The legislation, introduced Monday by Councilman C.T. Martin, will be considered May 25 by the council’s Finance Committee.
Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean, whose district encompasses the golf course, said Tuesday that she has asked that there be at least one public hearing on the issue. Reed told Channel 2 that the transaction could be completed in “10-20 days.”
“Should this transaction go through, I am insistent that there be a conservation easement so that if the state ends up owning it, this land is protected through an easement to be used solely for recreation or golf,” Adrean said. “With regard to the golf course, the community seems to be split 50-50 — some people are excited about a shorter game and the prospects of having a driving range, and some what it to stay exactly as it is.
“One of (the state’s) goals is to have a place for the Georgia State golfers to practice, which means a driving range.”