Notes from the Falmouth Board of Selectmen's January 5 meeting.
Selectmen agreed Monday evening, January 5, to a 30-day lease extension with Billy Casper Golf, the current management company operating the town-owned Falmouth Country Club. A new lease is expected to be signed by February 10.
Back in October, Billy Casper Golf was the sole respondent to the town’s request for proposals (RFP) seeking bids to run the club upon the expiration of the current lease. The turnkey golf operator has held the current lease with the town and has been operating the course since 2005.
Town manager Julian M. Suso said in October the town would select a golf firm by October 31, although the deadline could be extended if needed.
Selectman Samuel L. Patterson asked if there would be a public hearing before the board votes on a new lease.
Mr. Suso said while there is not a provision for one, the board could conduct one if it choose.
Assistant town manager Heather B. Harper said there was a public hearing last summer that led to contents of the RFP.
Both Billy Casper and the town have expressed interest in renewing the agreement.
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Board chairman Mary (Pat) Flynn said the town is looking to fill the seat of Falmouth representative to the Steamship Authority Board of Governors. Applications are due three weeks from today. The term expired December 31.
The position became vacant when Catherine N. Norton died last month.
The board also included in their information packet a list of the current 52 town committee vacancies. Applications are available on falmouthmass.us or at the selectmen’s office in Town Hall, 59 Town Hall Square.
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The town approved a subordination agreement that will allow The Resource, Inc. to pay off its construction loan and enter into a long-term improvement loan.
The mortgage is for the redevelopment of three affordable housing rental units at 20 Shore Street in Falmouth, which Michael B. Galasso of TRI said is fully leased.
“It’s a fabulous project, Ms. Flynn said.
“We need more like it,” selectman Susan L. Moran said.