Letter to the editor: Knoll Golf Instructor on Town Payroll

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parsippany focusDear Editor:

What can my Crystal Ball Transparency Committee Advisor tell me about this paid for “golf instructor” believe Councilman dePierro said $68,000 a year. Should not well off golfers hire their own instructors; why should we be paying a salary to allow the instructor to also make fees and tips on the side? This is ok, but filling the job of a ‘”qualified” forester for the Parks & Forestry department caused opposition from the same two council officials? 

Where is the job description, duties, responsibilities, pay for this created job position? Also how much more other town man hours go into Knoll Golf Course from Parks and other departments; including materials, supplies, fertilizers? What environmental impact does the knoll have on the River Sensitive Area it is enclosed in? Can improvements be made in this aspect? 

Golf courses are only for golfers, yet the Knoll was purchased with Green Acres Funds. Only in winter can others use the landscape for recreation. This purchase of a golf course with green acre funding, would not now be allowed for the here mentioned reasons. It is public money for a private interest golf. 

Nick Homyak
Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034