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Taxpayers in town of Ontario will decide on $1.1M golf course purchase in April

The Ontario Golf Club, which is located on Country Club Lane in the town of Ontario could have new owners.

It was built in 1929- and sits on 161.25 acres of land, which under the proposal would become green space and recreation areas for the town of Ontario.

The Town is looking to make the purchase of the property for $1.1 million.

A public referendum will happen later this year after a Town Board vote clearing the way. That will determine interest on whether the Town will pursue purchase.

“As an operating golf course, I am confident the land will not be a financial burden to taxpayers as it will support itself. I strongly feel, as a steward of the town, that we cannot only be concerned about taking actions to better the town today, but to invest in the town for future generations,” Town Supervisor Frank Robusto said during the meeting.

Under the plan devised- the facility would continue operating as a golf course. Neighboring Monroe County operates three a handful of municipal courses, which were an added source of recreation for residents during the pandemic.

The Town Board also believes that the golf course will lend itself to being a recreational site even during the winter months for cross country skiing and snowboarding.

“It is important to note that residents will have the ultimate decision-making power in this plan during an upcoming vote. That vote is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 21, 2021,” Supervisor Robusto added.