Golf pro contract changes on tap at city meeting

Amendments to the professional golf services agreement for Colonial Park Golf Course are on the agenda for the Clovis City Commission Thursday evening.

The 5:15 p.m. meeting at the North Annex of the Clovis-Carver Public Library will include a discussion on modifying 13 portions of the contract with Charlie Maciel of Real Golf, LLC, including:

  • A requirement to adjust food service operation to 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily from a limited menu and no Sunday food service.
  • Payment of outstanding balances no later than Aug. 31.
  • Regular reports, at least on a quarterly basis, on the status of the course and contract performance.
  • The city will purchase all chemicals and fertilizer for the course, cover all well costs and repairs and seeding for the back nine holes.
  • Dedication of one employee between May 1 and Sept. 30 annually for maintenance of the course's irrigation system, with the city providing up to an additional $600 per week. Between Oct. 1 and April 30, additional work will be paid upon documentation of completion.
  • The golf professional is authorized to charge and collect gross receipts taxes on membership fees, green fees and cart rentals.
  • Treatment and aerating of algae in ponds at city expense.
  • Annual aeration and top dressing of the greens at city expense by a contractor.
  • Basic repairs done on the course's three fairway mowers and one greens mower by city personnel when the city's schedule allows.
  • Utility costs for the clubhouse shared equally between the city and golf professional. The current contract currently has the city covering 25 percent of the power bill and all of the other utilities.
  • City pre-payment of the $27,000 balance for cart contracts that were used at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course. In exchange, the golf professional's cart rental fee payment will increase from 5 percent to 7 percent.

The Colonial Park course, an 18-hole country club when it was purchased by the city in 2011, became the city's only golf course later when the nine-hole Clovis Municipal Course was shuttered and repurposed into youth sports fields, a dog park, a splash pad and a zoo expansion, among other functions.

Other agenda items include:

  • An executive session at 4:45 p.m. to discuss threatened litigation.
  • A standstill and disposition agreement with Beauty Health Science Innovations. The agreement requires BHSI to pay rental arrangements for its manufacturing plant in Pico Rivera, Calif. and $1 million to the city in exchange for cancellation and release of all debts and guarantees owed to the city by BHSI. In the event of a default, all property will be auctioned with all proceeds after auction fees and rent going to the city.
  • Introduction of an ordinance to require onsite containment of materials at construction sites to prevent construction site debris from being scattered by wind.
  • Approval of an ordnance to amend city code to remain a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Reauthorization of a $2,000 award in lodgers tax money for the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce.
  • A noise variance and street closure request for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 31, 10 a.m. to midnight June 1 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 2 on Davis Street between First and Second streets and Second Street between Edwards and Davis streets for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Fiesta.
  • A resolution to continue participation in the Eastern Plains Council of Governments for the 2013-14 fiscal year. The annual fee of $7,502 is unchanged from last year. The request also requires the commission to appoint a representative and alternate.
  • An election for two members on the city's civil aviation board. Applicants are current board members Karl Spence and James Curtis and computer systems analyst Stephanie Marshall.
  • A report on federal activities from lobbyist John Ryan of Capitol Consultants.

— CNJ STAFF

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