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Time to sink disc course

Dear Editor:Some may be wondering how the town has been able to continue the disc golf course in Bert & Ernie Park for the past six years. Well, this is how to do it in our town:1. Tell the neighbors and residents of Roaring Fork Village exactly what they want to hear. Say that the course is only temporary and will be relocated just as soon as a more suitable place can be found. This approach held me at bay for years. 2. Misrepresent the town’s insurance inspector. Tell any concerned citizens that the inspector said, “The course is safe.” It won’t matter that this is a complete lie since no one will ever read the inspector’s report anyway. 3. When concerned citizens insist on meeting with the Parks & Recreation Commission, make sure the P&R members don’t show up for the meeting. After two meetings in a row without a quorum, perhaps the concerned citizens will grow weary and give it up.4. When the P&R Commission does show up, ignore the issues. Make the NIMBY neighbors the real issue so you can find it easy to just say no.5. Ignore the recommendations of the recreation director to remove the course. That is exactly what the current P&R Commission has unanimously done.Is there anyone who thinks disc golf in B&E Park is a good idea besides the P&R Commission? Even most of the disc golfers think the course should go. Why is it still there?Bill HoftoCarbondale

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