Our Tax Dollars Hard at Work

Our Tax Dollars Hard at Work

Postby Captain » Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:01 am

Thanks to federal stimulus money and flood recovery funds, the Army Corps has graciously decided to have Christmas three times this month for the ICDGL.

Christmas #1
Last week, the ACoE purchased roughly $1,000 worth of lumber and building materials to help improve the courses at Sugar Bottom and Turkey Creek.

Christmas #2
The next day, we went to a local nursery and bought 43 new trees to be planted at SB. Mark Ramsey and I dug those in last Friday. Now the area between 1 and 2, 1 and 18, and the 7,8,9,17,18 cluster, all have new trees and shrubs to separate the fairways and provide shade.

Christmas #3
Today I get a call from ACoE and they tell me that they have $1500 to spend. "How many baskets do you want?" was the question. After I picked up jaw off the floor, I called Scott Keasey at DGA. Sometime next we should be getting 3 new baskets, one number plate conversion kit (for #2), and number plate stickers for the remaining baskets.

Thank you ACoE for your continued support of the ICDGL!!!
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Postby IHearChains » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:12 pm

That's awesome... thanks ACoE, Ramsey and Stibal!
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Postby KePP » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:12 pm

Thanks Army Corps of Engineers and Kevin!
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Postby The Donator » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:15 pm

IHearChains wrote:That's awesome... thanks ACoE, Ramsey and Stibal!
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Postby Conrad 37988 » Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:34 pm

That's awesome. Keep up the good work.
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Postby Captain » Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:41 pm

It's things like this that remind me of how good we have here in IC, in IA, in the USA. :D
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Postby jnecessary » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:04 pm

This is great news!
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Postby dischawk » Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:09 pm

Awesome, Good to hear
I havent been to Sugar in a while but I saw some new trees or bushes or whatever planted at Turkey around 6 and 18, was that part of this?
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Postby Captain » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:12 am

dischawk wrote:I havent been to Sugar in a while but I saw some new trees or bushes or whatever planted at Turkey around 6 and 18, was that part of this?


No. Those bushes are transplanted from some other portion of ACoE property.

I will curious to see how many of them come back next year.

3 new benches installed at TC yesterday.
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Postby AO » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:54 pm

Pretty awesome! Every Cedar Rapids disc golfer and myself envy this. Cedar Rapids Parks is on the opposite side of the spectrum and will do very little if anything at all for disc golf. Every time I meet with the Parks Dept. they have little to say and tell me every which way things can not work. Doug told me he has gone through this for years and they have stuck to their ways with me the last 3 years.
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Postby bigdud1983 » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:46 pm

I was out at sugar tonite, the bushes are sweet, i think it will be really awesome once they are full grown, definitly will make the course look alot nicer. It was still a damn shame to see all the empty cans i had to pick up after course slobs. The course was looking sweeet thought, nicely mowed and as for the cans they didnt ruin a great round. Good job stibs.
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Postby hyzerman16234 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:48 am

AO wrote:Pretty awesome! Every Cedar Rapids disc golfer and myself envy this. Cedar Rapids Parks is on the opposite side of the spectrum and will do very little if anything at all for disc golf. Every time I meet with the Parks Dept. they have little to say and tell me every which way things can not work. Doug told me he has gone through this for years and they have stuck to their ways with me the last 3 years.


Thats the way CR is in everything they do. It's always so negative. I used to try to help with the city courses but got too frustrated. Now I have a better place to direct my money and energy.
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Postby Captain » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:37 am

hyzerman16234 wrote: I used to try to help with the city courses but got too frustrated. Now I have a better place to direct my money and energy.


What a loss for CR courses. If the Wildcat crew could do with Jones and Shaver what has been done with Wildcat ...............
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