(Caneyville, KY) – As the summer months approach, a group of volunteer citizens are still pressing towards the dream of completing the Caneyville ball fields.
The newest decisions made for the park was a seven year contract with RC Company in exchange for two scoreboards with LED lights (the RC Company will provide maintenance on the scoreboards), new coolers for the concession stand, and a vending machine placed at the park.
In exchange for the equipment, Caneyville Recreation, Inc. agrees to give the RC Company 10% of the cash collected from the soda machine, and host a fund raiser each year for seven years, buying a minimum of 500 cases of soda per year to sale, and the ball park will use sale RC Company sodas in the concession stands.
The Caneyville Commissioners learned during their Monday evening meeting that the electrical work at the park was at a standstill until the concession stand is built. The utility poles have been delivered and are ready to be set on March 30th by volunteers. The dugouts are ready for the roofs to be placed on.
The commissioners agreed to place lights on both ball fields since electrical costs were lower than anticipated.
In other city business:
Denton Leach was present to discuss repairs of the old Caneyville school roof. The commission had contracted with Leach to make the necessary repairs to stop the leakage problem at a cost of $10,000. Leach brought pictures of the problem areas to the commission and explained the process he would use for repairs, as well as the extent of the damage. There are areas along the old part of the building that have pulled away from the brick, allowing the water to enter the building as well. Mayor James Embry inquired as to how this could be repaired and at what expense. Leach stated he could cut the roof loose at the edge and let it relax and then make necessary repairs and replace the metal. Commissioners felt this work was necessary to stop any further damage and agreed these repairs should be completed but the cost is not to exceed $5,000.
City Clerk Brenda Brown gave the 1st reading of the cable franchise ordinance. The 2nd reading will be on April 8, 2013.
City Employee Avery Flener reported the grit chamber at the waste water plant was not working properly. The grit is building up and will have to be pumped out. Commissioners advised Avery to contact a vendor to pump the grit from the chamber. He is also to contact Kenviron’s and make them aware of the problem and to help determine a solution.
Chief Anthony Clark reported the Fire Department received a $3,200 grant from the Kentucky Fire Commission for the purchase of a thermal imaging camera. He has received one quote for $4,500 but is checking for additional pricing. Chief Clark was authorized to purchase the camera at his discretion.
The city received a Safety Grant of $3,000, awarded by Kentucky League of Cities. This is a matching grant and will be utilized to replace two pieces of playground equipment at the park by the fire department and purchase additional safety signs for the city.