Complex Manager Eldridge Rogers told members of the Complex Board during its meeting Monday that they would have to pour a 6-foot-deep concrete base and then bolt the aluminum poles to it. He further said he was told by Derrick Miller of the Tennessee Valley Authority that it would cost more to pour the concrete base than it would to buy new wooden light poles.
“Any time a specialist or engineer or somebody like that gives you a recommendation on something, it’s going to be top-of-the-line,” Rogers said. “It’s got to meet Little League specifications, KHSAA (Kentucky High School Athletic Association) specifications.”
Rogers said Miller inspected the four poles and said the metal poles weren’t designed to be buried and didn’t know how long they would last if they were, and he also said Miller recommended getting wooden poles.
Miller also recommended against using the light fixtures on the four poles, as they would use too much electricity and they didn’t know when they would blow out, said Rogers.
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