Work should begin this fall to renovate the clubhouse at Hagerstown Fairgrounds so it can temporarily house the Police Athletic League, said City Planner Ric Kautz.
It would be cheaper and faster to make the clubhouse handicap accessible than to renovate the jockey's quarters, city staff told the mayor and City Council on Tuesday.
Renovating the jockey's quarters would cost $107,218 compared with the expected $5,000 to fix the clubhouse, Kautz said.
The athletic league would use the clubhouse for youth activities.
Council members gave the OK to fix the roof at the jockey's quarters for $19,418.
The council also directed staff to seek a bid for a design contract for the multipurpose fields, softball fields and/or equestrian arenas at the fairgrounds.