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PARD Meeting About Roy G. Guerrero Park & Disc Golf

Tuesday, July 19, 2011 (21:54:28) Waterloo Event
Waterloo Club Members, Fans, Friends, and Supporters of Disc Golf...

I have been teasing you and prepping you about a big event, well now I can tell you, THIS IS IT AND WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Do you remember that lost gut feeling after losing Pease Park before it was replaced? Do you remember the helpless frustration and anger you felt that you couldn't (or didn't) do anything to fight against it and give Waterloo DGC Support when we asked for it?

Well here is your chance at redemption to ATTEND THIS MEETING and let the Disc Golf support be shown.


WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?...
The Waterloo Disc Golf Club Board Members will be presenting our supportive case and encouragement for an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course at Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park.

Please note: We DO NOT NEED SPEAKERS on behalf of the support for this; we have representatives and community members delegated to perform these tasks. (so thank you if you wanted to speak)

This is a presentation for the PARD (Parks And Recreation Department) Board emphasizing our: topic points, statistical data, and factual information from the various representatives so that they can make the educated decision to allow Disc Golf to be developed in the park.

As noted: This presentation will allow the PARD Board to evaluate and weigh the options in regards to the future of Disc Golf in the Park.


WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE?....
If you remember previously, in November/December 2010 there were very short notices and prompt meetings requesting both sides of information FOR and AGAINST Disc Golf Development in R.G.G.

We asked the Disc Golf community for support and gathered what we could... and in the end, our opinion was drowned out by those who opposed and did NOT FAVOR disc golf in the park.


WHAT NOW?...
We need YOU, YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR KIDS, the OLD AND THE YOUNG, and EVERYONE ELSE who supports putting an 18 Hole Disc Golf Course in Roy G. Park to COME TO THE MEETING. We want to show the PARD Board that Disc Golf is supported by ALL AGES and diverse backgrounds!!

Our sport is the ultimate equal opportunity sport!!

We NEED YOU AND ALL OTHERS TO FILL THE MEETING HALL with Disc Golf Supporters... and BRING YOUR DISC or MINI to hold silently as a visual reference that YOU VOTE AND PLAY DISC GOLF in Austin; after all, we cannot have everyone speak, but we can have EVERYONE HOLD A DISC!!
This will show the PARD Board that we can support our causes and show up in great numbers; so when they look out in the audience, they can SEE YOU, YOUR SUPPORT, and YOUR DISC!


WHERE IS THIS?...
PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 6:00 p.m.
Boards and Commissions Room
City Hall, 301 W. 2nd Street
Austin, Texas 78701



**SPECIAL NOTES**

Arrive EARLY so that you can get into the seating area on time, this is a controlled and respectable event. No horseplay or harassment will be tolerated by any of US or the City Managers/Law Enforcement/etc.

Please understand that ALL LOCAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT MEASURES ARE IN PLACE!! (this is a controlled City Property/Court Jurisdiction after all)

This means:
- NO controlled substances/contraband/paraphernalia/alcohol
- NO weapons of ANY TYPE
- You should have a Valid I.D. in the event that they ask for it during random checks.
- There are metal detectors at the location and scanning machines that your items may be subjected to

**If you are not sure... DON'T BRING IT ... it's that simple**

Facebook page for the same information is here:
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143661739047417

Waterloo DGC Summer League Starts June 23rd!!

Monday, June 20, 2011 (14:09:24) Waterloo Event
Might as well play if you’re burning up anyway…WATERLOO SUMMER LEAGUE Starts June 23rd

Every Thursday @ Zilker Park

Flex Tee time: 5:00 – 5:30 (sign up Hole #1 South)

• 10-week singles league with 4 divisions (Pro, Adv, Int & Rec)
• $20 to join with an optional one-time $5 league ace pot that is split evenly between all aces hit during league play
• You can play all 10 weeks and drop your worst 5 scores; you can play just 5 weeks and all your scores will count; or anywhere in between. You can join the league any time during the first 6 weeks.

For more information about the mini, please call Phil Haik @ (512) 826-6591, or check out Waterloo’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Disc-Golf-Club-Austin-Texas/169803583049807.

DiscNation is a proud sponsor of Waterloo Disc Golf Club.

Battle of Slaughter Creek Pictures Posted !!!

