WARNER ROBINS -- Warner Robins City Council quashed an idea to purchase a golf course at its precouncil meeting Thursday, agreeing it has bigger issues to address.
“We have higher priorities that we need to pay attention to,” said Councilman Mike Brashear, naming a city payroll adjustment as a top priority.
Mayor Chuck Shaheen said he will inform the owners of the Landings Golf Club of council’s decision not to buy the club.
Landings owners met with Shaheen, Councilman Daron Lee, city golf pro Jarred Reneau, and two Building Authority members -- who oversee the city course -- Wednesday to discuss a possible acquisition following the golf club’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Officials had discussed an idea to sell International City Golf Course and use the money for the Landings purchase, but no specifics were hashed out.
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City Council discussed the topic in an open meeting Thursday, and in just five minutes, almost every council member had said they weren’t interested. Lee said after the meeting that he received several e-mails this week from residents who were against the purchase of a second golf course.
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