Thurs. 9:20 p.m.: Old Avalon manager ready to move on

WARREN – The owner of the management company operating the city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course said he is not walking away from the city’s golf course, but is working to prepare it for a smooth transition to a new management company.

Larry Petrozzi, whose Avalon South Management Co. LLC, has operated the golf course since being awarded the contract in October 2013, said his contract is scheduled to end at the end of this year and he will not renew it.

However, Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa, who negotiated the contract, disagrees, saying the contract states Petrozzi is responsible through Dec. 31, 2019.

The original contract was for five years, with the city having the option to extend it for another five years with the operator’s agreement.

During Wednesday night’s Warren City Council caucus, several council members told Cantalamessa they heard the equipment at the golf course had been moved out. Councilman John Brown, D-3rd Ward, added that he had been told the employees were being laid off.

Petrozzi today said he has not moved any of the equipment from the golf course off site. However, he did say his employees were being laid off.

Read more in Friday’s Tribune Chronicle.