Warren Golf Course Decision Expected Wednesday

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Warren City Council must act Wednesday night on legislation to let the city sell or lease Old Avalon Golf Course.

The ordinance will come up for its third reading during Wednesday night’s council meeting. It gives the administration authority to advertise for bids to sell the golf course property, which is currently owned by the city.

Council first will consider amending the language of the ordinance to read “sell or lease” the property. Then, it will either be passed, rejected or tabled.

“So the administration is kind of treading right now saying, ‘no sense us even going out and looking until we at least know if we have the authority to do something. If you give us that authority then we’ll go look, but if you don’t give us that authority, there’s no sense going there’,” said Warren Law Director Greg Hicks.

Hicks said the city doesn’t have to sell or lease the golf course. The administration can simply see what bids come in, and then decide how to act.

Also at Wednesday’s Warren City Council meeting will be a first reading to establish a vacant property registry. City leaders are still trying to figure out which agency or department will be responsible for cataloging the many vacant or foreclosed properties in Warren, and how to best enforce the ordinance.

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