Cobleskill seeks sponsors for disc golf at Doc Reilly


By Patsy Nicosia

The Doc Reilly disc golf course could be up and running by summer.
Councilman Brian Lavine offered an update on the project at Monday’s Town of Cobleskill meeting; he’s looking for businesses or organizations to sponsor each of the nine targets at a cost of $500 each.
Sponsors will be recognized with a sign at each “basket.”
Led by Mark Hay, who designed the Burbine Park disc golf park in Charleston, volunteers will design and build the family-family course, hopefully by August, Mr. Lavine said.
It will be similar in size and scope to one just opened in the Delanson Town Park just off Route 7.
Also in the works at Doc Reilly are two 50-foot-by-80-foot sand volleyball courts that could be used both for open play and tournaments.
Mr. Lavine said they’d need to buy quality beach-grade sand for the courts and they’d need to do some excavating and landscaping as well.
Nate Shuart, who works in tourism and is president of the newly-formed Strike Valley Volleyball Club, said he sees the courts as something that could bring in athletes who’d then spend their money locally.
Supervisor Werner Hampel said he’d be willing to help line up volunteers and donors.
Also Monday:
• The Town Board heard from Mineral Springs residents who’d like to see the speed limit on their road reduced from 55mph to 45mph, at least the portion between Borst Noble Road and the Valley Baptist Church.
The speed limit had ben successfully reduced from 55mph by other neighbors several years ago.
Councilmen told them to bring back a petition and they’d pass the request on to the county, which would forward it to the Department of Transportation, requesting a traffic study.
Finally, Mr. Hampel named five members of the Planning and ZBA Boards to a Comprehensive Plan committee: Art Boreali, Gerald Cacciola, Pete Nichols, Doug VanDeusen, and Lisa Wayman.