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GAC April08 Minutes MINUTES OF THE MCCALL GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE APRIL 9, 2008 The McCall Golf Advisory Committee met on April 9, 2008 at 5PM in the Golf Club House. Attendees: Bob Giles, Chair; Hank McCauley, VC/Sec.; Roger Snodgrass; Lem Malone; Allan Morrison, Pro; Eric McCormick, Supt. STAFF REPORTS: Eric McCormick reported: --There is still 4-4.5 feet of snow on the course. Removal of the snow from the greens cannot start until only 18 inches remain due to snowblower capability. However, there has been no ice detected on the greens so he is hopeful that they will survive the long winter in good condition. -- Research is being done on several projects that might be undertaken in the coming year if manpower and funding are available. They include a practice area behind the driving range teeing area and completion of a new #8 Cedar tee box. -- At their April 10 meeting, the City Council will be asked to reallocate $24,000 in LOT funds that were meant to upgrade the irrigation pumping station. The project has encountered unanticipated additional equipment requirements and uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of some parts of the equipment. In place of the current project, it will be proposed that $15,000 of the funds be used to improve various other parts of the irrigation system that should resolve the existing water pressure problems. These include: a self cleaning intake screen, a pressure side screen, a circulation fountain in the main pond, power service, pump cleaning and screen installation, repair of the Cedar 9 pump intake, and parts for fountains in smaller ponds. $9,000 in LOT funds would be returned. --Some of the summer workers will start on April 28. Spring projects include repair and placement of bird houses and painting of the exterior of the maintenance shop. Allan Morrison reported that the new GHIN handicap software has been installed is is ready for use when the season starts. OLD BUSINESS The election of officers, deferred from last month, was conducted. Bob Giles was nominated and elected to serve as Chairman and Suzanne Gebhard was nominated and elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman/secretary. NEW BUSINESS A motion was made, seconded and approved to request that the City Council allocate the $9000 in LOT funds, that Eric is proposing to return, to repair/replace the front steps to the Club House. The steps are badly deteriorated and pose a safety hazard. The Committee discussed projects to be submitted for LOT funding in the coming year. The GAC voted to submit a project request for $16000 to fund summer maintenance workers. The Committee also reviewed and approved the Superintendent's LOT projects: --New mower deck-$7000 --Sand Devil attachment-$3000 --Irrigation pipe-$5000 --A rough mower-$24000 (Total cost @$30000 with the remainder funded by the annual Golf Benefit Tournament). The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 PM.