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By LeAnn R. Ralph
ELK MOUND — Elk Mound has started the ball rolling — or shall we say — the Frisbee flying — to develop a Frisbee golf course in the village.
Cynthia (Abraham, village trustee) has become fond of Frisbee golf and believes Elk Mound should have a course, said Steven Abraham, village president, at the Elk Mound Village Board’s June 1 meeting.
A Frisbee golf course could link Mound Hill Park on the north side of the village with the village park on the south side of the village, Steven Abraham said.
Mark Levra, director of public works, said he has done some research about Frisbee golf.
Three holes could be set up at Elk Mound Village Park using the natural terrain; one hole could be set up in the empty lot by the village hall; one hole could be located in “central park” while three holes could be located in lower Mound Hill Park and one on top of the hill by the castle, he said.
The order of the holes could be reversed, too, with three starting up on hill and one in the lower Mound Hill Park, Levra noted.
The entire course, going from park to park, would be a 1.5 mile walk, he said.
The total cost for setting up the Frisbee golf course would be around $400 or $500, Levra said.
The school district also has a Frisbee golf course, and if the two courses could be linked, that would make an 18-hole course, he said.
The school district’s Frisbee golf course is located between the high school and Mound View Elementary and is closed now due to coronavirus restrictions until June 30, Levra said.
Maps could be available at the village hall, at The Junction and at the Elk Mound Travel Stop, said Terry Stamm, village trustee.
Usually where the Frisbee golf course starts, there’s a billboard with a map, Cynthia Abraham said.
The Frisbee golf course would be a win-win for the village, she said.
The idea should go to the property and finance committee for planning, Stamm said.
Money is available in the park savings account to pay for a Frisbee golf course, said Pat Hahn, village clerk-treasurer.
Levra said he would work on preliminary drawings and would pull some numbers together to submit to the property and finance committee.
The Elk Mound Village Board, which met virtually using the Zoom online platform because of the COVID-19 pandemic, unanimously approved a motion to proceed with plans for a Frisbee golf course and to forward the idea to the property and finance committee.