Friday, June 17, 2011 (19:55:39) Waterloo Event
From the Desk & Camera of Troy Herman ~ Waterloo Technology Guy

The Battle of Slaughter Creek at the Austin Bible Ridge DGC was another great Waterloo Event. Thank you goes to all that played, supported, and volunteered at the event.
The event's success was all because of you!

I took the time to take OVER 1000 pictures of almost every person on the course at one point or another. Needing to post these pictures I added them to the Waterloo DGC Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Waterloo-Disc-Golf-Club-Austin-Texas/169803583049807.

In the event that you do NOT have a Facebook Page or stay concerned with such things; you may just merely use the internet to get what you need and go offline, I have also uploaded them to my personal Flickr Photo page for your viewing.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/troyherman/

To view the pictures through my profile: Look IN THE FOLDER for "Disc Golf Images and Events", then look in the next folder for the "Battle of Slaughter Creek." Inside of that folder you will see that I have separated them into different groups.

*PLEASE NOTE*
You may download, print, or use the any of the pictures posted in my account & on my page for PERSONAL USE ONLY. These images are unedited, so minor corrections may be required.
Knowing this, PLEASE RESPECT THE LICENSE AGREEMENT assigned to ALL THE PICTURES. You may use them for PERSONAL USE, I do not mind that.
If you or someone wish to use them for: promotional, advertising, or other public means PLEASE contact me so that I may know where they may be used and so that I may contain control of the content. Additionally, when using any of the images for public use, etc. You will need to acknowledge credit, etc. so just contact me as no one ever wants to get into a Legal issue between friends or the site (e.g. that you advertise on with the image, etc.)

As you may know me, I do not mind my work being used or shared, but I respectfully request to know where and how it is being used. I do this for the promotion of our sport, but I also value my work put into these items. Just contact me if you have any questions of concerns.
Please contact me at: troyherman@yahoo.com that is listed on the Flickr contact information.

Thank you, and please enjoy the pictures!
Troy Herman
Waterloo Member #263
PDGA #32289
Director of Technology, Waterloo Disc Golf Club

Austin City Council Elections & Disc Golf Information

Thursday, May 12, 2011 (15:53:50) Event
Recently the Waterloo Disc Golf Club put together a questionnaire and sent it to all the Austin City Council candidates. We think it is important for disc golfers to know where these candidates stand on these issues. We compiled the responses and read them aloud at our club meeting last night, and we will also be posting them on our website and facebook page. They are listed in their entirety below.

Only 3 candidates responded by our deadline and the consensus at the meeting last night was that this said a lot about those candidates. They were Laura Morrison, Chris Riley, and Michael “Max” Nofziger

7 of the other candidates did not respond and the consensus was that this also said a lot about those candidates.

Finally, 1 of the other candidates did respond but just very recently; it was Kris Bailey.



The club feels that one of the reasons we lost our battles this past year was due to lack of political support from elected representatives.

If disc golf is to ever be taken seriously by the City, we must show up in numbers at important meetings and more importantly, vote.


The election is this Saturday, May 14th. Please vote!

Thanks,
Waterloo Disc Golf Club



Austin City Council Election

Place 1

Josiah James Ingalls – No Response

Roger Chan – No Response

Norman Jacobson – No Response

Chris Riley (Incumbent) – see response below

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

I don’t see disc golf as bad for or a threat to the environment. It’s safe, quiet, low-impact, and it requires only minimal materials.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?
Yes, I would. We’re aiming to have a general-obligation bond election in November 2012, and I’d support including on the ballot an item for parks and associated facilities.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?
In deciding whether parkland should be devoted to preserves or more active uses, I’d expect the considerations to include:
--any environmental features on the property, and the likely impacts of various potential uses;
--demand for each of the various potential uses, in the surrounding area and citywide;
--the reasons for acquiring the parkland;
--any long-term plans for the property in neighborhood plans or in other city planning documents;
--the availability of other nearby parkland offering opportunities for similar uses; and
--input from community stakeholders, the Parks Board, and staff.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I strongly support making parkland available for organized activities like disc golf and soccer. Activities like these are an important part of the quality of life we expect in Austin. They promote public health, build community relationships, and help make parkland safer.

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

I’d like to see an ongoing, cooperative partnership between Waterloo and the City that serves the interests of both. The terms of the partnership should be developed through discussions between the two entities, and should be adjusted over time to meet changing needs and opportunities. The City can make parkland available, provide ongoing maintenance, and assist with special events. Waterloo could help with keeping the land clean and well-maintained, and could work with the City to address needs as they arise.


