There was some confusion as to who wrote the letter at the meeting. Although it was signed, Board Member Ralph Thomas said he couldn’t read the signatures. A copy of the letter was submitted to The Cadiz Record (see page C3). However, the points the letter made about changes to the complex were addressed by the board.
The board agreed with the letter that there are too many rocks in the fields, and said a day should be scheduled where people pick up the rocks. They also agreed that the fields are too uneven.
The board will look into how much it will cost to have working electric hookups at all of the complex’s pitcher’s mounds.
Although Thomas agreed with the letter when it said that there should be stalls installed for the toilets in the bathroom, he wondered why it was brought up as a safety issue. One board member postulated that it might have something to do with child predators being more easily able to spot children in a bathroom without stalls.
They also agreed that there need to be first aid kits in the press box and the storage building, stating that although it could be expensive, it will be worth it.
In other business, the board decided not to reuse the old bleachers from Perdue Field. Board Member Thelma Fowler said there weren’t many places to store the bleachers, and unless the bleachers were properly stored, they would be stolen.
The board also decided against installing mud bogs at the complex. One of the factors causing them to vote no, Thomas said, was that the people who came to the board asking about it expected the board to front all of the money for it.