Berlin golf panel to get eighth seat in March

Published on Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:40
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - The recently created Public Golf Commission will have an eighth seat soon, as the Town Council unanimously approved an addition last week.

The amendment to the Public Golf Commission ordinance will take effect 30 days after its adoption, which will be March 25, according to town documents.

The amendment came after Mayor Mark Kaczynski said he was contacted about a group that plays at Timberlin Golf Course not being represented on the commission.

The commission seats members and officials of clubs that play at the town-owned golf course, including the Timberlin Men’s Club and Timberlin Lady Niners Club.

Public Golf Commission Chairman Peter DeFazio had previously told The Herald he thought it was the Senior Men’s Club that was underrepresented.

A public hearing was held earlier in the meeting on the ordinance change, but no one spoke.

“I’m glad we have a commission that’s so popular that we want to add members, because we’re usually looking for members on some of our other commissions,” said Councilor Brenden Luddy. “I think it’s a good thing.”

The commission was created last fall as a way to provide more oversight of the course by people who play it regularly, Kaczynski has said.

Finance Department records show the course had run in the red in recent years.

The course was previously under the purview of the Parks & Recreation Commission, which only had one golf course member on it, former Parks & Recreation Chairman Len Zielinski said.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:40. Updated: Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:42.