The city of Dayton wants a consultant to take a close look at its money-losing golf courses to find ways to increase revenue, reduce costs and make the grounds more competitive and enticing.
The city's golf budget was about $3.5 million in 2017 . The recommended budget for this year was again about $3.5 million, which included about $288,000 for debt service.
The city allocated about $212,500 from its general fund to the golf division in 2017. That was expected to increase to $293,500 this year, not including an additional $94,000 from the fund for capital equipment.
The city also included a $200,000 recreation and youth golf subsidy in its 2018 budget.
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Here is a breakdown of the city of Dayton's golf division's projected 2018 budget :
Estimated expenditures: $3.5 million
Revenue from fees and charges: $2.89 million
Percentage change in fees/charges from 2017: -11%
General fund allocation: $293,500
General fund subsidy: $200,000