Statement: Reopening the Melreese Country Club and Golf Course

Published on August 23, 2019

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(Miami, FL August 23, 2019) - Following is a statement from Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez regarding the Melreese Country Club and Golf Course:

"The Melreese Country Club and Golf Course will reopen based on the findings of an independent firm concluding that conditions on the golf course are comparable to other golf courses. 
 
After receiving a report earlier this week finding that contaminant levels at the golf course were high, the City of Miami closed the golf course on a temporary basis in an abundance of caution. Outside experts have analyzed the results of new environmental testing conducted at the course. 
 
SCS Engineers, an environmental consulting and contractor firm, was asked by the City of Miami to review data from the City and other sources. In a statement sent to the City today, the firm concluded that 'the new data are generally consistent with historic findings and that existing institutional and engineering controls provide the adequate protection for continued golf course use.'
 
The City of Miami has informed the Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources of the decision to re-open the course."