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Oshkosh city council approves sale of golf course

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Oshkosh city council approves sale of golf course Thu, 09 Nov 2017 04:01:57 +0000 Oshkosh city council approves sale of golf course Oshkosh city council approves sale of golf course WFRV waterfront landscape in oshkosh could be changing soon ... tonight, oshkosh city council voted to sell the lakeshore municipal golf course to the oshkosh corporation. ((tom)) the city wants the fortune 500 company to stay in town, and now it's up to the oshkosh corporation to decide if they want to buy the land and build their new headquarters there. local five's alexandra burnley shows us why this sale is a victory for many, but a loss for others. city council passed this vote unanimously with one city council member abstaining from the vote because he works for the oshkosh corporation. now while the majority of this room was elated that the vote passed, some golfers were disappointed. nats applause the sale's approval won a round of applause from people who want to see the oshkosh corporation stay in town. "we have that opportunity to become world class" oshkosh leaders know how valuable the fortune 500 company is to the local economy. 39 "the city of oshkosh wants to make sure that our economic future is secure and that we're gonna take an active stake in that." the oshkosh corporation has been in town for 100 years, but so has the lakeshore municipal golf course, where some golfers have a lifetime of memories. schuhart "my dad worked up there, my brother worked up there, i've been playing there for 70 years, i'm 78 years-old, and it's just part of my life." the company wants to build new headquarters, and they've received offers around the country to move out of oshkosh. "i'm for oshkosh corporation, and it's a great company and i want them to succeed, but you would think that they could find some other land that's just as suitable as lakeshore." but if the oshkosh corporation stays, the lakeshore golf course is the only property they want. and if they do purchase the 35 acres of land, there are still 65 acres leftover for parks that the city will use to create a riverwalk with parks and shops. "the riverwalk that we're talking about will actually create an intercity six and a half mile loop of trail system which is going to be a great amenity. there's so many residual outcomes that we're going to get as a result of this. i think it's going to be great to help us attract and retain talent for now and for the future." if the oshkosh corporation board agrees to buy the land construction will start as early as spring 2018. keeping it local in oshkosh alexandra burnley local five news. ((tom)) and if construction does get underway this spring, the new headquarters will be complete by december of 20-19. ((erin)) a bill

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