By Erik Harris
For The Tribune
Big strides were made Monday night regarding the upkeep of roadside ditches down Old Springville Road and other streets throughout Clay.
The Clay City Council agreed to purchase a Bobcat excavator to help keep the roadside areas clean for those living and traveling through the city.
Jefferson County has not kept these ditches clean and cut for quite some time and the purchase of the new equipment will go a long way in fixing this ongoing problem.
The Bobcat is armed with a bush hog attachment, lifting bucket and all-terrain tracks.
It was also announced that the new disc golf course around the perimeter of the Clay City Park would host its first tournament Saturday. The tournament, which is open to all age groups and ability levels, is scheduled to get under way at 9 a.m. The city hopes to attract 75 or more participants this weekend and have gotten off to a great start with 52 competitors already signed up. Those interested can either sign up early at www.pdga.com or register at the park Saturday morning. The course held its grand opening last week and is currently offering 21 playable “holes” but plans to up that number to 36, giving it two complete courses to choose from.