Commissioners vote funds to improve ball fields

April 27, 1993|By Kerry O'Rourke | Kerry O'Rourke,Staff Writer

Carroll commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to spend $38,713.25 to help improve ball fields in New Windsor, Woodbine and Union Bridge, and for several other recreation and parks projects.

The projects are "self-help projects," so named because area recreation councils provide volunteer labor and some of the money for them.

The projects are:

* A tot lot replacement at Westminster Elementary -- $11,599.

* A tot lot at Piney Ridge Elementary -- $9,500.

* Ball field improvements at Salt Box Park in Woodbine -- $5,688.

* Ball field improvements at Elmer Wolfe Elementary in Union Bridge -- $4,228.

* Ball field improvements at the Community Center in Union Bridge -- $3,718.

* Repair work at the concession and storage building at Deer Park -- $2,250.

* Ball field improvements at New Windsor Middle -- $1,732.

Money for the projects will come from the fiscal 1991 and 1993 budgets, said county Budget Director Steven D. Powell.

The commissioners voted not to help pay for two projects -- a fitness course at East Middle in Westminster, $4,525, and an irrigation system for Magin Field in Deer Park, $7,938.

Mr. Powell recommended no contributions to the two projects. Not many people use a fitness course in South Carroll similar to the one proposed in Westminster, he said, and he questioned whether the county should irrigate ball fields.

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