Watauga County Commissioners Mtg TONIGHT: Proposed Indoor Baseball Facilty on the Agenda

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Come out tonight at 5:30 to the Watauga County Board of Commissioners mtg to make your voice heard regarding the proposed indoor baseball facility at WHS.

The Watauga County Board of Commissioners will hear a request to provide funds for the construction of an indoor baseball facility to be located at Watauga High School.

“Previous discussions with the group have indicated their desire for monetary support from the county commissioners. It is unclear as to the exact dollar amount based on the information submitted. However, staff believes the monetary amount will be in the range of $100,000 to $125,000 with the potential request to include the use of county personnel,” according to a memo to commissioners from Geouque.

In a letter from the Friends of Watauga Pioneer Baseball and Softball, the facility would allow the ball teams to “prepare adequately for their seasons” during the winter-weather months.

This letter was attached to the meeting packet and was dated April 23, 2010. The facility was initially included on the construction plans of the new Watauga High School several years ago but was eliminated from the final plans because of budget constraints.

The building footprint is 50 feet by 100 feet. Early this month, the group received an estimate from Mountain Steel Buildings for the building in the amount of $175,750, which doesn’t include fees for permits, plumbing, electrical or HVAC.


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