The Bryan city council will have two options for the future of the Travis B. Bryan municipal golf course.
Mayor Jason Bienski has announced a public-private partnership developed with the golfing association, city staff, and the owner of the Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest.
Bienski says the 20 year proposal would start Briarcrest golf prices the same as the municipal course. Phillips would be allowed to made cost of living increase every five years.
Bienski says the city would pay Phillips $50,000 a year for 20 years to establish a senior center in a 4,000 square foot building next to the golf course clubhouse. Bienski says seniors would also have access to other facilities.
Bienski expects the proposal to come before the council in the next 30 days. It is not on the agenda for the next meeting on August 12.
Click here for comments from Jason Bienski, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.
If the council says no, voters in November will choose whether the golf course stays or is converted to a superpark.
The referendum was approved during a special council meeting on Thursday. Eight of nine public speakers on the topic of the municipal course favored the conversion. Most of the supporters represented local little league baseball organizations who called for more fields.
Click below to hear 14 minutes of public comments about the future of the Travis B. Bryan municipal golf course.