Park board bumps up green fees

Board tables sign request for Market Street ball fields

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — The board of park commissioners approved to raise golf course fee rates in two areas on Tuesday.

Miami Shores Golf Course Director Ken Green presented the board with green fees from public golf courses Homestead Golf Course in Tipp City and Echo Hills Golf Course in Piqua.

After discussion, President Alan Kappers suggested raising the partial senior rate from $345 to $355 for season pass rates (plus a $1 increase from $5 to $6 per round fees) and partial adult rate from $395 to $405 (with $6 per round fees) season pass rate. In comparison, the partial adult season pass is $588 (plus $5 per round fee) at Homestead and $415 (plus $6 per round fee) at Echo Hills. The partial senior pass is not offered at Homestead and is $365 (plus $6 daily) at Echo Hills.

Board members Levi Fox and Becky Pierce approved the motion.

The board agreed to keep the partial junior fees and other fees flat. For more information, visit

The board also reviewed a request from the Troy Softball Parents to place donor signs at the Market Street ball fields during freshmen, junior varsity and varsity games in 2017. After discussion, the board agreed to table the motion until next month’s park board meeting.

The organization said the signs would display corporate sponsor logos and be placed on outfield fences during the season only. The request said the organization would prefer to place the signs at the beginning of the season and remove them at the season’s end, but would be willing to place the signs during each game and removing it intermittently.

“These properties are primarily used by the softball parents or baseball parents, both of those organizations have been told over and over again that they are not their properties and if the public wanted to come in and used those properties, they can,” Kappers said.

Troy Public Service and Safety Director Patrick Titterington said the organizations would have to abide by the city’s temporary sign code, which would only permit one sign up for 28 days. The sign would have size limitations with a permit fee paid to the city.

“It is a commercial message and we have to treat them all the same,” Titterington said.

Titterington also said he was concerned with the city’s status with an organization profiting from the sponsorship.

Kappers said the organization would need to submit a permit, abide by the permit process and sign code and the park board would need to obtain an opinion from the city law director before moving forward with the request. The issue was tabled for further review.

Board tables sign request for Market Street ball fields

By Melanie Yingst

Reach Melanie Yingst at or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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