Disc Golf Course approved

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By David Tuma, Publisher

A disk golf course was approved for Smith Park by the Morgan’s Point Resort city council Tuesday night. A group of citizens called the Friends of Smith Park will develop and provide the labor of the proposed disk golf course. They will clear the brush and keep the natural settings as much as possible under the supervision of the city staff.

It will be more of a trail-type course. The use of the course should help slow down illegal dumping in the area. There are chains on a metal pole that the disk is tossed at and there is a map leading to the next hole.

The Water Master Plan was approved Tuesday night. The Water Master Plan was developed by BSP Engineers over the past year. It will provide a proposed system to effectively provide water storage, distribution and quality control through the city as it grows.

Currently, the city has around 1750 water meters with a capacity of 2,000 based on water storage requirements by the state. Water storage will be needed as the development of multiple subdivisions begins this year.

The plan is extensive down to the size of water lines in each area of the city. Mayor Steger retired from public service to focus more on family. The council at this time has not appointed a temporary replacement. Mayor Pro-Tem Rick Holmes will run the meetings.

Anne Lochausen was appointed to the Library Board. The council also appointed a Local Rabies Control Authority as required by law. Construction of Rancho Del Lago subdivision should start this month. The street construction of Sobrante Ridge subdivision is completed. The Fire Department is working on acquiring a fire boat from Federal Surplus. The boat has multi-use capabilities. Bids have been received for the sidewalks near the marina. The Fire Department answered 49 calls in April.

Several structure fires were put out. The department also responded to four calls for service to residents who fell. Jeffery Martinez was hired by the MPR Police Department. Martinez is a full time officer with the department. He had worked part time in the past. Several motor vehicles were broken into during the month. All officers received four hours of training on canine encounters at Temple College.

Code Enforcement reported that 63 of the 234 cases reported have been cleared. The theme for summer reading at Mary Ruth Briggs Library will be gardening. The Bell County Master Gardeners will be presenting. The dates are July 23, 30, August 6, 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.