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2008 MINUTES OF THE MCCALL GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE • APRIL 9, 2008 The McCall Golf Advisory Committee met on April 9, 2008 at 5PM in the Golf Club House. Attendees: Bob Giles, Chair; Hank McCauley, VC/Sec.; Roger Snodgrass; Lem Malone; Allan Morrison, Pro; Eric McCormick, Supt. STAFF REPORTS: Eric McCormick reported: --There is still 4-4.5 feet of snow on the course. Removal of the snow from the greens cannot start until only 18 inches remain due to snowblower capability. However, there has been no ice detected on the greens so he is hopeful that they will survive the long winter in good condition. -- Research is being done on several projects that might be undertaken in the coming year if manpower and funding are available. They include a practice area behind the driving range teeing area and completion of a new #8 Cedar tee box. -- At their April 10 meeting, the City Council will be asked to reallocate $24,000 in LOT funds that were meant to upgrade the irrigation pumping station. The project has - encountered unanticipated additional equipment - requirements and uncertainty regarding the effectiveness of some parts of the equipment. In place of the current project, it will be proposed that $15,000 of the funds be - used to improve various other parts of the irrigation system that should resolve the existing water-pressure - problems. These include: a self cleaning intake screen, a pressure side screen, a circulation fountain in the main pond, power service, pump cleaning and screen installation, repair of the Cedar 9 pump intake, and parts for fountains in smaller ponds. $9,000 in LOT funds would be returned. --Some of the summer workers will start on April 28. Spring projects include repair and placement of bird houses and painting of the exterior of the maintenance shop. Allan Morrison reported that the new GHIN handicap software has been installed is is ready for use when the season starts. OLD BUSINESS The election of officers, deferred from last month, was conducted. Bob Giles was nominated and elected to serve as Chairman and Suzanne Gebhard was nominated and elected to serve as Vice Chairwoman/secretary. NEW BUSINESS A motion was made, seconded and approved to request that the City Council allocate the $9000 in LOT funds, that Eric is proposing to return, to repair/replace the front steps to the Club House. The steps are badly deteriorated and - . pose a safety hazard: The Committee discussed projects to be submitted for LOT funding in the coming year. The GAC voted to submit a project request for $16000 to fund summer maintenance workers. The Committee also reviewed and approved the Superintendent's LOT projects: --New mower deck-$7000 --Sand Devil attachment-$3000 --Irrigation pipe-$5000 --A rough mower-$24000 (Total cost @$30000 with the remainder funded by the annual Golf Benefit Tournament). The meeting was adjourned at 6:20 PM. ;7J MINUTES OF THE MCCALL GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE MARCH 12, 2008 The McCall GAC was convened at 5:30 PM, March 12, 2008 at the Golf Club House. Attendees: Bob Giles, Chairman; Hank McCauley, VP/Sec.; Suzanne Gebhards; Allan Morrison; Eric McCormick. STAFF REPORTS: Allan reported that most of the past years staff will be returning for the coming golf season. Eric reported that applications for work on the seasonal maintenance staff are being accepted and many of last years employees have expressed an interest in returning. Repair and maintenance of equipment is nearing completion. Eric attended the golf show in Spokane last week and will represent the course at the Seattle show next week. NEW BUSINESS: Election of GAC officers was scheduled for March. However, due to only half of the committee members being present, the elections were rescheduled for the April 7. meeting. A motion was made and approved to change the monthly meeting time from 5:30 to 5 PM. Eric will notify the City of the change which will become effective for the April meeting The meeting was adjourned at 6:40. MINUTES OF THE MCCALL GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE FEBRUARY 13, 2008 The McCall GAC was convened at 5:30 PM, Feb. 13, 2008 at the Golf Club House. Attendees: Bob Giles, Chairman; Hank McCauley, VC/Sec; Lem Malone; Roger Snodgrass; Suzanne Gebhards, Allan Morrison, Pro; Eric McCormick, Supt. STAFF REPORTS: Allan Morrison reported that, due to lack of customers, the club house restaurant will be closed except for special events. Eric McCormick reported $2000 has been allocated to fund design plans for a new maintenance facility. There are three options under consideration. a) Tear down the old facility and replace it with a new one in the current location. b) Situate the new facility across the street next to the storage facility and sell the property where the old facility is located to offset the cost. c) Build a facility smaller than proposed in a) in the current maintenance area and retain the old facility for storage. Option c) is currently viewed as the most affordable. The issue of compliance with current zoning rules was raised. It was thought that a waiver would be required since a new building would not be grandfathered. Opposition from nearby residents should be expected. NEW BUSINESS: The Committee reviewed the 2008 marketing plan. With only $3000 budgeted(correction- only $2000 budgeted) for marketing this year efforts will be minimal. $1000 has been spent to participate in golf shows in Boise, Spokane and Seattle. A booth promoting local golf is shared with three other local courses. Funds are also used to support the golf course web site. Finally, the committee admired a five ft. tall poster being used at the golf shows and thought several more might be made and displayed in local hotels/motels. It was noted that the front stairs had deteriorated during the winter and required repair. Allan agreed and is taking steps to make temporary repairs pending a longer term fix. The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 PM. MINUTES OF THE MCCALL GOLF ADVISORY COMMITTEE JANUARY 9, 2008 The McCall Golf Advisory Committee was convened at 5:35 PM, January 9, 2008 in the Golf Club House. Attendees: Hank McCauley, VC/Sec., Roger Snodgrass, Suzanne Gephards, Allan Morrison, Head Pro; Eric McCormick, Superintendent. The meeting was devoted to discussing of rates to be charged during the coming 2008 golf season. It was noted that last year expenditures exceeded revenues by approximately $50,000. This year the budget will remain basically unchanged despite increases in the cost of fuel, fertilized, labor and other supplies. With this in mind, the Committee voted to raise rates by about 10% with the exception of the "Special Rates" that apply to afternoon and twilight play. These rates will remain the same as last year. This exception was made to shift some play from the busy morning hours to the afternoon and early evening. This should increase both rounds played and revenues. The meeting was adjourned at 6:34 PM