For casual users of Caneyville’s ball fields, lights and restrooms are not going to be options.
Earlier this week city commissioners heard a request from resident Jamie Hicks to have the ball park lights available for people to use the fields at night.
The problem, commissioners said, is past casual users haven’t been that careful about making sure the lights were turned off, wracking up large utility bills for the city in the process.
The fields are free for use as long as the ball park hasn’t been rented for the day or the summer leagues aren’t playing, Hicks was told, but lights and restrooms will only be available to those who sign a rental contract, pay the required fees and agree to be responsible for cleaning up the park after its use.
In other action the commission:
* Rescinded a May motion to have Buckles, Travis, Van Meter & Hart do Caneyville’s 2011-12 audit, in favor of having the firm do the city’s 2011-12 financial statements instead.
The city then hired Drane & Co. to audit those 2011-12 financial statements.
“In the end run it will cost us a little more, but it’s safer,” Mayor James Embry said of having two firms handling the financial review.
* Learned the contractor is still waiting for equipment to be made before upgrades to the waste water plant can be finished. Work has to begin next month, under the terms of the contract.