After a year's work, Apple Valley's $3.2 million clubhouse has opened at Valleywood Golf Course.
A ribbon-cutting is set for Thursday, but the clubhouse was open for the Chamber's Gold Classic this month, said course manager Jim Zinck. He said finishing touches are still being made, but the clubhouse hosted 132 Classic golfers at the Apple Valley Chamber of Commerce event.
The new facility has a bar and grill with seating for 35 players when the 160-seat main dining room is reserved for events. The old clubhouse, opened in 1980, had a 40-seat dining room. The new building also has a basement that will house about 60 electric golf carts that will replace the 50 gasoline-fueled carts.
The new building, expected to be Green Globe certified, was financed with about $1 million from the park dedication fund and a loan for the balance from the city's capital projects fund, Zinck said. Valleywood will repay the fund at least $50,000 a year to start and more in later years, he said.
Burnsville will hire Rainbow Holiday Design for holiday lighting in the Heart of the City for the next two winters.
The $63,216 contract covers hanging and removing LED lights in the downtown square and decorating and removal of lights on boulevard trees.
The Burnsville Community Foundation solicits donations to pay for the holiday lighting and anticipates picking up all of the contract cost, the city said.Emergency training
Burnsville has set fall training for those who want to be part of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that would assist their neighborhoods during an emergency that cuts off essential city services.
Training areas include emergency preparedness, fire safety, basic medical operations, light search and rescue, responding to terrorism, disaster psychology and team organization. Training will end with a simulation exercise that puts the training into action. Residents who enroll in the training program will learn how to work together as a team in an emergency until emergency services arrive.
The classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m. from Oct. 2-30 at the Burnsville Maintenance Facility, 13713 Frontier Court. Cost of the training is $15 per person.
LAURIE BLAKE AND Jim Adams