Parks and Recreation Board meetings are usually quiet affairs.
Not so Thursday night, when about 150 people showed up to debate proposed improvements to the golf course developed by Andy Staples with the Golf Resource Group, a noted golf course consulting firm specializing in sustainable golf courses.
The discussion lasted nearly two and half hours.
At issue were two options that would impact hiking trails along the course. Plan A, with an estimated cost of $6,235,000 and a reduced sustainability plan would address safety issues for the driving range but not the rest of the course. It would impact trails along the perimeter but not as much as Plan B.