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Council To Meet About Crownsville Golf Course

Annapolis City Council will meet in a closed door session on Monday to discuss the Eisenhower Golf Course.

UPDATE: (11:00 a.m.)—Annapolis City Council will meet in a closed session to discuss the city’s legal interest in the Eisenhower Golf Course on Monday at 6 p.m.

The city has been considering the sale or lease of the 208-acre Crownsville property since November 2011.

Annapolis leases the golf course to Anne Arundel County, and the two split profits based on the terms of a 50-year contract that expires in 2016. 

In 2010, Annapolis earned $125,000 from the course, according to the city's website. The course has a Maryland tax assessment value of $9.2 million.

Eisenhower's General Manager Damian Cosby said he knew about the closed door session, but didn't know if the city has decided to sell or lease the property.

A spokeswoman for the Council declined to comment on the purpose of the closed session. 

Eisenhower is a 6,659-yard course with 18 holes. It was built in 1969 and is currently managed by Billy Casper Golf. 

Mike October 20, 2012 at 01:32 PM
Gotta be a perfectly good reason for a closed door session. Can't imagine our local politicians would ever be up to anything.
Janet Norman October 22, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Has the City Council been shown their own Waterworks Park Master Plan, which identifies the Eisenhower Golf Course as a vital linkage in a proposed trail system from Rt. 450 Waterworks Park all the way up to the 630 acre Bacon Ridge Natural Area/ Crownsville Hospital Woods? Selling off park assets seem an ill-fated short term vision instead of ensuring long term access to nature for the City's citizens. Why would this information be needed to be closed to the public for discussions?

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