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GAC Minutes 1995 01/04* * * * GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING MINUTES January 4, 1995 Members Present: Ted Whiteman Rick VanNoy Judy Barkley Frank Brown Jeff Goodman Visitors Present: Wilie Griffith Hal Sager Dick Gates Myron Finkbeiner Brent Courtney Dan Reily Jim Campbell Gary Shimun Anita Winkal Jeanne Campbell Helen Eimers Jerry Randolf Terry Busby Harold Simpson Call to order: Ted Whiteman called the meeting to order at 7:38 P.M. after having some difficulty gaining access to the clubhouse building. All members of the Committee were present. Minutes: Jeff Goodman moved, Rick VanNoy seconded that the minutes of the December 7, 1994 Meeting be approved as written. Motion Carried. Old Business: 1. Jerry Randolf and Terry Busby were present to represent organizers of the 1996 Idaho State Cross -Country Championships. The request was to hold the meet at the McCall Golf Course on October 26, 1996. Jerry and Terry made a brief presentation to the committee, outlining the scope of the event. They answered questions from the committee ranging from logistics to protection of the condition of the golf course during the event. Jerry said that there may be as many as 60 to 70 adults coordinating the event. Jerry explained that the State Championship Meet would be 3 to 4 times larger than the annual meet which is currently held at the Golf Course. Jerry was asked to coordinate staging areas as well as course layout with the course Superintendent and the Golf Professional. Frank Brown moved and Judy Barkley seconded a motion to recommend approval of the date of Oct. 26, 1996 for hosting the Idaho State Cross -Country Championships at the McCall Golf Course. Four members aye - Rick VanNoy nay, qualified nay as supportive of Meet Date but feeling that logistics be covered as a prior condition of approval. Motion carried. (Hal Sager suggested looking into the possibility of requesting the use of Joe Scott field as well as the Golf Course). 2. Humanitarian Sports Hall of Fame Tournament Ted Whiteman stated that he had attended a breakfast last Friday where a presentation was made by organizers of this event and felt that these gentlemen should return to discuss the specific request with the rest of the Committee because special dispensation would be needed from the Course Maintenance Activities in order that this event could be held- i.e. changing dates for aerating the tees and greens. Present were Wilie Griffith, Myron Finkbeiner, and Dan Riely to explain the program and the benefits of hosting this type of event. They explained among other things that the event is scheduled only for June 24 and 25 of 1995 and would be held annually for 3 to 5 yrs. Also planned is television coverage showcasing the event from the Prime Sports Network and possibly ESPN as well. Gary Shimun was asked what input he could provide the committee with from the Staff perspective. Gary said this would be a good opportunity for the City to gain some National exposure and the Committee would need to weigh this exposure potential with the needs of maintaining the golf course. Mr. Jim Campbell said that there are alternative ways of aerating greens and tees which do not disrupt play to the extent that deep tine aeration and sanding do and that a machine is now being used at the Idaho Falls golf course which may be available for use. Judy Barkley moved and Frank Brown seconded the recommendation to City Council that the Golf Course host the Humanitarian Sports Hall of Fame Tourney to be held on June 24 and 25, 1995 and that an alternative means be investigated with Charlie Denham to aerate the tees and greens of the course so that the course is in first class condition for this event. Motion carried unanimously. Jeff Goodman and Rick VanNoy to aid Charlie in finding alternative methods for green aeration. New Business: 1. Officer Elections Chairman Position - Frank Brown nominated Ted Whiteman, Jeff Goodman seconded the nomination. Rick VanNoy moved that nominations be closed. Ted Whiteman accepted election as Committee Chair. Vice -Chairman Position - Frank Brown nominated Rick VanNoy, Ted Whiteman nominated Frank Brown. Frank Brown moved that nominations be closed. A private vote was taken and Rick VanNoy was elected as Vice -Chair. 2. Miscellaneous Discussion Ted Whiteman opened up discussion from the public to the committee and from committee members regarding the coverage in the "Star News" regarding the requests made to the City Council for changes in fee surcharges, and lifetime pass privileged tee times. Mr. Whiteman asked that no action be taken tonight since the presentation from the requesting parties was not on the agenda for tonight's meeting. General discussion followed with opinions expressed from several people in the audience as well as advice from Gary Shimun regarding agreements. Mr. Whiteman invited the audience to return to the committee meeting next month to make their opinions heard with the other presentations as well. The next meeting scheduled is for February 1, 1995. With no further business, the meeting was adjourned. Respectfully submitted, Ted Whiteman, Chairman