in the area.

NBC 15 spoke with the course manager following the vote. He calls it a win for the city. “This golf course has done a lot more than just provide a recreational facility and it's wonderful for that” says Sam Schultz, Nine Springs Golf Course Manager.

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