Indoor practice facility approved by Parks & Rec

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The Parks & Recreation committee met first on Monday night and was presented with a proposal for an indoor practice facility to be built off the 1st base side of the Scott High baseball field. Mr. Bobby Gray presented the proposal and told committee members that efforts were under way to obtain the necessary donations, materials, and labor for the project. What they needed was county approval since the building would be a permanent structure on county owned property.
The proposed facility would be a 40' X 80' metal building housing baseball practice equipment and enclosed storage. The facility would be used for high school and middle school indoor practices.
Gray told members that he already has labor lined up for the project and pledges of donations for building supply purchases. There would be no cost to the county for this project.
The go ahead for Gray to continue with his efforts was approved by the committee, pending full board approval.
Because the total projected cost would exceed $10,000, County Attorney John Beaty advised the committee that the project would need to be bid. Based on his guidance, the committee approved a motion to request the Finance Department to bid the project as soon as specs for the building are provided by Gray, and to request the Finance Committee to meet as soon as possible after the close of the bids to approve the bid.
The committee also discussed the Fallen Heroes Memorial. The family has been consulted and an idea of the actual monument is getting close to being finalized. Samples of potential monuments are being obtained and the total projected cost at this time is between $15,000 & $20,000. The Valentine Benefit Dinner is nearing being sold out.
The Emergency Services committee approved a 911 road name request to go to the full board. Beaty told committee members that he would be in Nashville Wednesday morning to attend the hearing on the hospital license before the State Licensor Board.
The Building & Grounds committee approved the request by CASA to move back into their old office space at no cost. They also discussed putting out a Request For Proposals (RFP) on the old jail. Beaty offered to provide all commissioners with a copy of the 2011 RFP for their review before taking any new action.
The Community Development committee approved a roadblock request by the Paint Rock VFD for February 25th and appointment of several new members to the Agriculture committee.
The Budget committee approved several amendments and the 2017 Budget calendar.
The Intergovernmental committee discussed applying for the $1 million HUD grant with the goal of using the funds to construct a new Ambulance Service Building.
The full board will meet on Tuesday, February 21st, starting at 6 p.m. This change is again necessary due to a Monday holiday.

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