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Kenton County Reaches Lease Agreement with New Golf Course Management

Kenton County has approved a lease agreement with Davey Golf for the operation of the county's three public golf courses.

The Fiscal Court approved the deal at a special meeting on Monday with a unanimous vote. 

“I am encouraged by the changes that Davey Golf has implemented thus far under the consulting agreement and I am looking forward to seeing more changes and a better golf and customer experience as we move forward,” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.

The Fiscal Court had previously agreed to enter into a consulting agreement with Davey Golf while final details of the contract were being discussed and decided.  

As part of their investment to the golf courses, Davey Golf has brought over $1 million in maintenance equipment and golf carts. With a background in landscaping, the company is making improvements and focusing on the natural elements of the courses.

Kent, Ohio-based Davey Golf is a branch of the Davey Tree Expert Company, which was founded in 1880. 

The change in operations at the golf courses means that all employees will now work for Davey. The lease is for 3 years and Davey will pay Kenton County $50,000 each year, plus 20 percent of the gross revenue once the company hits $2.5 million.

Kenton County's previous gof course manager, Dan Moening, was arrested on theft charges earlier this month.

-Staff report
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