« on: April 15, 2008, 11:13:26 AM »
Hey anybody have any news here on the course on Young Park? I though it was suppose to be up for this summer, someone said they had a grant issue. Let me know if you are looking for any volunteers to help.. Fayded
Haven't heard anything, but have been there a couple times for picnics. I never investigated, but it looked like there was room. I found "Wilbur Young Park is a large, 40-acre park located in southern Blue Springs. The park is adjacent to Blue Springs South High School and is used often as part of the school's classes." Click on http://www.bluespringsgov.com/index.asp?nid=487 for more info and a map. I found the following by searching "disc" on same page. LOOKS PROMISING!
City Council notes from Nov 5, 2007:
DISCUSSION – DISC GOLF PROJECT, YOUNG PARK
Roscoe Righter, Director of Parks & Recreation, David Brouse and Brandon Martin from the Blue Spring School District and Renew the Blue made a short Power Point presentation on the Disc Golf Course project for Wilbur Young Park. They were requesting approval to submit a grant application for federal funds of $49,500.00 to help with the project. The City will have to commit to the match of $60,000.00; however, $42,237.20 is labor already in the budget, therefore the City match would be $18,262.80. The regulation disc golf course would be able to host tournaments. Mr. Martin said the in-kind donation would be in the form of students providing some manual labor to install the park. Once completed, the city’s parks system would be responsible for repairs and upkeep.
The Council praised all of those involved with bringing the project to fruition, including the City, the Parks Department, Renew the Blue, the Blue springs School District, and the Greater Kansas City Disc Golf Course Association.
Eric Johnson, City Administrator, stated the project was not funded in the budget and that if the Resolution was approved and the grant received, a budget amendment would be sent to Council for approval for the City’s match.
Councilman Quibell moved to adopt Resolution No. 117-2007 approving the submittal of an application for federal grant funds through the Land and Water
GRANT – DISC GOLF
Conservation Fund, Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. Motion seconded by Councilman Shaver and carried with the following votes:
Quibell – Aye
Reed – Aye
Fowler - Aye
Shaver – Aye
Stubblefield – Aye
Solon – Aye
Mayor Steiner reminded everyone of the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to honor Vietnam veterans scheduled for Friday, November 9 at the Adams Pointe Conference Center at 6:30 a.m.
Of all things, the mayor's name is Steve Steiner, though that IS my brother's name, this is not my brother. I met him one time at my nephew's Eagle Scout ceremony.