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Advisory Board Loses Free Golf Fees

Advisory Board Loses Free Golf Fees



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mayor Peter Corroon is taking away the free golf fees enjoyed by the Salt Lake County's golf advisory board.

County officials say it's an attempt to slice government perks and help the county's golf fund dig out of a two (M)million dollar hole.

They blame most of the red ink on the 16 (M)million dollars the county paid to buy Draper's South Mountain Golf Club.

In addition to the 11 member golf advisory board, Corroon has created a task force to find ways to land the county's six courses in the black.

County officials say one plan to boost the golf fund is to sell county-owned Meadowbrook Golf Course in Murray. The other is to sell land for underground parking near South Mountain and build condonimiums above it.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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