Archive for the ‘Golf’ Category

UCCF 4/26/18: Kemper To Run Scotch Plains Golf Too

2018-422: Authorizing the County Manager to amend Resolution 2014-881 for the purpose of reflecting an amendment to the Management Contract with Kemper Sports Management, Inc., for the provision of services, in accordance with said Management Contract, and assisting the County in fulfilling the terms of a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Scotch Plains for the operation, management and maintenance of the Scotch Hills Golf Course in an amount not to exceed $3000.00 a month for a term to commence on May 1, 2018 and terminate on November 16, 2019.
2018-423: Authorizing the County of Union to enter into a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Scotch Plains for the operation, management and maintenance of the Scotch Hills Golf Course, through the County’s Management Contract with Kemper Sports Management, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $3000.00 per month, for a term commencing on May 1, 2018 and terminating on November 16, 2019.

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UCCF 3/22/18: Fees for Golf, Warinanco Turf and a ‘no’ vote

2018-793: An Ordinance to amend “The Laws Of Union County: Administrative Code and Policies and General Legislation” by adopting the 2018 Department of Parks and Recreation, fees for recreation facilities.
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Rationale for the ‘no’ vote:
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Hiking Fees & Taking Back Buyouts

Ordinance 780-2016, set to be rubber-stamped this Thursday, does three things:

  1. Hikes Golf and Stable fees:

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UCCF 5/26/16: KemperSports Golf Bonus

2016-455: Authorizing the 2015 Incentive Payment to Kempersports, Inc. in the amount of $1,383.00 in accordance with the contract.
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Fifth of July Fizzle

At 9:25 tonight there will be another fireworks display in the area; this one run by the Union County freeholders for some reason that escapes me.  Maybe someone out there can explain it:

In any case, there seemed to be little logic behind running this thing with no on-sight parking at a dangerous highway crossing with only a handful of shuttle buses to transfer maybe 300 people three miles late on a Sunday night.  Here are my highlights so far:
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Golf Fireworks

The New Jersey State Golf Association will host their 95th Open Championship in a couple of weeks at Rockaway River Country Club in Denville.  I bring this up because their 96th Open Championship, as announced in 2012,  will be held at Galloping Hill Golf Club.  Coincidentally, also in what might be the same month next year, Baltusrol will be hosting the PGA Championship (one of the Majors of golf) with elaborate plans already set.  How will Galloping Hill compete?  We just might have gotten a clue.

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Golf Budget Impact

You wouldn’t know that 2014 was a tumultuous year for golf operations in Union County from the mentions of golf at the budget hearings which consisted of:
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Nothing about a new five-year contract for KemperSports (which includes having KemperSports run banquet and Red Knot operations out of the new facility that county taxpayers provided them with) or budget numbers which, despite ignoring  the Galloping Hill Clubhouse debt, county employee pension and benefit costs,  and raiding the Open Space trust fund, still loses more and more money:

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