Complex Board Chairman Ralph Thomas wasn’t present and there wasn’t a quorum, so after he talked about the improvements, the meeting was adjourned. No actions were taken, and there was no agenda.
“I told you all that at the end of summer … that I was going to do a lot of renovation, because to me, that’s when the fields should be worked on, so that they’ll be ready for spring,” Rogers said.
Seven Springs Farms came out recently and brought out large equipment to move dirt to improve two soccer fields, and one of them is 160 feet across and 450 feet long while the other one is 190 feet long and 150 feet across, said Rogers, who also said that high school teams will be able to practice on those fields.
The dugout for the girls’ softball field has been expanded by 10 feet, as it had originally been intended for small children, said Rogers, who added that that field is also used by Trigg County High School.
If someone from Title IX had come out and compared the baseball dugouts to that dugout, it would have been cause for a write-up, said Rogers.
The old storage shed, which was infested with termites, was torn down and rebuilt with different lumber and with tin for the roof, and the materials that came from the Trigg County Road Department’s garage, which saved the complex a significant amount of money, Rogers said.
The $7,500 grant that the complex received earlier went to improvements to the concessions stand and restroom, with a couple of old sidewalks torn out and new ones laid down, and they also made the bathroom handicapped accessible, although it still doesn’t meet handicapped specifications, said Rogers.
“We’d just have to tear it down and start again,” he added.
Rogers also said he was going to ask Coca-Cola for two new scoreboards, as there are still two fields that still don’t lack them. He continued by saying that they have an exclusive contract with Coke for the concessions stand, and in the past the company has given scoreboards to the complex.
Next week, workers will be putting dirt on some of the infields, said Rogers, who also said that all of the trenches have been dug and the necessary conduit has been laid. He added that they are also putting up new gutters and leaf guards.