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Taylor wants golf ball landmark moved by fall

The District of Taylor is looking for a contractor to make a short chip of its landmark giant golf ball.
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The District of Taylor is looking for a contractor to make a short chip of its landmark giant golf ball.

The district issued a request for proposals July 7 to move the structure 125 metres east of its current home near the Lone Wolf Golf Course Clubhouse, and out of the way of an upcoming housing development.

“The Golf Ball Monument sits south west of the picturesque clubhouse and was erected at this site in 1993 to promote and bring recognition to the newly opened golf course,” the district says.

“The Golf Ball Monument was clearly visible to travellers on the world famous Alaska Highway. It has become a community icon.”

Taylor North Developments is looking to begin construction on a housing development next to the course later this year. The company sent a letter to council in late January asking the district to take care of the costs of removing the structure.

It sparked a discussion between council, residents, and Lone Wolf patrons of what to do with the structure, considered to be the largest golf ball in the world according to some provincial and national tourism websites.

The district is looking to have the relocation completed by Sept. 30. The work also includes the building of a new foundation for the structure.

editor@ahnfsj.ca

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