Posted: 7:13 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Hamilton auctioneer to buy Middletown golf course

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By Rick McCrabb

Staff Writer

MIDDLETOWN —

Middletown city council voted Tuesday night to sell Weatherwax Golf Course to a Hamilton auctioneer for $1.6 million in a deal that will net the city $95,000.

Myron Bowling from Bowling Auctioneers offered $1.6 million for Weatherwax, but said the city would be responsible for the $502,644 that is owed on the golf cart lease. Once that is paid, Bowling will take ownership of the golf carts.

The city also will pay off the $750,000 it owes in bond debt and the $80,000 Realtor commission, city officials said.

Bowling also asked the city to pay the $30,000 to remove the diesel tanks that are located on the grounds of the golf course.

Two other interested parties made bids to the city on the 36-hole course located in Madison Twp. Howard Jackson of MiddCities offered $225,000; Michael LeMaster, of LeMot, LLC, offered $800,000; however, his bid was received about 90 minutes after bids were due.

Ronald Lutz from Sportsplex had originally said he was interested in the course but didn’t make a bid.

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