Those hoping to play on the new Caneyville Ball Park may have to wait until the fall.
During the regularly scheduled Monday, June 9 Caneyville City Commission meeting, it was reported that work on the new ball park, which was originally expected to be completed by the current ball season, will likely not be finished before the end of the current ball season.
Caneyville Water and Wastewater Supervisor Avery Flener said the new ball park concession stand’s drywall has been finished, and painting is underway; however, its restrooms and kitchen area still require work.
In addition, plumbing for the concession stand is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
Sponsor signs have also not yet been placed in the new park but are expected to be placed by the end of this week, as well.
Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee said Caneyville little league will play only two more games after this week, after which time tournaments will begin.
Caneyville Mayor James Embry said busy schedules have prevented City workers from devoting the necessary time to work on the park.
Embry said that while more effort should have been put into finishing the new ball park, he is thankful for the volunteers who helped make the park possible, including the Grayson County Detention Center and the Grayson County Fiscal Court.
Embry said the Fiscal Court recently offered to donate bleachers to the park.
While the ball park may not be usable during the current season, discussions have been held about hosting a fall league at the park that would start in September.
City Commissioner Scott Majors said, even if the ball park may not be played on during the current season, he’d like to see the new ball park used this year.
City Commissioner Mike Geary said that he has looked at other ball parks throughout Grayson County, and Caneyville’s new ball parks “are as good as any other in the county.”
In other business:
*Geary gave an update on the old Caneyville School project.
Geary said the recent windstorm and rain had blown in an upstairs window, and the new windows, which have arrived, need to be installed soon.
Geary said the City could possibly sell the old school’s original windows after they’re removed as memorabilia to help fund the school’s updates and repairs.
After installing the new windows, the next phase in the old school project is to repair the building’s home economics room.
The City Commission is currently looking for volunteers to assist with these projects.
DeWayne Woosley has approached Geary to volunteer his services for the project, and Geary said he is hoping to have labor inmates from the Grayson County Detention Center help with the old school project, when they become available, as well.
*The City Commission approved the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Financial Quote from Buckles, Travis, Vanmeter, and Hart, PLC, at the cost of $5,490, an increase of $240 from the previous year.
*The City Commission approved the audit proposal from Drane and Company for the year-end audit at the cost of $2,625, a $170 increase from the previous year.
*The City Commission approved the Caneyville employee health insurance coverage plan from the Kentucky League of Cities that is most similar to the current plan. The new plan will have an average increase of $100 per employee, and the insurance plan will cover four individuals.
*The City Commission held the first reading of the Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Amended Budget and Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget.
*Caneyville Fire Chief Anthony Clark said the Caneyville Fire Department raised a total of $4,813.78 during this past weekend’s Crusade for Children fundraiser.
Clark said this year’s amount was “up substantially” from last year.
*Gootee said she was awarded the David Smith Memorial scholarship, in the amount of $500, to cover training costs for the Kentucky Clerks Academy, which she will attend during the last week of July.