Fees to use Coyote Creek Golf Course in Fort Lupton may increase next year. But if Fort Lupton City Council approves, it won’t be by very much.
Tyler Tarpley, the course manager, proposed a boost of $1 for green fees and $1 for cart fees for next year. The discussion was during Fort Lupton City Council’s town hall Nov. 29, so council made no decision.
“I don’t think it will be too bad,” Tarpley told the council. “We had a big increase last year, but we need to stay smaller. I don’t think this will be too bad. It keeps us sane.”
Customers account for 35,000 rounds a year, Tarpley said.
Alcohol in city parks
Council seemed to like the idea of allowing alcohol in city parks during the Nov. 29 town hall. But the interest in allowing hard liquor in the city parks wasn’t as strong.
City Clerk Mari Pena said recreation center staff was on board with allowing fermented beverages as part of rental agreements to use the three park shelters.
“Beer and wine? I’m OK,” said Councilman David Crespin. “Hard liquor? No.”
Mayor Zo Hubbard was “iffy” on the hard-liquor issue.
“I think we could limit it to a three-hour window,” Hubbard said. “I don’t think we need to drink all afternoon. You couldn’t do this unless you have a special-event permit. You couldn’t do it if you were having a birthday party. You’d have to have a shelter agreement.”
City Administrator Chris Cross said the city could charge a higher fee for hard liquor to the existing rental fee contract.
Council made no decision because of the town hall format.