Moving forward with field projects

Town of Snead

Following a presentation by council member Greg Ogles, the Snead Town Council approved moving forward with development of the town’s softball fields. Ogles told the council that plans call for a new layout of the fields, replacement of a concession stand window, demolition of the old press box, and construction of a new, smaller press box.

Ogles said plans also include “a lot of work at the baseball field,” which will include survey, new dugouts, and new fences. Ogles told the council that he hopes grant money will help pay for the improvements.

Following discussion with the town’s attorney, the council delayed action on improvements outside of town hall until they can get a legal opinion on the state bid law as it applies to their planned project. At an earlier meeting, the council discussed patching and refilling potholes in the parking area, but is now looking at re-asphalting the whole parking lot.

In other matters, the council:

• voted to reopen town hall once construction is complete.

• approved classes for the town clerk at a conference at Orange Beach in November.

• approved purchase of four storage containers at a cost of $700 each.

• approved utility operator Jeff Whited to attend classes in Cullman at a cost of $100 per class.

• approved holding Trunk or Treat on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31.

• approved sending the K-9 officer to a seminar to be re-certified.

The Snead Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.