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GAC Minutes 2001 07/11GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MINUTES July 11th, 2001 Attending: Todd McKenna Roger Snodgrass Jeannie Campbell Mary Clemmer Carl Hoss Dan Pillard Bob Giles Dari McKim Jeff Goodman Minutes: It was moved and seconded, passed unanimously to approve the minutes of the June 13th meeting as written. Public Requests or Comments: None New Business: Golf Operations Committee — Committee set the date for the public meeting for July 24th. The committee discussed the financial situation and solutions. Property values and tax revenue increases due to the golf course were discussed. City of Idaho Falls accepts a loss of $200,000 on their golf courses due to the desire to keep the added amenity to their community. For the public meeting the committee would like to explain budget cuts and depreciation. The committee decided to put out a fact sheet and an article for the newspaper. Further discussion disclosed the review of the golf course as an amenity, tax base revenue, the impact on the area and the attraction the golf course has on the area. It was moved and seconded, passed unanimously to prepare a handout for the public meeting. Old Business: The committee reviewed the Mac Soden letter in regards to the view of the irrigation system pump house. Various methods for concealing the building were discussed. It was moved and seconded, passed unanimously to provide the following: • Landscaping is preferred, possibly mounding with trees. • A shared cost of development. • Donated funds. Todd McKenna requested that the staff reports be placed at the beginning of the agenda for the next meeting. Staff Report: Dan Pillard — reported on the repairs to the clubhouse air conditioning unit. Mary Clemmer — Mary reported revenues were down $208, some due to the malfunctioning air conditioner. Carl Hoss — Carl reported that the preparation for the McCall Amateur is under way and is looking forward to providing another great tournament. It was moved and seconded, passed unanimously to move the golf fund budget into a special revenue fund until the Golf Operations Committee reaches a decision. The decisions to change fund structures are: • To stay in compliance with the auditor's report, recommending immediate cash funding from other funds to eliminate the deficit cash position. • To offset management transfer fees. • To not fund depreciation on a cash flow basis. Old Business: None Call For Additional Items: Carol Coyle, Grant Coordinator for the City of McCall gave a report on the availability of certain grants. The grants she mentioned are: USGA has grants to promote caddies and golf and there are grants that provide funding for wildlife enhancement for wetland development. Staff Reports: Mary Clemmer — reported financials were up $211 over last year. Mary mentioned that the future golf course advisory committee meeting times should be set at 5:30 at the clubhouse. Submitted By, 00'31 PI i-- Todd McKenna, Chairman Dat