February 14, 2017

Commissioners Present:  Anne O’Connell (Chair), Carl Blanchard (Vice-Chair), Wyn Morton, Jeff Odell, Ed Pavlu, John Piemontese, and Judy McCarthy.


Others Present: Mark O’Brien (Director of Operations), Ed Stefanik (CCMGA), Paige Ferraguto (Women’s 18-Hole Assn.), Jerri Carlin (Women’s 9-Hole Assn.), Mike Embury (Town Administrator), Cindy Bingham (Selectmen liaison), and Judy Miller.


This meeting was held at the Captains Golf Course and was not televised.


Call to Order: Anne O’Connell called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.


Public Comment:  


  • Jerri Carlin reported that the practice nets will be up soon. Also, the remodeling of the halfway house bathrooms should be completed by May 1.
  • Cindy Bingham reported that Peter Johnson is looking into having the CPC place a conservation restriction on the Captains Golf Course.


Correspondence and Suggestion Box:


  • None


Restaurant Issues:


  • Anne O’Connell reported that she, Mark O’Brien, Carl Blanchard, and John Piemontese have been meeting regarding the restaurant RFP and possible renovations to the restaurant. It is the consensus of this group that the layout of the existing restaurant is very limiting and unappealing to our customers. It is the recommendation of this group to hire an architect to draw up a schematic for a couple of different layouts with estimated costs and include this information in the RFP package to prospective bidders.
  • The meeting then moved to the restaurant area so that the renovation ideas could be explained to those in attendance. Discussion followed.
  • Jeff Odell made a motion, seconded by Wyn Morton, to contract with an architect of the group’s choosing to formulate schematics and cost estimates. The motion was approved unanimously.


Superintendent’s Report:


  • In Pete Ervin’s absence there was no report.


Director’s Report: 


  • Mark O’Brien reported that the Selectmen approved the Golf Department budget at their meeting last night.


Follow Up:


  • Mark O’Brien reported that the hand driers were in and will be installed in the restrooms within the next month.


Future Agenda Items: 


  • Energy audit.


Review and Approve 1/1/17 minutes:


  • The minutes were just distributed today and will be reviewed and approved at the next meeting.


Topics the Chair did not reasonably anticipate:


  • None


Ed Pavlu made a motion, seconded by Judy McCarthy, to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.


The next meeting of the Brewster Golf Commission will be held on March 14, 2017 at 4 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Mark O’Brien, Director of Operations

The golf courses will be open to General Public play as of Friday, May 22. Reservations may be made one day in advance by calling 508-896-1716 and must be PREPAID. Reservations are required for all play - WALK-ONS ARE NOT PERMITTED. Riding carts are not permitted (Exception, those with a disability that requires the use of a golf cart may request permission from the golf shop - must submit proper documentation and prepay at least one day prior to play date - send to contact@captainsgolfcourse.com or call 508-896-1716, ext. 105). To view our current procedures and player requirements CLICK HERE. The clubhouse, food service, pro shop, and practice facilities are all closed at this time. However, restrooms are available. Scorecards are not distributed at the course, however it is available to download by CLICKING HERE.