cheap mexican viagra canadian levitra generic hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg overdose levitra orodispersible 5 mg 150mg viagra pills buy wellbutrin 300 mg viagra generic 100mg phenergan 100mg augmentin generic viagra farmaco generico prednisone 40 mg dosage nolvadex tamoxifen generic cipro 500 mg online administrare augmentin 500mg purchase lexapro generic dapoxetine buy uk cialis generic fda stopping 10mg lexapro buy cipro xl viagra generic 100mg cialis 2.5mg price nexium 40 mg flakon cialis online ca lisinopril 12 mg overdose 1000 mg augmentin dosage order propecia europe buy 10mg clomid zithromax tabs 250mg online pharmacy clomid zoloft 150 mg dosage buy levitra 20 mg cialis mg size many mg levitra clomid 50mg round order lexapro online buspar 15 mg high viagra 100 mg prescription buy propranolol 40mg buy ciplai cialis 150 mg clomid twins 800 mg zovirax online prednisone 20 mg pak gold viagra 5800 mg buy lexapro 5mg bactrim generic ds diflucan 100 mg kapseln prednisone 5 mg price nexium price 20 mg cialis 20mg opinie generic zoloft sertraline 5mg cialis generic buy xenical ireland generics cialis zoloft 0.25mg levitra generic 10mg reviews cialis 5mg lexapro 30 mg tablet bronchitis 50 mg prednisone 800mg viagra uk viagra otc generic synthroid 500 mg generico viagra funziona propecia generic form augmentin 625 mg tablets generic viagra 50 mg 50 prednisone ordering online sniffing 20 mg lexapro prices levitra 20mg there generic wellbutrin buy lasix 12.5mg 80 mg of lexapro 10 mg prednisone high taking 150 mg viagra cialis generic name generic viagra europe online consultation xenical zovirax de 800 mg levitra 10 mg identification propranolol nome generico walmart generic propecia celebrex 200mg preis viagra online supply fertomid generic clomid nexium canada buy propranolol 10 mg contraindicaciones get synthroid online mylan lisinopril 5mg nexium 40mg n28 lasix diuretic buy zoloft 50 mg engorda kamagra 100mg erfahrung 250 mg of erythromycin prospecto levitra 20 mg lexapro 20mg generic prednisone 5mg apo lisinopril online canadian medication hydrochlorothiazide 25 mg finasteride propecia online
Share this page on facebook
Village presses league for project deadline PDF Print E-mail
Community
Written by Steve Ostermann   
Wednesday, 18 August 2010 17:46

Trustees ask Grafton Little League to decide if plan for stalled $2.5 million facility is financially feasible

Concerned about the future of a $2.5 million playing facility the Grafton Little League wants to build, the Grafton Village Board has asked league officials to decide if the project is financially feasible.

With a Sept. 1 deadline for the start of construction looming and no ground-breaking plans scheduled, board members decided Monday that the league’s lease agreement to use village land should be amended if the project is still viable.

“How long does it just sit there?” Trustee Ron La Pean asked of a vacant 40-acre parcel the league proposed using for the facility at the northeast corner of Lakefield and River Bend roads.

“At some point, doesn’t the land turn back to the village for something else?”

Last year, the league signed a 30-year lease that paved the way for construction of a state-of-the-art playing complex that would have four lighted ball diamonds, two practice fields, indoor and
outdoor batting cages, a restrooms/concessions building, playground and parking for nearly 300 vehicles.

The lease gives the league until Sept. 1 to begin work, but League President Mark Koehler said the project has stalled due to fund-raising problems.

“It’s a bad time to be looking for money,” Koehler told the board. “A lot of companies are not giving money like they have in the past.”

Koehler said league officials have approached a number of prospective corporate sponsors but have only raised about $30,000. That total, he said, includes league funds and $20,000 in
donations.

“We have pledges for three times that, but most companies say they will give time and materials instead of money,” Koehler added. “A lot of them are shocked at the price tag.

“We need hard money to come in to proceed.”

The league complex is planned for the west side of a village-owned parcel, the east side of which the village is using for yard-waste collection and other public works operations.

In obtaining village approval of the project, league officials cited a shortage of baseball fields in Grafton and an increased need for youth leagues. Last year, the league had more than 400 children on more than 30 teams.

Plans call for the project to be developed in phases, starting with the four game fields. Koehler said first-phase construction would likely spark more interest from sponsors and donors but could cost $500,000 to $750,000.

“Once people see some work actually being  done out there, it would probably encourage them to contribute,” he added.

The $2.5 million cost could also be pared considerably, Koehler said, through donations of materials and labor.

Koehler said the league didn’t plan to hold any major community fund-raising activities until it obtained major sponsorships. “We believe community fund-raisers should be something that fills in costs after we have major contributions,” he added.

Village President Jim Brunnquell said he appreciates the difficult challenge the league is facing and voiced support for the project, which he said should be given more time.

“We’ve been through these things before,” Brunnquell said. “I don’t think we’re at the point of pulling the plug on a great project like this. We have to give it a chance.”

La Pean said he also backs the project but wants a firm deadline included in the lease agreement. “Let’s extend it by six months, one year or whatever, but let’s stick to it,” he said.

Village Administrator Darrell Hofland recommended having the league propose a lease amendment.

Koehler said Tuesday the league was asked to present a proposed lease amendment at the next Village Board meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7.

“We will meet as a group and decide what we can work with,” he said. “We’ll have to look at sponsorship opportunities and how much we need to raise to get things going.

“We have to buy enough times to raise the money, but we also have to ask how much longer we can wait before deciding the project isn’t going to continue.”   

Last year, the project site became overgrown with weeds, prompting the village to notify the league that it needed to maintain the project site. In response, the league allowed a local resident to farm the land at no cost this spring, with plowing controlling the weeds, Koehler said.

Information on the proposed playing facility, including depictions of the completed complex, is available at www.graftonlittleleague.com.
Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
advertisement
Banner
Banner