Oakwood Golf Club will have new ownership after the City of Houston closes a deal at the end of the month.

Members of the Houston City Council finalized the purchase of Oakwood Golf Club during a meeting Tuesday.

The final vote for the acquisition of the 73-acre golf course and 6,000 square foot club house came at the council’s regular meeting. The deal closes at the end of month. The purchase price is $291,500. Funds will come from city reserves. The deal also includes transfer of seven acres of city-owned property to the course’s owners, Doug and Michelle Moseley, on North U.S. 63 near the MoDOT maintenance facility.

The city hosted a meeting Sunday at the club house to discuss the purchase and plans.

In others matters, members:

•Reviewed bids from Arkansas and Springfield for a utility vehicle that can be used for a recently hired maintenance employee to have handy access to needed tools. They will be viewed before a decision is made. The purchase will be funded from a grant writer’s position that wasn’t filled for 2020.

•Donated $200 to Houston Celebration for Life for its annual post-prom and post-graduation events at HHS.

•Authorized paperwork from MoDOT for funding for the police department.

•Heard progress from a round of letters sent to owners of derelict vehicles and property in the city. The owners were told to remove the vehicles and clean up their property or face citation.

•Held the first reading of a resolution to hire a Kansas City firm, Gilmore and Bell, to work on financing for its $1.6 million municipal swimming pool and bath house.

•Will sell a 1965 fire truck for $4,500 after taking bids.

•Heard that police officers have received body cameras, and proposals will next be sought for car cameras.

•Set a 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24 meeting for a work session on updating planning and zoning rules and implement a city building code.

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