Family fights to save the Butler Pitch and Putt golf course


RIGHT BACK. SYDNEY:THE FIGHT ISN’T OVER FOR THE LONGTIME OWNER OF THE BUTLER PITCH AND PUTT GOLF COURSE.THEY’RE AT RISK OF LOSING THE FAMILY BUSINESS… ALL BECAUSE OF A PAPERWORK ERROR.THE COURSE OPERATOR TELLS KXAN SHE WAS LOCKED OUT OF CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BECAUSE SHE MISSED A SIGNATURE ON HER BUSINESS PROPOSAL. TODAY, THE AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL IS TALKING ABOUT WHETHER TO BEGIN NEGOTIATING WITH ANOTHER POSSIBLE OPERATOR.BUT THAT’S NOT SITTING WELL WITH EVERYONE. KXAN’S GARY COOPER HAS AN UPDATE ON THE DEBATE.OWNERS OF THE GOLF COURSE SAY ITâ(tm)S MORE THAN JUST A COURSE, ITâ(tm)S A PART OF FUNKY OLD AUSTIN â WHAT THE OWNERS AND CUSTOMERS SAY IS AT RISK HEREâ|. THE OPERATORS â FAMILY â THE COURSE SINCE DAY ONE IN 1948. THEY SAY THEY HAVE NEVER HAD AN ISSUE WITH THE CITY OR WITH PARKS AND REC UNITL THIS CLERICAL EROR. SHOULD THE COURSE BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE AGGREMENTS IN PLACE WILL KEEP THE GOLF COURSE A GOLF COURSE FOR 20 YEARS. KNOWS…LEE KINSER SAYS ITâ(tm)S INSULTING HOW THE CITY AS A WHOLE HAS HANDLED THISâ| LEE KINSER/GOLF COURSE OPERATOR: â RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PARKS DEPARTMENT FOR A LONG TIME NOW ANDâ| YEAH IT IS DISRESPECTFUL.â FEEL YOUR CONCERNS HAVE FALLEN ON DEAF EARS OR HAS COUNCIL BEEN RESPONSIVE TO YOU DURING THIS ENTIRE ENGAGEMENT.â â RECEPTIVE, THE PARKS DEPARTMENT: NOT SO MUCH.â JUST HOW RECEPTIVE? AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL IS SET TO VOTE ON WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE COURSE LATER THIS EVENING. WEâ(tm)LL LET YOU HAPPENS TONIGHT AND 10. IN DOWNTOWN COOPER, KXAN

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