WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/3/13) - The Sebree City Council held a brief meeting Monday night.
Melissa Myers and Jamie Hardison addressed the council on behalf of Webster County Girl’s softball, an organization that was started last year to offer girls between the ages of seven and thirteen an alternative to boy’s baseball.
“Last year we had 11 girls on the Sebree team,” said Myers. “This year we have 25 girls from who have signed up to participate.”
County wide the league has grown from five teams in 2012 to eight in 2013.
“We’re here to ask for your help at the softball field,” she continued. “Last year we had to rent a port-a-potty, and we had a lot of complaints about that.”
Myers also told the council that there was no scoreboard and there were only lights on one side of the field.
“The building is in really rough shape,” said Jamie Hardison. “We’re concerned that money bags have been stolen and that the bases, which were locked in the building, were out on the field. Only a few coaches and the city employees are supposed to have a key.”
“I think we need some council members to go out with you and take a look,” said Mayor Ron Todd. “Then they can come back and make some suggestions. We could talk about it all night, but until we look at it we really don’t know what we’re talking about.”
“I’ll be glad to meet with them and see what we can do,” said councilman Ozzie O’Nan.
O’Nan said that he coached at the field several years ago and had no doubts that the building was in bad shape.
“We have parents who are willing to do the work, but with it being city property, our main concern is that we don’t want to overstep our bounds,” said Hardison.
Next the council voted to set the dates for Spring Cleanup for May 13 through the 17.
The council also voted to give Mayor Todd permission to sign a contract with the Green River Development District (GRADD) that will provide Sebree with $1.9 million from a CDBG grant. This money is slated to update many of the city’s waterlines.
With no other business, Mayor Todd asked the council if they had any other things that needed to be discussed.
Councilman Kenny Wright said that he was concerned about the streets in town.
“There are a lot of them in bad shape,” he said. “Are we going to do anything with them this year?”
“Our municipal road money is down to nothing, and even that can only be used on certain roads,” Todd said. “But not only does the CDBG grant pay for the waterlines, it will also pay to repair the streets. That will take care of repaving a lot of our streets.”
As a last item of business, Mayor Todd presented the council with his letter of resignation, effective at the start of the next council meeting on May 5, 2013.
According to KRS standards, the city council will have 30 days from the effective date of the resignation to appoint a successor. If they fail to do so that job will fall to the Governor.
J-E News Editor
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