Another week is in the books and we work closer to the end of the budget. Late last week our revenues totaled $373,757 and expenses equaled $351,413 for the year. Both are lower than the previous budget but we still look to be in good shape to finish the budget year.
The water quality project has started east of the golf course. They started hauling the fill material out of the retention area and unloading it on the south end of the golf course property. This material will be leveled and raise the area by several feet once we are finished. The material will be covered with soil and then seeded with some prairie mix.
We hosted the Chamber golf outing on Friday. The numbers were down from normal but everyone had a very nice time. This event was previously held in mid August but has been moved to June the past two years. I think the date will be discussed at the next Chamber golf committee meeting. This event alternates between the Country Club and muni each year.
The high temperatures have really taken a toll on the non irrigated areas of the golf course. The rough and out of play areas are really starting to firm up and take on a dormant color. This light rainfall will help a little bit but not much. The irrigated areas look great on the course.
Our irrigation system has been working overtime lately but I have been able to keep up with everything. There are still some repair issues that I deal with on a daily basis but we are gaining. Number seven green had a sprinkler head that was not rotating which has caused some dry spots on the top half of the green. I repaired the problem this morning and heavily hand watered the green. It will improve quickly.
The tile area is going to be our focus this upcoming week. The street division was on site to remove the damaged cart path and use crushed concrete for the repair. My staff and I will start filling in the tire ruts with some of the material from the retention pond being constructed. We will also begin working on clean up in the tile areas. Eventually the damaged areas will be tilled and seeded.
I am very pleased with the condition of the golf course right now. I still have a few holes to spray for broadleaf weeds and hope to have those finished this coming week. The staff has worked hard to keep everything high quality and I am very appreciative of their hard work. Clubhouse staff has also done a great job catering to our customers. Our goal is for you to have fun!
That concludes another week and another golf update. Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns so they can be addressed in a timely manner. Have a great day!