Nov 1, 2012 1:18 PM by Dennis Bragg - KPAX News
MISSOULA- University of Montana President Royce Engstrom is promising to give a first-hand account of what the college is planning for development of the old UM golf course when he meets with two neighborhood groups.
The school has been under criticism for plans to develop the golf course land to handle future campus expansions. Some residents complain that the land should be kept as open space and the course improved instead of being closed.
Engstrom will meet with the University District Neighborhood Council and the Lewis and Clark Neighborhood Council in a special joint meeting on November 14th at Sentinel High School.
Engstrom is also expected to field questions about traffic related to UM, parking and trash pickup in addition to talking about the golf course issue.
The City's Neighborhoods Office has set up an online comment page on the City of Missoula website to collect comments and questions for the Neighborhood Council leadership team before the meeting.
Submissions made by November 6 will be used to create a list of questions for President Engstrom to consider. After that date, questions will be sent directly to UM leadership.
"There have been scores of meetings over the years, but we still aren't hearing much about some of the issues that worry us most," said University District Chair Dave Chrismon.
The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.