The interior of the clubhouse got new restrooms, utilities, ceiling beams, carpet, a spike-proof floor, paint and wood stain, patio and landscaping. (The latter was assisted by the Boy Scouts of America.) Its a nice atmosphere inside now, Vernier said. Theres also been a lot of work out on the course. Our public works guys reconstructed the golf cart bridges out on the course. They were in rough shape, and they really look nice now, Vernier said. The list goes on, new landscaping at the entry to the course, upgrades to the driving range, three new bridges added to the course, and soon-to-be installed granite tee markers, according to Village Administrator John Marquart. Future upgrades on the drawing board are new cart paths, a walking trail, club house siding and new roof, upgraded perimeter fencing and a new maintenance building, Marquart said. From bridgework to patio work, Barkhaus said, the village has made the transition from private to public-owned property an easy one. Its been great working with the village, Barkhaus said. Our manager Scott does a great job on the greens, Vernier said. With leagues and tournaments at night and recreational golfers during the day, Barkhaus said, the course is also a big hit with local high school students.guidance
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In addition, the duties of CPS kinship caseworkers, who currently oversee placements with relatives, would be transferred to the lead contractor. Also, in two pilot regions, duties of CPS family-based safety services workers also would be privatized. Outsourcing pros, cons Harrison Hiner, legislative director for the Texas State Employees Union, which has warned that half of current CPS workers eventually could lose their jobs to the proposed outsourcing, noted that Texas has a shaky history of social-services privatization. Our state has raised some red flags on our ability to really oversee and monitor a contract, particularly when the care of children is at stake, he told the House Human Services Committee. In the Fort Worth area, redesign has achieved good initial results for children, Hiner noted. That work was still done with case management workers at CPS, he said. But Scott Lundy of Spring-based Arrow Child and Family Ministries testified that the current system doesnt serve children as well as it should. Private foster-care providers dont get to work with birth parents and duplicate much of the work of CPS conservatorship workers, he testified. We are limited in our ability to truly partner and provide innovative care, he said. Lundy heads the provider trade group the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, which supports the outsourcing.
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