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Revenue estimates increase $183,656 for Greens Fees, Cart rental, Proshop and Concession for FY 25. Admissions Tax revenue for Eagle’s Landing has been budgeted at $77,000. A portion of the irrigation funds received from Worcester County have been recognized to offset EDU charges for FY 25. Miscellaneous revenue includes revenue from golf camps and clinics as well as reimbursement from Worcester County for irrigation expenses. Revenue is anticipated to exceed expenses for FY 25 and an estimated $152,078 will be transferred to reserves in the Golf Course fund.


Eight full-time positions are included in this budget. A step increase and a 3% COLA effective January 1, 2025 have been included for all eligible employees. Seasonal golf laborers, pro shop employees, concession workers and cart attendants are also employed by this division. Part-time wages increase $9,020 in FY 25. Two hundred fifty additional hours were funded for part-time positions in the Maintenance division. Allocations for health insurance and worker’s compensation increase, while the allocation for retirement decreases. No contribution has been included for retiree health (OPEB).


Contracted Services include building & equipment maintenance, advertising and credit card fees. A Golf master plan and permitting was funded in FY 23 at $60,000. Greater Ocean City Golf Association fees have been budgeted at $40,000. Advertising has been budgeted at $63,100, and includes a contract with Google ads at $14,300, and with Draper Media at $15,000. Payment to Worcester County for septic service has been included at $6,400. HVAC replacement has been funded at $15,500. Drainage, construction and bunker work has been funded at $66,000. A flood remediation consultant has been included at $10,000. Training and travel costs increase and include attendance at the PGA Merchandise Show for the Golf Pro and the Golf Industry Show for the golf Superintendent. The golf cart lease was renegotiated in FY 24 and is included at $120,316, an increase of $19,192. Supplies & Materials decrease slightly. A replacement power washer requested in FY 25 was purchased in FY 24. Three sets of rental clubs have been funded in the Operations division, and a sod cutter replacement has been funded in the Maintenance division. Costs are anticipated to increase for chemicals, fertilizer, sand and seed. Maintenance supplies are budgeted at $250,000, which covers all chemicals, fertilizers, irrigation and landscaping supplies for the Golf Course. Purchases for Resale for the Golf Shop and the Golf Concession account for $243,917 of the Golf Course budget, and are expected to increase $3,227 in FY 25. Energy costs are budgeted to remain the same. Worcester County will reimburse the Town for the irrigation pump station electric. Costs for vehicle fuel and vehicle parts are anticipated to increase in FY 25. Intragovernmental allocations for Information Technology, General Overhead expense, vehicle lease, and radio lease increase for FY 25. Insurance decreases slightly. Two Aerators and a reel grinder were included in Vehicle Trust. Golf renovations and an on-course pavilion/rain shelter have been funded in Capital Outlay.