A man who was injured in the parking lot of city-owned Patty Jewett Golf Course has pocketed $15,000 from taxpayers.
In a lawsuit against the city, Daniel R. Hayes claimed he was hurt Sept. 3, 2009 “when his leg became caught in exposed rebar from a cement parking block located in the parking lot” of the golf course, according to City Attorney Patricia Kelly‘s quarterly report to the City Council.
The case was scheduled to go to trial Jan. 24.
But on Dec. 15, the two sides filed a “stipulation for dismissal with prejudice,” according to Kelly’s report.
The city agreed to pay Hayes $15,000, the report states.
The report didn’t provide any other details about the alleged incident.
According to the city’s website:
Patty Jewett, which has been owned by the city since 1919, is the third oldest public course west of the Mississippi.
“The entrance sets the elegant mood, complete with a wonderful wrought-iron gate and a drive down a narrow road lined with a canopy of 100-year-old trees. The 18-hole course has a par of 72 and can challenge even the most experienced golfer. A separate 9-hole course is also available.”