Place 3

Kathie Tovo – No Response

Randi Shade (Incumbent) – No Response

Kris Bailey – Responded late, his answers are below Mr. Nofziger’s

Michael "Max" Nofziger – see response directly below

1. Disc golf is not inherently bad for the environment, but like any activity, it can impact the environment, especially grass and ground cover, and then, erosion may become a problem. Care and maintenance have to address the normal wear and tear.

2. The city should apply consistent standards in general, while recognizing the specific character of any given activity. The city should apply general criteria, but with flexibility to accommodate each activity.

3. I think physical activity is something the city should encourage, given the sedentary nature of many jobs and the obesity epidemic. I would support including in the 2012 bond election funds for more fields, and the funding in subsequent budgets to maintain them.

4. There are many factors to consider: size, location, topography, vegetation, proximity of other parks, etc. Preserves may be used to protect unusual features and limit accessibility. Parkland could be used more heavily.

5. I like to see organized activities like soccer and disc golf on parkland. I like to see people enjoying physical activity outdoors, and benefiting from their tax dollars. When I was a city councilmember, it was especially gratifying to me to see the people using the facilities which we had provided through their taxes.

6. I think a reasonable partnership may include joint sponsorship of an event, and ongoing joint maintenance of the grounds used. It would be great if the folks engaged in a specific activity would partner with the city to make sure the grounds are always in top shape.

Thanks for the opportunity to express my views. I appreciate the fact that you have built a successful sport here in Austin that encourages physical activity and fitness. As a councilmember, I will encourage the city to help you grow this beneficial activity.

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Apologies for not responding by the deadline, it has been very hectic these last few weeks! For what it's worth, here are my answers.

-Kris Bailey

QUESTIONS:

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

No, I am a disc golfer myself, it's been a couple of years but I do not feel it is bad for the environment in the least. Disc Golfers always seem to be very concerned about not trashing the courses and picking up trash. I sincerely appreciate this from the disc golf community.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes. The parks are for everyone and all rules should be applied equally to all. No groups or people should be favored over another.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?

No, I will not support any future bonds. I would prefer to pay for things with existing funds instead of borrowing more money. I believe by selling Austin Energy we could pay down a significant amount of debt that the city carries. By ending subsidies to private businesses as well as tax breaks to corporations and higher end homes in Austin, we should be able to finance projects like these without bonds.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?

I see no issue with allowing disc golf courses in lands around the city, I don't believe there is any negative environmental impact from this. If it's in an existing park, I have no problems with letting a disc golf course go in.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I think it's a great idea!

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

Do your thing! As long as you are responsible with your use and keeping your areas clean, you will see no opposition from me.


Place 4

Eric J. Rangel – No Response

K. Toby Ryan Hill – No Response

Laura Morrison (Incumbent) – see response below

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

Anytime we bring a human activity into nature, we are impacting the environment, so it is important for us to monitor and mitigate those impacts to the best of our ability. Disc golf alone is not harmful to the environment. In fact, I appreciate how the sport brings people into nature to give people a better understanding of what our city is trying to protect. It is it the overuse of an area from foot traffic, regardless of the activity, which increases our erosion problems.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes. Environmental impact should be assessed fairly and consistently to truly understand the measures of impact for various park uses.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?

Yes, recreational sports are important to the city’s overall public health, for example, in combating the city’s growing epidemic of childhood obesity. I would support consideration of funds for recreational sport facilities in the 2012 bond package.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?

We need to do a better job as a city in engaging stakeholders to work through concerns prior to decisions being made that significantly impact the use of parkland. I wholeheartedly believe that if we come to the table to talk about our concerns, we can create solutions that will work for everyone. I also believe decisions that significantly change the primary use of parkland need to be made by the City Council, who are the ones accountable to the public. This will ensure there will be a public voice in the decisions being made.

The factors I would consider in evaluating park land use decisions would be community input, relation to existing plans, environmental impact, deficits of recreational activity, and public safety.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I support the use of parkland for both disc golf and soccer. Both sports have high demand in the city and merit consideration for new facilities. In order for us to be a truly sustainable city and promote overall public health, we need to designate areas within our urban area for recreational sports.

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

We have different structures for various sports and leagues within the city, and I’m not sure what structure would work best for disc golf. There are some sports where we contract with the league to maintain and lease the facilities while we have others that the city maintains and leases. I am supportive of a dialogue to discuss how best to partner with Waterloo.