Minutes of the Golf Advisory Board
October 1, 2012
Chairman Boyd Conzemius called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm. Board members present were Bill Olander, Dr. Schoessler, Craig Smith, Scott Simpson and Pat Brown representing the HLGA. Absent was John Knox representing the OMGA. Also attending were Commissioner Jeanne Goodman, Superintendent Dean Heymans, Golf Professional Carin Hayn and Director Tom Farnsworth. There were also guests in attendance.
Motion by Smith, second by Schoessler to approve the minutes of the September 10 board meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Schoessler, second by Simpson to accept the meeting agenda as presented. Motion carried.
Superintendent Heymans gave an update on the recovery of the course. The cooler weather continues to help in the recovery process, all tees have been seeded and all 18 fairways seeded and aerified. Weed control continues. Due to the excessive drought the non-irrigated rough areas will be dormant seeded. Work still remains to be done on finishing the restroom recovery and sand traps. Dead tree removal is up around 550 with several more anticipated to die off.
Head professional Carin Hayn reported the driving range and practice greens are still being utilized. Events are being booked for 2013. Some lessons are also being given. Hayn will adjust hours for the range as daylight grows shorter and many are transitioning into the hunting season.
Director Farnsworth said the City Commission will hear the clubhouse use policy tomorrow night. The board was briefed on the 2013 department budget. Approval was given in the budget to replace a tee mower and greens aerator.
In other business no activity was reported to the board by the HLGA and OMGA. Brown indicated the HLGA will have elections soon for their new officers. Conzemius reported he is working on a quote for the display in the front entrance of the clubhouse that will detail those giving funds to the clubhouse remodel project.
Conzemius asked for discussion regarding fees to charge for the 2013 season. Conzemius suggested the board outline what fee’s, if any, they want to adjust then wait until the November board meeting to act on the fee changes. The City needs to be in a position to begin marketing the memberships for the 2013 season by December 1 and if any fee changes are made they need to be recommended to the full Commission for approval.
After discussion of the fees, many felt they should be left the same for the 2013 season with the possible exception of increasing the cart storage fee to $240/year for either electric or gas. The current fee for electric cart storage is $210/year and for gas carts it is $180/year.
Conzemius thanked all for the input and adjourned the meeting at 6:15 p.m.
Next golf board meeting is November 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.
Tom Farnsworth, Director