6-25-17

This past week the staff and I continued to work on the tile areas around 16 green and 17 tees.  The majority of the tire tracks have been filled to temporarily level the damage.  The areas where tile was exposed will be addressed this coming week.  The damaged areas will eventually be tilled and seeded.
The rest of our time has been spent with regular maintenance practices.  The cool weather has helped with some of the dry areas from the previous hot weather.  The golf course is in pretty nice shape as long as you overlook the damaged areas from the tile project.
The retention area is moving along very nicely to the east of #12.  The fill material stockpiled on the south end of the course will eventually be leveled and black soil added to the surface.  I will seed this area with a native prairie mix.  I will be getting together with Jim Thiesse soon to set the grade stakes for the work that needs completed on #5 and #11 that ties into this project.
We finished planting the last five white pine trees from our tree grants.  This gives us over 100 trees added to our inventory through the Trees Forever and Trees for Kids grants.  These are two great programs that help add a diverse tree inventory to our City.  Thanks to SMU, Black Hills Energy, and the Iowa DNR for sponsoring these grants.
I am going to wrap this weekly report up since my hands are still freezing from mowing greens this morning.  Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns so they can be addressed.  A reminder, the golf board will meet on Monday, July 10 instead of  July 3.  Have a great rest of your weekend!
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