Saturday, October 12, 2013

Star-News: Clear Sailing for New Disc Golf Course, Motocross Facility Not So Much

Posted By on Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Valley County residents are buzzing about two recreational projects, one a bit more controversial than the other.

This week's McCall Star-News reports that developers of a proposed motocross motorcycle track, proposed for an 80-acre parcel of land south of McCall, will need to persuade nearby landowners that they'll be good neighbors.

Valley County Planning and Zoning commissioners decided to table the issue Oct. 3, urging developers to convince neighbors that a motocross track is a good idea. The closest house is a mile away and a neighborhood subdivision is two miles away from the land, but some neighbors have already said that they can hear motorcycles racing across the land.

"I came to the conclusion that there was a possibility for compromise, but not now," said neighbor Ron Nahas, according to the Star-News. "It would be a perpetual intrusion on the neighbors."

P&Z commissioners said they would revisit the issue in December.

Meanwhile, it's clear sailing for a new 9-hole disc golf course in McCall.

The Star-News reports that the disc golf course recently opened along the city's bicycle and pedestrian pathway across from McCall Donnelly High School.

The course was funded with $3,400 from McCall local-option tax funds, with McCall Dirt Works donating labor.

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