City says no to exploring new option to buy golf course

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Bowie City Council members expressed their frustrations on a variety of topics during a Monday night workshop, following a regular agenda where the panel voted 4-2 against pursuing further financing options to possibly buy the Twisted Oaks Country Club.
At its last meeting the council directed the staff to explore different financing options to buy the Bowie area golf course. After a 20-minute executive session, Councilor Chuck Malone made a motion to have City Manager Bert Cunningham look into a new avenue of financing that may have been presented during the closed session.
Councilor Jason Love gave a second to the motion, but they were the only ones in support as the remainder of the council voted no. No other direction was given so it is unclear if the issue is dead.
This was the last item on the regular agenda before the workshop. Malone got up amd left saying he was not staying.
Workshop
Six topics were scheduled for discussion, the majority of which were submitted by Councilor Tami Buckmaster.
While there was no voting on items, directions were given to study or develop policies.
Throughout the workshop Tracey Jennings, city attorney, provided overviews on many of the topics and conducted the new councilor orientation touching on open meetings, open records and general legal obligations.

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