8-27-17

Rain and some more rain makes for little activity at the golf course.  Several days this week ended with very minimal revenue due to the weather.  The cross country meet was rained out on Thursday and will not be rescheduled.
Our golf leagues have officially ended and it starts the slow decline to the golf season.  We still have quite a few tournaments and outings schedules over the next two months that will help with our bottom line.  Basically our revenues are right on pace from last year during the same period.
We have been short handed on the grounds and in the clubhouse but everyone is making it work out in a positive fashion.  We are still keeping the golf course in beautiful shape the the clubhouse staff is accommodating all of our customers to the highest degree.
I am still working on collecting late payments and getting everyone settled up with the golf course.  Each year we have about a dozen or so individuals who are late on their payments.  It takes a little time but they all get collected at some point.  I think we are down to about a total of $2500 to collect from different people.
I have ordered the materials for the new shelter and will start preparing the existing roof to fit the new shelter dimensions.  This will be the removal of four tresses and some of the other material underneath.  The final cost for new materials is roughly $1500.  It has taken a lot of time but we will get it completed soon.
The most difficult part of projects and unplanned situations is the limited staffing we have at the golf course.  We have just the right amount of staff to take care of the day to day operations, but when we have extra projects that arise we have to fit them in accordingly to our work schedule.
This is one of the reasons the muni is a successful operation.  Nobody is ever standing around with nothing to do.  We have daily schedules and plans for the work week that allow everyone to get those things completed during the course of the week.  The extra projects will always take us longer because I have to find time to make them happen.
I am out of town, in Denison, for fire training this entire weekend.  I am so excited to be learning more and more about this new volunteer aspect of my life.  I feel it is so rewarding and I am very proud to be a member of the Spencer Fire Department.  I am also proud that my staff can be left alone for a couple days and succeed at what they do.
Please contact me with any comments, questions, or concerns so they can be addressed in a timely manner.
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