Maryville City Council voted on various measures to improve Mozingo Lake Recreation Park at its meeting on Sept. 13, a report said.
The Council adopted three ordinances. Two of them focus on improving the experience of golfers. The third one is an expansion of the RV park.
The city approved an ordinance to outsource the construction of the park. The town was already building the south-facing portion of the park. However, due to staff shortages, the city contracted out the project.
Pope Dirt Work LLC provided an estimate of $20,000 to complete the work.
The expansion is anticipated to be completed in two weeks. Pope Dirt Work LLC will provide the city a proposal for the north part of the park. After the grading is completed, the city will start putting in utilities.
In May 2017, The City Council approved a four-year operating lease with Masek Golf Car Co. It provides Yamaha vehicles, allowing the use of 75 golf vehicles along with two utility cars. That lease was scheduled to expire in March.
Maryville received three lease proposals through Yamaha, M&M Golf Cars LLC, and Cushman.
Yamaha, as well as M&M Golf both, sent demo vehicles to staff members to try out. After the test, city manager assistant Ryan Heiland said the Yamaha car was more appropriate for the golf course and city.
The City Council passed the ordinance and approved the Yamaha bid.
The Council also approved a city ordinance that allows GPS units on the brand new golf car fleet. The city will be paying $44,352 over four years to lease the Yamaha cars to include GPS units.
The GPS units can also be an income source for the vehicles. They can show advertisements and offer golfers the opportunity to peruse and purchase from menus of restaurants.