Several months after the City Council began considering handing over the day-to-day responsibility for the troubled DeBell Golf Club to Scott Scozzola, a contract was approved this week by the City Council and the new management structure will be implemented in January.
That's good news. The council has determined Scozzola is the right person for the job of overseeing the city-owned club, which is mired in debt. At this point we have no reason to question his abilities. In fact, it has been noted by local golf enthusiasts that under Scozzola's guidance, there have been welcome changes at DeBell.
We would caution the City Council, however, to keep a very close eye on DeBell's balance sheet in the coming year. There are still costly capital improvements needed — to the tune of $600,000 — that DeBell cannot afford.