The man who manages the Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course under contract with the city of Kingman is responding to criticism from city manager John Dougherty. Levi Pitts said he didn’t get proper notice that Dougherty would recommend contract termination during the April 18 council meeting.
“This was unknown to me that this was being brought up. I was blindsided by it altogether,” Pitts said.
Dougherty told council members last month that he was recommending contract termination because Pitts has not been able to comply with directives to increase operating revenue and improve management of the asset.
Pitts explained that his contract is laced with incentives rewarding him for keeping golfers on the course.
“I think I’m doing a good job for this town, I think I am,” Pitts responded.
Pitts said management staff has not approached him since the April Council meeting. He said Jamie Scott Stehle recently toured the course but that other council members did not respond to his invitation for a tour or a briefing.
Pitts said he believes 90% of the local golf community supports his continued management of the golf course.