George Wight, now sole owner of Hillmoor, said he didn't think too highly of a city committee studying purchase of his property, either.
"The course is not for sale," Wight
told the council Monday.
The last time Hillmoor was before the plan commission was in February 2006, when a general development plan was presented.
The plan, which included a hotel, restaurant, homes, retail and a slightly smaller 18-hole golf course, was sent back to developers with proposed changes.Since then, Wight
bought out his
partners and hired a new management company for the golf course.
"We intend to get to the city a development plan," Wight
told the council.He
said creating a committee to study city ownership of Hillmoor
would be "provocative" and "a detriment to development plans."
The council voted 6-2 against forming a Hillmoor
sees the committee as a way for some individuals to "get ahead of curve" and possibly cut off his
plans for the course.Wight
hopes to get back to the city with a revised plan before the end of the year.He
met with city staff several times this year to review plans for the golf course.