1. Worlds feedback - as everyone knows it was a huge success. Monroe County was extremely pleased with our work at both Ellison and Churchville and they look forward to continued work with our club. We also hope to only improve upon our relationship. Increasing communication between our organizations to promote our sport even further.
2. Ellison Park - They are extremely pleased with how the fly pads turned out. We have evaluated how they presently look and have asked for additional materials (stone and top soil). The county will be dropping this off for us. As soon as it is there we will arrange a work day to smooth out the pads. This will include adding additional stone under the pads where needed and re-tamping where needed. We will use the topsoil to back fill up to the pads making the transition onto the pad a lot better. We also discussed trying to figure out a good vandal prof sign option to get that re-established for all of the holes.
3. Churchville Park - The meeting mainly focused on this. To let everyone know at the conclusion of the worlds, the baskets and tee locations were all to stay as is until further discussions could be had. This never happened, baskets were reinstalled to their old locations that the county never officially agreed upon. So now we are left sorting through this and going through the appropriated processes with the County.
Unfortunately due to potential liability we will be unable to keep the 4 holes on the west side of the road (1,2,17,18). The issue is crossing a main road. The County did look into adding a crosswalk, but it was too close to an intersection and were turned down. They have had really good feedback though in regards to our layout for the worlds. They know our club represents close to 100 disc golfers of all skill levels and they are very responsive to our ideas. There are plans for a future evaluation and potentially adding a few woods holes once clearly defining the property line. We will be doing a walk through with them in the near future. Our goal is to optimize that course for everyone's use. We have asked to have hole 16 from the worlds layout put back as hole 18 for now and they agree. This should hopefully be completed soon. Again I will continue to keep everyone abreast of the situation and look for feedback as we move forward.
4. New course potential - for those that don't know we have 18 baskets and fly pads (from GVP) that we were able to secure thanks to an awesome 2011 Am Worlds. We are aggressively seeking out an area on the east side of the county. While Powdermill Park remains top to our list, we are not opposed to looking elsewhere if needed. There are several parks that are presently undergoing new master plans that a disc golf course may be a great addition. Again as we move forward I will let everyone know what is happening.
Hope this sheds a little light on where things stand.