Blytheville golf course needing to make spending cuts

Blytheville golf course needing to make spending cuts

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - Thunder Bayou Golf Course in Blytheville is facing a huge deficit.

The Parks and Recreation Committee met Thursday and agreed the course needs to make cuts to spending.

John Callens, director of Blytheville's finance department, said the golf course is projected to make less than half of projected expenses for the year.

Callens said the course is expected to spend $603,000 and make a revenue of $265,000, which puts the course at a $340,000 deficit.

Parks and Recreation have sent suggestions to the golf commission board. The next step is for the board to submit a plan to cut spending.

"The Parks and Recreation Committee has recommended to this board to come up with ways of reducing costs of about $50,000 next year," Callens said.

Callens said the finance department will need to have the plan by October in order to create the budget for 2016.

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