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GAC Minutes 1987 10/07GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE OCTOBER 7, 1987 CALL TO ORDER AND ATTENDANCE The meeting came to order at 7:00 P.M. in City Hall. Present were Committee Members Dan Hormaechea, Max Williamson, Bob East, Don Medley and Jackie Sproat. City staff members present were Bud Schmidt and Brian Mickels. Also present were John Drips and Clubhouse Architect Andy Laidlaw. OLD BUSINESS Brian Mickels updated for the committee several topics of discussion at the last meeting of September 9, 1987. He stated that soil tests of 19 Greens, 22 tee areas, and 18 fairway areas were completed and sent by mail to the testing lab on September 16th, and that results were not in, but were expected within a two week period. If the results were delayed beyond this period, Mickels said he would apply a moderate to light fall application of fertilizer to the fairways and supplement the `88 applications with an additional light fertilizer based on the soil needs shown by the test results. The fungicide program for greens was briefly explained to the committee. Mickels stated that in addition to the 2 late fall applic- ations of compatible fungicide, that this year he has applied an early fall systematic type of fungicide in addition to the planned late ap- plications of contact fungicides. This systematic application should help provide some internal disease resistance within the plant. Another topic of discussion centered on the policy, or lack of policy, regarding golf play after the official closing date. Mickels stated that in the past, golf play was allowed under some restrictions after the course officially closed. These restrictions usually involved time constraints on morning starting time. Although few players took advantage of this late play, Mickels felt that some damage to putting surfaces was encountered at this time of dormancy. He suggested that we continue to allow the late play, but with an additional restriction being that all play would be "from" temporary tees and "to" temporary greens. No play would be allowed otherwise. Mickels also defended the green policy by revealing some experimentation plans for snow mold control and skier paths control. He plans to try 2 2500 sq. ft. to 3000 sq. ft. turf blankets on a green along with an open strip on that green for a control area, to determine if the polyethelene blankets provide good control of winter damage. These blankets would have to be installed before snowfall, and would take the area out of play. Also, the maintenance staff would need to rope off greens that have been regularly skied over, to avoid ice damage. NEW BUSINESS A Delta Chart of the Golf Course Clubhouse Construction was developed by Hormaechea, Williamson, Bud Schmidt and Andy Laidlaw. A copy was handed out to each meeting participant and was explained step by step. (Copy of chart included.) One of the main points of discussion about the Delta Chart revolved around the timing of the funding operation. After some discussion, the committee appointed Jackie Sproat as a Sub -committee chairperson in charge of developing a list of possible private contributors to the project. The internal and public parts of the funding would be researched only after the Design and Development Stage was approved. Another point of discussion centered around the possibility of a lease or other rent arrangement designed to let tenants lease part of the building, i.e. restaurant and lounge, in exchange for financial back- ing of part of the project. This lease or rent arrangement, along with the question of liquor licence availability, was to be studied by City Attorney Remaklus, and discussed at a later date. Andy Laidlaw then reviewed the Clubhouse facility recap, and asked for discussion regarding the approximate proposed dimensions. The Com- mittee felt the recap reflected inadequate locker space at 46 two-tier lockers and 40 full length. This was changed to 100 two-tier and 20 full length. The locker set-up was also changed from mens and womens individual locker rooms, to a common do-ed locker room with the addition of separate mens and womens changing rooms adjacent to their respective bathrooms. A11 the other proposed dimensions and amenities seemed to be acceptable to the committee at this time. Hormaechea asked Laidlaw if he would contact local restauranters and solicit their views and ideas regarding a leasable dining and lounge facility. He should ascertain public input on the feasibility and general design considerations of such a facility and report on this at the next meeting. Meeting adjourned at 9:35 P.M. Ca,QL-,,-,..,Q..., Golf Committee Chairman