Rye Names Interim Golf Club Manager

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The Rye Golf Club has an interim manager. Photo Credit: Anna Helhoski

RYE, N.Y. – The new face Rye Golf Club members have seen around the 330 Boston Post Road campus is Jim Lopolito.

Lopolito is running the club until September, replacing Scott Yandrasevich, who was placed on leave Oct. 10, Rye City Manager Scott Pickup said. 

The city hired Lopolito to run the club while investigating allegations of  misappropriation of funds and conflict of interest against Yandrasevich.

The possible conflict of interest the staffing agency he used to service the club over the summer.

Investigators are looking into claims tha Yandrasevich used the tips members put on their credit accounts for club expenses instead of giving them to the servers.

In addition, he admitted having ties with the temporary staffing agency, RM Staffing, which he hired as far back as 2007 to provide workers.

Club members and the city questioned $2.2 million worth of payments to the company over the past two years, including large amounts of overtime.

Complete documentation of the Rye Golf Club’s dealings with RM Staffing have since been released through a Freedom of Information Act request. The full Rye Golf Club FOIL documents are available on the city's website.

The Rye Golf Club operates as an enterprise fund, responsible for the operation and maintenance of the facility. The city projects that revenues in the next year should be around $6,455,025, while expenses are budgeted at $6,379,621. Membership fees are unchanged for 2013.

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