Crews are set to begin construction on the new clubhouse, which officials said will increase the amount of usable space available to golfers and bring the facility into Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
Though attendance at the golf course dropped during construction, officials are hoping the improvements will bring back its core group as well as a new crop of players.
The clubhouse is due to be completed by October 2008.
Joint-use plan in for field improvements
Burbank city officials, district administrators and trustees banded together this year to begin a $14.2-million renovation project of fields at Jordan Middle School and Burbank and John Burroughs high schools.
The joint-use project with the city includes tearing down and rebuilding Memorial Field at John Burroughs High School and refurbishing the stands at Burbank High School’s stadium. It also includes replacing the fields at both high schools with artificial turf and all-weather track. The cost of the project would be split between the city and the school district. The project at Jordan Middle School includes a plan to put in a 70-space parking lot and new public restrooms.
City gets a new police chief
Twenty-nine-year Burbank Police Department veteran Tim Stehr was named chief of the force in August, taking over for outgoing chief Tom Hoefel, who retired from the position after seven years.
Stehr joined the department in 1979 as a police cadet, working his way up through the ranks to deputy chief, a position he took over in 2006. His career took on a deep sense of urgency in November 2003, when he led a manhunt for David Garcia, who is now awaiting trial for the shooting death of Officer Matt Pavelka.
Community support for Stehr’s appointment was enthusiastic and swift.