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December 20, 2013

Pinson in strong financial shape, says auditors' report

Council tweaks plans for new city park



“It also helps the community buy into this because they get involved,” Roberts said.

Ross said her firm had worked with Kaboom in the past, and cited a playground in Woodlawn as an example of the group’s efforts.

Tom Monroe, a designer of disc golf courses (and a champion disc golfer as well), also showed the council the latest plans for the course that will be part of the main park.

Monroe said the new course would include 12 holes, which works well for tournament play, in which 36 holes are played in a day.

“A lot of people will come out and play this course at first,” Monroe said. “Then you will get a core group of people who will play this course regularly and then form a club. That’s what has happened in Clay and elsewhere. And once the course opens, it will go in a listing of courses in a [printed] directory and online — you have people that travel across the country to play these courses, sort of like they do with the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.”

In other business, the council approved annexation of several parcels in a strip of land along Sweeney Hollow Road. The properties are owned by the Jefferson County Commission.

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