Norwalk’s Oak Hills needs new financial manager

Friday's rainfall did not keep golfers away from Norwalk's Oak Hills Park.
Friday’s rainfall did not keep golfers away from Norwalk’s Oak Hills Park.

NORWALK, Conn. – The resignation of a key member and consternation over dogs running loose are among some of the latest developments of the Oak Hills Park Authority.

Pat Williams, who was handling the authority’s  finances, has resigned, OHPA Chairman Bob Virgulak said. OHP Interim Director Shelly Guyer is handling the finances for now.

Williams did not return a phone call looking for comment. Virgulak said he is trying to talk her into coming back before Mayor Richard Moccia appoints a replacement.

“Poor girl was working to death every Saturday down there,” he said. “… She left on excellent terms.”

The authority is looking for someone with a financial background, he said.

How is the park doing? Virgulak said April wasn’t as good as last year. Guyer said in mid-May that things were looking up.

“May is looking extremely good so far,” he said May 18. “We’re well ahead of last May right now. The condition of the golf course has been fantastic.”

Except for those pesky dogs, whose owners are letting them run loose, Virgulak said.

“They haven’t been picking up after their dogs and that’s not right, because any city park in Norwalk they have to pick up after their dogs,” he said. “It’s not right.”


One response to “Norwalk’s Oak Hills needs new financial manager”

  1. Suzanne

    Mixed messages from the OHPA as to the success of the Oak Hills Park. What a surprise. “Someone with a financial background” does not necessarily know the business of golf. Perhaps the OHPA should widen their search to include those who have had professional financial management of golf courses – they could use the expertise and then, maybe, decide if the course is really running to expectations among themselves before talking to a reporter.

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