Morgan County Parks and Recreation Briefs

September 17, 2009|By TRISH RUDDER

Skate Park meeting to be held Sept. 23

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan County Parks and Recreation Board has moved the skate park meeting to Sept. 23 at 7 p.m., in order to meet with residents and Berkeley Springs Bike and Skate Park Committee members. 

At Wednesday night's meeting, board member Steve Unger said residents thought the meeting was the following week. He said there must have been some confusion, because no skate park committee members attended the meeting either.  

Meetings are in the Morgan County Commission meeting trailer.


Ballpark might get roof structure through HAVA grant

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Morgan County Commissioner and Parks and Recreation Board member Stacy Dugan said at Wednesday night's Parks and Recreation meeting that a roof should be built in front of the concession stand at the ballpark to protect people from the rain.

The concession stand also is used for voting in Precinct 21 and people have to wait outside. 


Dugan said Morgan County Clerk Debra Kesecker said grant funding could be sought under the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) to improve voting and make the facility more handicapped-accessible. 

Board members approved trying to secure grant funding. 

Acting Parks and Recreation Director Bruce Beadenkopf said he would talk to Kesecker to get bids on the project.  

Kesecker said Thursday that specifications need to be made, along with before-and-after pictures, to send with the grant application.  

"I would not want to stand in the rain," Kesecker said. "This should encourage voters to come out to vote."


Players request using lights for ballfield practice

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- About 10 high school baseball players want to use the ballfield for two hours a week, Parks and Recreation Board President Kenny Mason said at Wednesday night's meeting. 

The practice would require lighting on Wednesdays for two months, he said, which would cost about $20 each night.

Board members suggested the ballplayers pay for the lights by working on a community project, such as painting the bleachers and the dugout. 

"It's a good lesson," board member Luke Christie said.

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