6-24-24

The Muni Update

Jun 24, 2024
6-24-24
Good Afternoon,
 
The Spencer Municipal Golf Course will be closed until further notice. There is currently power in the clubhouse but no internet or phone service. 
 
The golf course was not really affected by the flooding. There was a lot of surface drainage that covered the course after we received three inches of rain Friday night. There was the same flooding from surface drainage as the morning before. The river crested and water was filling the driving range and close to the clubhouse parking lot Saturday at 3:30 PM.
With the devastation in our community I feel it is not appropriate to have the golf course open at this time. Flooding has affected our citizens, golf course employees, and other city employees. They have lost their homes, businesses, and personal belongings. We are going to focus our resources on helping our community at this time. 
 
City staff, first responders, volunteers, and neighbor helping neighbor worked through the greatest fear we could ever imagine. Water levels reached a point where nobody could ever have imagined. It was one of the most emotional days most of us will ever experience. And that emotional day will continue to be followed by yet another emotional day after another.
My heartfelt sympathies go out to everyone that has been affected by this national disaster. I know the focus of the entire community is on helping everyone right now and trying to move in a forward direction. 
 
The golf course clubhouse is currently being used as an incident command post for south Spencer. Last night the National Guard, Spencer Fire, Spencer Hospital Ambulance, and Spencer Police used the clubhouse for operations and a place to try and sleep periodically. The status is the same for today.
 
Limited maintenance staff were at the golf course to conduct some of the daily mowing procedures. They will continue on a daily basis with available staff. Clubhouse staff is available to help out once we get to that point. I will keep everyone updated as we move forward. 
 
Right now the focus at the golf course is on helping our community in whatever manner possible
 
Brian C Mohr
Director of Golf Operations
City of Spencer
101 W 5th Street
Spencer Municipal Golf Course
Spencer, Iowa 51301
712-260-5370
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