WESTBOROUGH – The committee to examine how best to use the building at the Westborough Golf Club has been established.
During the Select Board’s meeting on Tuesday, March 28, the board discussed the applications submitted by nearly 30 residents for spots on the new committee.
Board member Shelby Marshall suggested expanding the committee from seven to nine members, which was approved by the board.
“I don’t think we’re going to go wrong here,” said board member Sean Keogh on the selection process.
The board selected Teresa O’Day from the pool of applicants who are members of the club. From the applicants who are not members of the club, the board chose Maura Shunney, Bryan White, Mahnaz Hulubei and Felicia Vaytsman.
A building assessment previously found that the club building needed about $800,000 in repairs. In late January, the Select Board voted to not extend a request for proposals to lease out space for a restaurant.
As a result, the Civic, which had been operating in that space since 2015, shut down. However, the pro shop will remain at the building, and it will be open for the season.
The committee has been charged to recommend if the town should consider significant capital investment in the building, identify an expected use of it, consider other recreational or community needs that may be addressed by the building and make a recommendation to the Select Board.
Chair Patrick Welch encouraged the other applicants to remain involved by attending meetings and providing input.
The new members will join a member of the Select Board; the town manager or designee; a member of the Recreation Committee or the Recreation Department director; and the club’s golf pro.
Westborough forms Country Club Building Use Committee