Instant cash at city golf courses?

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June 28, 2004 // UPDATED 2:17 pm - April 25, 2007
By: Scott Russell
Scott Russell

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is moving ahead on a deal to put ATMs on city golf courses, the Parade Ice Arena and the Minnehaha Falls concession stand.

The Board's administration and finance committee approved a proposal from Access Cash International. The full Board is expected to vote July 7.

A June 8 Park Board memo said the deal would improve customer service, limit the Board's exposure to bad checks and increase the amount spent per customer at its facilities.

Under the proposed deal, Access Cash would charge $1.95 per transaction; the Park Board would get 40 cents per transaction for the first 499 monthly transactions and 50 cents per transaction for each one thereafter.

Park Board staff did not have an estimate of how much money it would receive.