Friends of Baseball to reimburse city for turf


BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council will consider a loan agreement with Friends of Baseball for reimbursement of Bob Shelden Field turf on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s meeting starts at 6 p.m. in the City & County Government Center.

Shelden Field

“This resolution provides for the execution of a promissory note between the Friends of Baseball organization and the City of Brookings. The promissory note formalizes the letter of financial commitment provided to the City by the Friends of Baseball related to the payment for the synthetic field infield turf installed during the Bob Shelden Ballfield Complex Revitalization project,” according to an attachment to the agenda.

“As a part of the Bob Shelden Ballfield Complex Revitalization project the Friends of Baseball organization agreed to fund the installation and ongoing replacement of the synthetic field turf in the infield of Bob Shelden Field,” according to a memo by Dusty Rodiek, director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry.

“The price of the field turf alternate within the project bid documents was $223,000. Prior to the beginning of the project, Friends of Baseball provided a letter of financial commitment to the City for the amount of the cost of the turf,” according to Rodiek’s memo.

“The promissory note outlines a payment date of June 1, 2021, in the budgeted amount of $223,000 to the City of Brookings for reimbursement of costs incurred for the installation of synthetic field turf and related maintenance equipment,” according to Rodiek’s memo.

Public hearings

During the public hearings, the council on Tuesday will consider:

• An on-off sale malt license for Livermont Enterprises, LLC, dba Newman Convenience Store, Ryan Livermont, owner, for 503 Sixth St.;

• Rezoning 22 acres from Resident R1-B single family district to R-3 apartment district, generally located south of 20th Street South and west of the Valley View Addition;

• Action on preliminary plat for lots in the River Run Addition;

• A conditional use permit on a CNC Machine Shop in the Residence R1-C Single-Family District at 1420 Legeros Drive.

Contact Jodelle Greiner at [email protected]

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