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Burrell Fast Pitch Softball signs three-year deal for use of fields

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Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, 1:26 a.m.
 

The Burrell Fast Pitch Softball organization officially has a home for the next three years.

Monday night, Lower Burrell Council approved a three-year agreement that gives the group, made up of all female players, the exclusive right to use the same two fields that they have been using for years.

In return, the group will make improvements to the fields at the former Wolf Pak Park on Wildlife Lodge Road, according to Councilman Richard Callender. Callender negotiated the agreement over the past six months.

“It doesn't change anything that they have been doing down there,” Callender said. “It just gives them a little more confidence that they'd be able to use it if they put the money in to make these improvements.”

He said the group is planning construction of a concession stand and restrooms at the fields, which are not those visible from Wildlife Lodge Road. These fields are across the bridge in the park and off to the right.

Also, Callender said the group will apply for various grants with the aim of installing lighting at the fields and may even construct a third field.

Up to this point, he said, the group had been using the fields on a year-to-year agreement in return for maintaining the fields. He said that will continue.

“As long as they don't violate any terms and conditions of their maintenance agreement, we would renew it (the contract) every three years,” Callender said.

The agreement was approved on a 4-0 vote with Councilman David Regoli absent, contingent on some tweaks that Solicitor Steve Yakopec will make to it.

Tom Yerace is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-226-4675 or tyerace@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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