A joint city/county/EDA committee formed to look at the viability of the Cook County-Grand Marais Joint Economic Development Authority (EDA) is considering the possible sale of Superior National Golf Course.
At the EDA’s monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 9, the idea seemed to take EDA board members by surprise and was not well-received.
“I’m outraged by it,” said Hal Greenwood. “I’m totally outraged by it. I’m sorry and apologize for it, but this really gets under my skin. It’s a beautiful asset to Cook County.”
The joint committee looking into the future of the EDA, and the possible sale of Superior National, is made up of county commissioners Bob Fenwick and Bruce Martinson, Grand Marais Mayor Sue Hakes, City Councilor Tim Kennedy, EDA board members Jim Hall and Mike Littfin, City Administrator Mike Roth, and EDA Director Matt Geretschlaeger. Mayor Hakes commented by phone that the committee has met twice. Hakes says the group is just trying to get its arms around the scope of the problems at the EDA and that all options, including the sale of Superior National, are on the table.