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GAC Minutes 1996 01/10GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES January 10, 1996 Attending: Ted Whiteman Rick VanNoy Phil Gilman Jeane Campbell Mary Clemmer Ray Center Gary Shimun The meeting was called to order by Chairman Whiteman at the Golf Course Clubhouse. Minutes: Phil Gilman moved that the minutes of the December 6, 1995 meeting be approved as written. Ted Whiteman seconded the motion and the motion carried unanimously. New Business : 1) Discussion to begin development of a dress code and behavior code. Rick thought that this issue had been discussed before. Jeane thought that some measure of good taste should be considered within the recommendation as a starting point. Ted wondered how a code would be enforced. Phil thought that this code could be enforced from the counter. Other discussion followed and Rick VanNoy moved that each committee member bring detailed suggestions to the next meeting . The motion to table this item until the neat meeting carried unanimously. Old Business: I) Fee Schedule Review as per Mission Statement Ted said that the committee had addressed this issue aggressively over the past several years and thought that it may be time to watch the rates after experiencing the play with the new nine holes included in the venue and evaluating at the end of the season to make rates match the needs for the entire operation. Jeane Campbell felt also that this may not be a good year to increase the fees. Rick VanNoy felt that this is not the time to adjust fees. Phil said that one of the main questions asked at the counter is whether there is an available Senior Rate for green fees. Phil also thought that the fees should remain stable. It was generally agreed that the only issues regarding fees to be discussed at the next meeting would be potential fees for seniors and juniors. This item was deferred until the next meeting. 2) Rules and Regulations Review as per Mission Statement Ted said that the committee has discussed the dress code / behavior code and will review it again at the next meeting. Also the "fast play" policy should be revisited as to how it can be made more effective. It was thought that Carl should be involved in revisions to this rule and that it would be more effective if Carl could attend the next meeting to provide input. Additional marshaling and signage were brought up with regard to possible aids to implementation of a fast play policy. This item was deferred until next month's meeting when the pro can be present to give input to the committee. 3) Property Owner Request to Relocate the Snack Shack Ted Whiteman read the text of the property owner's letter of request to the rest of the committee. Ted also outlined several options available to the committee for consideration. Mary Clemmer thought that the idea of using concession carts had merit and agreed to look into the cost options for acquiring several carts for use in this concept. Mary agreed to look at costs for concession carts and report to the committee at the next meeting. 4) Superintendent Position - Hiring Status Gary Shimun reported to the committee that the City had received appprox. 15 applications for the position and will begin the interview process near the end of this month. He also mentioned that others will be attending the interviews in order to aid in his hiring decision. Jeane thought that it would be important that the prospect should have a good rapport with the golf professional. 5) Irrigation System - Funding Update Gary Shimun said that contacts have been made to interested financing entities to inquire as to if they would be interested in purchasing a note after appropriate court action. To date the City has not received a response from lenders to the proposition. Gary said that one other option - should the first one fail - would be to have a bond election and get authority to borrow money that way. Some discussion took place as to the pro and con of holding a revenue bond election and whether it would be a favorable outcome or not. The Committee decided to wait to see what the response is from the lending institutions before proceeding with any other direction. 6) A.C. Addition Proposal - Status Ted said that Jim Hendersen had commented that because that item was not shown on the budget, that the purchase could not be authorized. He also said that at the last meeting the possibility of purchasing some lesser equipment which may cool isolated areas of the clubhouse at a lesser capital expense. Rick said that it may be possible to purchase portions of the identified project so that it may accomplish the goal in phases. Gary said that it may also be possible to do an inter- fund transfer so that a part of the project may be installed with the funding to be identified from the next year's budget item. Rick further outlined the possibilities for phased implementation of an air-conditioning system. Rick VanNoy will follow up with the individual who submitted the original proposal and get input as to whether the committee can recommend follow up for this issue. 7) General Discussion from Committee Members Phil Gilman thought that the committee should address a possible recommendation along the issue of providing more trash receptacles on the course for next years play. Also to address litter on the course as well. 8) General Report from Staff Mary Clemmer reported that she had received offers from Bob Hitchcock to provide storage room construction materials and that Jim Campbell and Rick VanNoy were to provide the necessary labor to construct the facility. Building permit is to be required. 9) With no further business to be discussed the meeting was adjourned. The next meeting will be scheduled for February 14, 1996. Respectfully submitted; Ted Whiteman, Chairman, McCall G.C.A.C.