Greens Committee Minutes
September 16, 2010
Attendance: Bob Lujan (Co-chairman), Kurt Richmond (Co-chairman), Terry Wilson, Kirk Sessions, Jim Chumley, Gary Braun, Mike Blackman, Kathleen McKinley, & Korry Wheeler.
Meeting was called to order at 2:02 pm September 16, 2010 by Bob Lujan
Minutes of previous meeting: Gary Braun moved that since we had all received the minutes by e-mail the minutes be approved without reading. Kurt Richmond seconded. Vote was unanimous.
Ball washers on Ladies’ Tee Boxes
Bob Lujan discussed that additional ball washers had been placed at the ladies tee boxes on several holes on the Cedar Creek Course. Kathleen McKinley confirmed that the ladies were pleased with what had been done. It was discussed that there were two holes on the Aspen Hills Course without ball washers. Kirk Richmond mentioned that two had been removed due to damage and at the present time, there was no plan to replace them
Potential Pond repairs were discussed for the ponds on Cedar Creek 13 and Cedar Creek 16. Terry Wilson was invited to talk as he has significant experience in building and repairing ponds for commercial use. Terry indicated that he had looked at the ponds, measured them and believes that they could be repaired by cleaning out plants, large rocks and debris, and lining them with clay material and bentonite. Terry said that the material currently being excavated by the Town for the new storage tank and pipeline appears to be of the quality that would work for the lining project. He recommended getting a sample analyzed for gradation and permeability as well as mineral content. Kurt Richmond said he could get that done.
Terry said his measurements for the ponds were as follows:
Hole 13 pond: 20 yards x 35 yards
Hole 16 pond: 25 yards x 30 yards
This would take about 500 cubic yards of clay for an 8 inch layer of clay on the pond bottom. Another ½” of bentonite tilled into the clay would be best, but, pending the results of the clay analysis, this may not be absolutely necessary.
Terry estimated that the cost to line both ponds with clay and bentonite would probably be in the range of $10,000 to $15,000. This would also include sterilizing the soil, compacting the clay and installing overflow equipment. If the clay that could be obtained from the Town would fit our needs this cost could be about $5000 less.
Liners costs were then discussed by Mike Blackman and Bob Lujan. The cost for liners depending on liner thickness ranged from $2600 to $5600 for the liners and equipment. Additional costs would be similar to the cost to obtain clay material and spread it as in the estimate by Terry.
Kurt Richmond said he would contact the people at Shooting Star golf Course in Jackson to see if they had extra liner material available from their recent pond project.
After further discussion Kurt said he would put $5000 into his capital budget for 2011 for the repair of one pond so we could get a better understanding of the process before doing the second pond.
Cedar Creek Park Sprinklers
Kirk Sessions said that little had been done in regard to lessening the load of this work on Kurt Richmond, but would be solved through the winter. Kurt Richmond said he has replacement valves on order for the bad ones in the park, and would be placed in operation as time permits.
Kurt Richmond reviewed the status of activities as follows:
- Verticutting of the greens was in progress. He explained that the Aspen Hills greens were being double cut and the Cedar Creek greens were being quadruple cut. Progress to date was:
- Aspen Hills complete
- Cedar Creek 7 done
- Cedar Creek anticipated to be complete by September 25
- An order for chemicals was being prepared in the amount of $15,000.
- Cart path progress was as follows:
- Cedar Creek
i. Hole 2 done and open
ii. Hole 8 done and open
iii. Hole 18 tee box still roped off
iv. Hole 18 green area still roped off
2. Aspen Hills
i. Hole 8 preparing for installation of rock wall this year
ii. Hole 9 near cart barn under construction
iii. Hole 7 green to hole 8 tee still plan to level path this year
iv. Hole 1 to tee box will be the last cement work for the year
- Ladies tee boxes are set up for aeration and sand
- Water system dry-out is scheduled for October 18 through October 22 with rental compressor
- Val Stewart contacted Kurt to say he is not getting enough water. Kurt has reduced his used form 500 gpm to 200 gpm. This problem is going to get worse next year as Stewart puts his course into play and starts watering during the night. Kirk Sessions says he has a meeting scheduled with Val the week of September 20.
Tee Box Signs
Korry Wheeler reported that he could not find the information on where the old signs had been obtained so not much had happened. It was suggested that he contact Scott Johnson and/or Bill Wallace to see if they could remember. He said he would follow up with them.
Kathleen McKinley said that the ladies were concerned about the people mowing not getting out of the way when the ladies were hitting.
Kurt Richmond said he would like to not have any tournaments scheduled from September 15 through October 30 so he could get his end of the year work completed without too much disruption.
Gary Braun requested that the tee box markers be moved more often to ensure that the grass did not get destroyed in one area.
Kurt Richmond said he would like to start replacing the PVC out of bounds markers with better looking square plastic markers.
Work Assignments/Action Items:
Kurt Richmond get soil sample of clay material from Town pipeline excavation and have gradation, permeability and mineral composition analyzed. Plus estimate on how much bentonite might be necessary for permeability plugging.
Kurt Richmond to call Shooting Star golf Course to see if they have any pit liner material they would want to get rid of.
Kurt Richmond to put $5000 into his capital budget for repair of pond on CC hole 13.
Kirk Sessions to have plan together for maintenance of the water system at Cedar Creek Park to help unload Kurt Richmond for golf course work.
Kirk Sessions and Kurt Richmond meet with Val Stewart to review water measurement and distribution system.
Mike Blackman moved that the meeting be adjourned, Gary Braun seconded vote was unanimous. The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 pm.
Submitted by Mike Blackman