Armstrong showed the magistrates the sketch an engineering firm has presented to her with 8 fields, parking and facilities. The engineers also gave a projected cost sheet of $2million. Armstrong said the figures were calculated on the high side. She said she would like for the county to make the same obligation they made to the healthplex; $500,000 of in kind dozer work.
Armstrong said since the donations that were made to the healthplex are being refunded she has sent out letters to the donors seeking the transference of their donation to the ball fields.
Judge/Executive Gary Logsdon said the county attempted to build the new detention center on the same land on Hwy 54 approximately 9 years ago and ran into trouble when they struck rock about one foot deep. He said the county had 4-5 core drill test performed and found large amounts of limestone to be saturated in the area and the land unsuitable for building the detention center with ease. He said the fiscal court would look at their previous core drillings and see if the land would be suitable for a ballpark. He said the dozer work being donated wouldn’t be a problem but the court tabled the issue until further data can be collected.