The city council makes a lot of decisions. Some decisions make us feel proud. Others we regret forever.

The Decatur Park District's decision to close the Scovill Golf Course is a decision our community will regret for generations. The Scovill Course has been called unique, a jewel and a gem. The course holds meaning, memories and history.

Government leaders ignored the voices of our women and youth golfers. Close a golf course? Maybe, but not Scovill. Closing the Scovill Course will only serve to discourage new golfers.

Months ago, I called upon the city council to take an active role in Scovill's fate. My voice, like the voices of the women golfers, goes unheard. The closing of the Scovill course stands as a clear mark of the continued decline of our community.

Councilman Bill Faber, Decatur

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