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GAC Minutes 1996 03/13GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES March 13, 1996 Attending: Ted Whiteman Rick VanNoy Phil Gilman Jeff Goodman Jeanne Campbell The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whiteman at the McCall Golf Course Club House. Minutes: Phil Gilman moved that the minutes of the February 20,1996 meeting be approved as written. Rick VanNoy seconded the motion and it carried unanimously. New Business: 1) Carl Hoss reported to the Committee that he anticipated that because of the addition of the new nine holes of golf play, that it would be necessary to reconfigure the Pro Shop to accommodate a separate starter within the area he now occupies. Carl requested that the City fund the change to the Pro Shop. Each of the Committee members were asked what their opinions were on this request. After considerable discussion, the Committee decided that this change was not in the current fiscal year budget and asked Carl to fund the changes to the Pro Shop with the commitment from the Committee that an effort will be made during the next budget year to identify funding to accommodate part or all of the changes in the Pro Shop. In the meantime, Ted Whiteman asked the Committee members to try to evaluate a proportionate ratio of responsibility to the Pro Shop operation which identifies Concession operations with the normal operation of the Golf Course. This may aid the Committee in coming up with a fair recommendation for the City's responsibility for the operations of the Golf Course. Old Business: 1) Ted Whiteman updated the Committee on the status of the Superintendent Position. He said that the position had been offered to a gentleman from Whitefish, Montana by the name of Michael E. Combs. He said that a hurried interview had been arranged after the previously selected candidate had declined to accept the position. The Committee was given a copy of the Resume of Mr. Combs and general discussion of the individuals background followed. He is expected to report to work on March 25, 1996. 2) Snack Shack Issue - Carl Hoss reported for Mary Clemmer who was absent due to illness. He said that they are still searching for used food carts but had no new information to give the Committee. General discussion followed. Jeff Goodman brought forward the idea of asking local sporting goods stores in town if they may want to provide an ATV to the golf course to tow a food cart with a way to get free advertising of their respective businesses. The other Committee members felt this was a very good idea and asked that the idea be pursued to see if there is any interest from local Shops. It was also felt that the City should make sure to mention that if the Snack Shack is removed that the City still reserves the right to place another structure on City Property there or at any other place deemed appropriate for Golf Course use. 3) Irrigation System Funding Update - Ted said that he had provided each of the Committee Members with a rough draft copy of a letter from Jim Hendersen to Michael C. Moore of Moore & McFadden. He also asked the Committee to read the draft and provide any additional language which may help justify the project necessity. Among several suggestions was to ask Larry Gilhooly to provide a condition report which supports the need from the U.S.G.A. standpoint. The Committee members provided other comments which were noted for suggestions to additions for Jim Hendersen's letter. Jeff Goodman asked if the design for the irrigation system could also incorporate an additional water line which could ultimately provide water for improvements to the Golf Course entry. He felt that it would add to the favorable impression for the golf experience if the entry to the Course could be made aesthetically attractive. The Committee agreed that this is something that is worth pursuing. 4) With no further business, the Committee Meeting was adjourned. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, April 10,1996.