CITY COUNCIL HEARD PROPOSAL FOR DISC GOLF AT BERKELEY MILLS PARK; HEARS CONCERNS ABOUT WIDENING KANUGA ROAD

ADDS FOUR-WAY STOP AT WHITTED AND DALED STREETS      

 Cityhall

At their October meeting Thursday night, Hendersonville city council heard a proposal to install a disc golf couse at the City-owned Berkley Mills Park, Jay McCarthy of the Western North Carolina Disc Golf Association told city council the game is played much like traditional golf, only players toss a Frisbee-like disc into a metal basket rather than hit a ball into a hole. An 18-hole disc golf course would cover 18 to 36 acres. McCarthy said 50 to 100 players play at the Jackson Park course every day. City council wants to think about it, and council asked McCarthy to come back with a 9-basket option for them to consider/

City council also voted o add a four-way stop at the intersection of Whitted and Dale Streets and to allow on-street parking along the north bound lane. of South Whitted Street between Dale Street and the railroad tracks...to slow traffic down in that area.

Dozens of residents attended Thursday night’s meeting concerned about NC DOT’s plans to widen Kanuga Road. Current plans call for widening current lanes to 11 feet with an additional 4-foot paved shoulder for bikes and pedestrians. And a 5-foot wide sidewalk is proposed from Erkwood Drive to Church Street inside the city.

NC DOT’s proposals come after recent traffic deaths on Kanuga Road. And Mayor Barbara Volk said city council will likely come to a consensus on NC DOT’s plans by the end of this year.

By Larry Freeman