South Whidbey parks board discusses Holmes Harbor Golf Course

Holmes Harbor Golf Course is inactive, but it’s not dead.

A pitch by the course’s sewer district for the parks district to run the greens will be discussed by commissioners Wednesday night.

The board is set to meet at 7 p.m. July 17 at its headquarters at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley.

Also on the board’s meeting agenda is a review of its comprehensive plan programs, a draft of policy manual introduction and board/administration discussion, and a draft of a fees and charges policy.

Holmes Harbor Golf Course has not operated as a course for several years. After a deal for a private operator fell through, the Holmes Harbor Sewer District purchased the greens and fairways, which it needs for its treated wastewater. The sewer district is seeking golf operations to run and maintain the course, and offered the property for a lease of $1 annually in the abandoned deal.

Parks commissioners have not ruled out leasing and operating the facility. In a previous meeting, however, the board said the parks district would need an additional $0.09 per $1,000 of assessed property value, worth about $360,000 annually to maintain and run the golf course.

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