After announcing the Talladega Municipal Golf Course would be closed until further notice earlier this week, City Manager Brian Muenger sent out an email Wednesday announcing the course would reopen Friday morning.
“As you are aware,” Muenger wrote in an email, “E&E Golf Course Management, the company contracted to operate the city’s golf course, ceased operations Monday. Since that time, the course has been closed to players completely. I have been in discussions with several groups who are interested in the course in recent days, and progress is being made towards identifying a new partner to manage the facility. In the interim, it is essential that the course remain maintained, and to handle that I will be hiring John Carlisle as a temporary city employee.”
Carlisle was E&E’s course manager and is highly qualified for the job, Muenger said. Carlisle will be offered a memorandum of understanding outlining his relationship to the city. He will be classified as a temporary labor maintenance employee.
Carlisle had managed E&E Properties for about a year and a half, he said. “We’ve made some improvements and gained some new members and we need to continue moving forward,” Carlisle said. “I’m looking forward to opening back up on Friday morning.”
The Labor Day weekend should be a fairly busy one, he added “at least until the ball games start. But Alabama is playing late Saturday afternoon and Auburn is playing around 6 p.m., so we should do fine then. Sunday will be a big day, too.”
Carlisle said his arrangement in Talladega has nothing to do with Pine Hill, the other Alabama course he managed for E&E.
All existing memberships at the Talladega Municipal Course will be honored, and all fees and rental amounts will remain the same as they were before the course closed on Monday.
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