City paid more for golf club than its set worth

The Thompson Park Golf Course in Watertown. Alec Johnson/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Former owner Michael E. Lundy will not be paying for some electrical issues found in the golf clubhouse several weeks after the city purchased the former Watertown Golf Club from him for $3.4 million in December.

That revelation came up during Monday night’s City Council meeting when Councilwoman Sarah V. Compo Pierce asked about progress on the electrical problems in the basement of the clubhouse at the Thompson Park Golf Course.

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Remember what a fixer upper the hockey arena was?


The city owns the golf course. The city, including Compo Pierce, must make it work.

When Compo Pierce runs for mayor, I'll want to know what she did to make it work, not what she did to keep the controversy over owning it alive, not why she dwelled on and beat to death its challenges along the way, and not why her enthusiasm and commitment never matched her council peers.

You don't have to like the golf course, Compo Pierce, but you have to make it work. If you don't make it work, it will speak volumes about your mayoral capacity to make anything work.

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