Groundbreaking, ribbon-cutting being held

CNJ staff

The city has held a pair of ceremonies for parks and recreation properties this week, including a groundbreaking for the Youth Recreation Building and a ribbon cutting for the new city golf course.

Community Development Director Claire Burroughes said the ribbon cutting was a basic event to let citizens know the city now has ownership of the former Chaparral Country Club.

Burroughes said there is no confirmed date for the closure of the nine-hole Clovis Municipal Golf Course, which was marked for conversion into open park space following the $2.81 million purchase of the 18-hole Chaparral course. There is a plan for a tournament to mark the end of the municipal course’s run.

The YRB groundbreaking ceremony is a precursor to remediation work, which Burroughes hopes will be completed by the end of 2011. The current stage is a few weeks of removing asbestos and lead-based paint.

The renovation is paid for through a $500,000 donation from the Sisler Foundation for that purpose.