Lumby course gets water

Village council agreed Monday to extend a water line to the 39-acre, nine-hole property, which has sand greens.

Water will soon be flowing at the Lumby Golf Club.

Village council agreed Monday to extend a water line to the 39-acre, nine-hole property, which has sand greens.

“It’s really needed. Water has been required for some time,” said Coun. Julie Pilon.

The club has not been able to connect to water in the past because of financial constraints.

It will cost the village about $6,800 to extend a water line to the site, and one of the immediate benefits will be washroom facilities.

“The golf course needs to survive,” said Pilon.

“It will bring people to Lumby. If you don’t have amenities, you can’t bring customers in.”

Mayor Kevin Acton defends using village resources to extend the water line to the non-profit golf club.

“It’s village-owned property and we’re trying to boost a group working on economic development for the community,” he said.