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Ripon will cover cost of flood damages at Jack Tone course
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It wasn’t too long ago that the Jack Tone Golf experienced flood damage from the overflow of the nearby Stanislaus River.

The result of that was the temporary closing to the back nine of the 18-hole course along with the driving range.

At the Sept. 10 meeting, the Ripon City Council approved the reimbursement request of over $6,000 for floor-related expenses.

According the report by Recreation Director Kye Stevens, the Golf Course Capital Improvement Committee met last month to give an OK for the request, forwarding it to elected leaders for approval.

“In order to keep the greens from flood damage, Jack Tone Golf rented and installed a pump from Pacific SW Irrigation,” he added.

The breakdown of that cost was $2,855 for pump equipment rentals and purchases, and $3,217 for pump fuel.

Funding was made possible by the Golf Course Capital Improvement account.

Prior to that, the local golf course was able to draw, as a loan, from the capital reserve fund to fix up the Jack Tone – the City had established a policy for emergency repairs and improvements in order to make that happen some 10 years ago.