Softball field nears completion

Town of Cleveland

by Courtney Vincent

At the Cleveland Town Council meeting last Thursday night, motions were approved which allow for the finishing touches to be made to the town’s new softball field.

Superintendent Steve Pass said the electricity at the field is now working, the bases have been delivered, all lighting fixtures have been installed, and the dugouts have been finished. He announced that the new field is now approximately 98 percent complete.

The council approved the motion to purchase two sets of bleachers for the field, at a cost of $3,000. A second motion was also approved to purchase dugout benches for both the softball and baseball fields, at a cost of $2,000.

Mayor Jerry Jones and the council members expressed their gratitude again to the local citizens, teams, businesses, organizations, and all others who gave their time and donations in order to complete this project.

In other business, the grants committee reported that the town’s application for reimbursement of monies spent to replace all emergency radios, in order to comply with the new federal requirements, has been received by FEMA, and official word on the status of the refund should be coming soon. The committee also announced the two new weather alert sirens are scheduled to be installed within the next week. Jones said once the sirens are up and running, not only those within the town limits, but anyone within the town’s jurisdiction, should be able to clearly hear the sirens during any weather alerts.

The mayor made a request to have a generator purchased and installed at the town hall, so that the facility may be used as a storm shelter. His request was approved, and the motion was passed to purchase a new generator at the quoted price of $7,500, which will include the pad and installation.

Council members attending the March 15 meeting in addition to the mayor were Kandy Little, Doug Hill, David Grigsby, and Glenn Puckett. Councilman Mike Evans was absent.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m.