Council votes to repair baseball field damaged in storm
by Shaka S. Lias
Mar 04, 2011 | 2044 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cartersville City Council approved Thursday night replacing the netting for Richard Bell Field at a cost of $8,812. The netting was destroyed during Monday's storm.

Greg Anderson, director of Parks and Recreation, said the cost to repair the damages from the storm is $3,599, but the entire netting needs restored.

"It has ran its life and needs to be replaced," he said. Anderson said he would prefer to stretch the netting's use until next year, but that is not possible.

Mayor Matt Santini agreed, saying it's a safety issue.

South Cover Inc. is the contractor and will replace old netting, cable and hardware. The original netting was installed in 2003. Richard Bell Field is home of Cartersville Purple Hurricane Baseball team.

In other council news:

* AT&T poles above ground will be relocated from the corner of North Erwin. The work is necessary to remove the existing above ground utility, including poles, and replace with a underground utility. The cost is estimated at $96,526 and will be funded from the 2007 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax SPLOST.

* Council approved bids for the purchase of 200 residential meters at a cost of $12,400 from Equipment Controls.

* Council approved an easement for the Collins Point Shopping Center. The City of Cartersville Electric System will serve the new AutoZone store. In order to do so, an easement across the property of the shopping center is needed.

* Council approved $46,000 in engineering fees to JJG for an emergency pump station. The added cost for the work is $20,440. The contract was increased to $66,440 and will be paid from the budget.