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GAC Minutes 1988 06/09GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING June 9, 1988, 7:00 pm Present were committee members Hormaechea, Collins, Sproat, and Williamson, city staff member Craig Jackson, head pro John Drips, and architect Andy Laidlaw. Also present were Harvey Bergstrom representing the men's association, and Jim Townley representing the general views of the public. Old Business: Hormaechea opened discussion with regard to the purchase of the new triplex greens mower. A motion was made and seconded to approve the purchase. The motion was passed. The remaining minutes of the previous meeting were accepted as written. New Business: Committee Chairman Hormaechea opened discussion in regard to committee member Don Medley's resignation and replacement. Motions and second were made to nominate the follow candidates for consideration to fill the vacated position. The list includes: Frank Brown, Brad Gauss, Bill Killen, and Dave Engen. This list will be forwarded on to the Mayor for selection of a person to fill the balance of Don Medley's term, which ends January 1989. Tuesday, June 7, 1988, the public was invited to attend an open house to discuss the new clubhouse development. The turnout was less than encouraging, there was very little enthusiasm was expressed toward a Clubhouse Development. Wednesday, June 8, 1988, a meeting was held with the Women's and Men's Golf Associations. About 35 members participated in the meeting, voicing a great deal of support for the new Clubhouse. Committee members who attended felt encouraged that a conpromised proposal could be developed, which would receive total support. The main opposition to original proposal focused on the Multi -purpose room and the underground cart storage. cart storage and the multi -purpose room. The committee discussed reducing the square footage of the existing clubhouse design. The reduction will cut the footage by approximately 50% or 6,000 square feet. The cost to construct a facility of this size would be about $400,000. Site preparation including parking cost would still be about $200,000 with bonding, engineering with respect to site development, bond expenses and architects fees of about $100,000 for a total estimated cost of $700,000. This information will be presented to the Mayor and City Council for endorsement or redirection. Any redesign work will be tabled until Laidlaw and Williamson view the new Twin Falls municipal clubhouse design which is similar in square feet and estimated price range. Dan recommended a presentation to council members regarding the sale of present clubhouse properties. Committee members agreed. Upon Drips suggestion, the committee agreed to investigate the taxation of long term passes and donations and how to administer these passes. Harvey Bergstrom then brought to the attention of the committee the frequency of dogs on the golf course. The problem was discussed whether or not to allow dogs on the course. It is City Code that dogs must be on a leash . The committee left the decision to allow leashed dogs on the course to the discretion of Drips. A special meeting on June 21, 1988 prior to city council meeting will include renewed discussion with Andy Laidlaw on clubhouse reduction. Meeting adjourned at 9:30 pm. Dan Hormaechea, Chairman raig7J kson, Golf Course Superintendent