Quick update for all those interested:
I spoke with the city today and also went out to take a look at the course. I was told that benches/trash cans were being worked on this week and I can say that it is true. Saw it with my own eyes.
Also of note, the frames are in place for pouring the two new tee pads.
One more quick FYI, i will reiterate, the course is NOT being delayed due to redesign. There are several spots on the course that are a little difficult to traverse and the city is going to build walkways so people don't get hurt before the baskets get put back in. These things are a priority for the city. I know that it seems like a long process, but things are really getting done now and it's actually getting closer.
There, back to your regularly scheduled programming.