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Baseball Field top Valley Grande City Council meeting

Fixing the baseball fields at Valley Grande headlined the Valley Grande City Council meeting on Monday night.

The entire council was present, Mayor Wayne Labbe, council members Kay Davidson, Sara Day, Jane Harris, Bruce Hughes, Robbie Rose and City Clerk/Treasurer Kim Harris.

Bids will be posted starting this week for companies wanting to repair the fields.

Labbe said it will cost $24,000 to repair the three fields.

Bubba Holley of Parks and Recreation in Valley Grande, said the goal is to get the fields ready for the city’s men and women softball league next month.

In the only new business, the Council approved Resolution 2021-133, which JP LLC Enterprise to apply for a beer and wine license.

John Nettles of Pine Belt Wireless was scheduled to address the council about Broadband, but he did not show up.

In other council news:

-Day said that parts for the wooden park benches were sent back again because the parts were damaged.

The council agreed to give the company one more chance before moving on.

-Day also said that she will start advertising for the Oct. 16 Fall Festival. Vendors can fill out forms and pay the $10 fee.

-The council scheduled a hearing date on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m. at Valley Grande City Hall about a prospective subdivision from Don Smith on County Road 519.

Labbe said that the council  sent out letters to the surrounding residents.

After the meeting, the council will vote at the council meeting in August.

The next Valley Grande City Council will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 2 at Valley Grande City Hall.