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McCall GAC Meeting Minutes for Oct. 12, 2016McCall Golf Advisory Meeting Minutes for October 12, 2016 Attendees: Allan Morrison, Eric McCormick, Roger Snodgrass, Paul Stover, Ken Stearns, Lynne Edwards-Swanson, Rita Bolli, Kristin Christensen Rita moved that we accept the September 2016 minutes. Lynne seconded the motion, and it passed. Eric’s Report: The crew has been working hard to prepare the greens and tees for winter. We have planted 75 new trees. The crew has been using a backhoe to remove some stumps. A stump grinder will be used on the stumps we can’t remove with the backhoe. Our chipper has arrived, so we will use it on brush and limbs that we have removed. We are still working on vole damage. We will work on removing and replacing dead trees on the range. Expansion of the practice green will begin soon. Allan’s report: Revenue is about $14,000 ahead of last year’s record. Rounds are also up from last year. The course has a couple of events scheduled for this month. D&B will have their tournament this Saturday and Ameri-Gas will be later in the month. The restaurant is still doing well, but it will not be open on a regular basis this winter. Allan handed out the schedule for next year’s tournaments. The 2-Lady Best Ball has been moved from August to July. There were two proposed new events. The IGA has asked to hold the State Jr. Championship in McCall on Aug. 15-16. The Lion’s Club has also discussed the possibility of moving their fundraiser from Jackpot to McCall. This would involve around 120 players, and they would like to use Sat., Sept. 16. They want the promise of a reduced rate, so this still needs more discussion and city approval. Roger made a motion to accept the tournament schedule for 2017. Rita seconded the motion and it passed. Erin Greaves gave a report on the results of the golf survey. There were 276 responses. Sixty-eight percent of those responding were not season pass holders. Overall, the results were very positive. There were some survey comments that she pointed to as ideas for improvement. Nate Coyle opened the meeting up for public comment regarding the renewal of Allan Morrison’s contract. Several people spoke. Everyone who spoke favored a renewal of Allan’s contract. Roger passed out a handout with recommendations regarding the McCall Amateur Tournament. There was discussion. No action was taken. Nate asked committee members for ideas regarding aspects of the existing contract between the city and Allan. Marshaling was discussed. The bonus provision was a topic. Surcharges in regard to tournaments were discussed. Most felt that it would not be wise to reduce prize money in exchange for implementing lower surcharges. Contract language will be a continuing topic for discussion. The meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for Nov.9 at 4:00 p.m.