Wilmette Park District
Golf Operations Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. - Saturday, July 12, 2014

Attendees Present

Commissioners: James Crowley, Amy Wolfe
Staff: Steve Wilson, Jeff Bowen, Mike Matchen

Attendees Absent

Commissioner Bryan Abbott

I. Meeting Called to Order

Meeting called to order at 8:30 a.m.

II. Approval of Minutes

Commissioner Wolfe moved and Commissioner Crowley seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2014 Golf Committee meeting. All approved by general consent.

III. Communications and Correspondence


IV. Recognition of Visitors

Ken Sutchar addressed the committee.  He stated that he was banned from the restaurant by Open Kitchens two years ago because of an incident with one of their employees.  He commented that he had apologized to the employee.  Mr. Sutchar stated that he had retained an attorney and he would like to be allowed back in the restaurant.  Chairman Crowley explained that since Mr. Sutchar is being represented by an attorney, that he would not be able to comment on this situation and that his attorney should contact the Park District’s attorney. Chair Crowley thanked Mr. Sutachar for his comments.

Robert Agdern, a Wilmette resident addressed the committee.  He stated that he had spoke to the committee concerning nonresident rate last month and wanted to know if there had been any discussion about this topic.  He also suggested that the committee consider a new weekday only.  Chair Crowley thanks Mr. Agdern for his comments.

V. Manager’s Report

Mike Matchen reported on the following topics:

  • The golf course is opened and has received many complementary comments on the course design and condition. The areas west of the driving range were the last areas to be seeded and still need to fill in.
  • The installation of the range safety netting was postponed because the contractor could not deliver the materials on time before the course opened.  After some discussion, it was decided that the safety netting should wait until the fall to be installed.

 VI. Old Business

? None

VII. New Business

? None

VIII. Adjournment

There being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 8:50 a.m.