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Parks and Rec plans to improve Hillcrest

The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission approved Wednesday an improvement plan for Hillcrest Municipal Golf Course that will cost an estimated $550,000.

The commission also approved an addendum to its contract with golf course designer Kevin Norby, president of Herfort Norby Golf Course Architects, LLC, Chaska, Minnesota. Norby will receive $6,400 more for designing the following improvements:

* Fill the fairway bunker and regrade the fairway on hole No. 10;

* Construct bunkers and reconstruct the tees on hole No. 13;

* Reconstruct the tees on holes No. 16, 17 and 18;

* Reconstruct and level the tees on holes No. 1, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 15;

* Level the green and fairway and reconstruct the green surround and bunker for hole No. 17;

* Regrade fairway and tees on Hole No. 11, including work to improve the cart path and culverts.

The addendum includes an estimate of $90,000 to $110,000 to include reconstructing or leveling the tees for holes No. 2 through 7, with $3,500 more going to Norby for the design work. With all this work included, the estimated cost for the project is $550,000.

The commission authorized Doug Hogan, Parks and Recreation director, to get an estimate from Norby about adding a second well to the golf course.

Hogan said Norby has an irrigation contractor he works with who could provide an estimate on improving Hillcrest’s irrigation system by adding a second well.

The commission spent $148,000 last fall for to replace or improve some of the bunkers at Hillcrest.

Hogan said advertising for bids should begin next week, with bid opening to be held in June. The Commission will consider how it will fund the project at its regular meeting Monday at 3:45 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Department office, 1002 2nd Ave. SE.

Sun reporter Chris Olson can be reached at 701-952-8454 or by email at

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