The Caneyville City Commission selected the scoreboards for the new Caneyville ball park and announced its endorsement of a contract with RC at the regularly scheduled March 11 meeting.
It was announced at the meeting that Caneyville Recreation, Inc. will sign the seven-year contract with the RC Cola company.
Per the contract’s terms, RC will fund the cost of the two new scoreboards with LED lights (on which RC has agreed to perform upkeep maintenence), new coolers for the concession stand, and a vending machine to be placed at the park, for which the park will receive a 10% commission rate.
In exchange, Caneyville Recreation will buy and sell a minimum of 500 cases of RC products during fundraisers throughout each year of the seven-year contract. The ball park’s concession stand will also agree to sell RC products, per the contract’s terms.
It was also announced at the meeting that the electrical work for the new Caneyville ball park has been completed pending the construction of the concession stand and because the electrical costs were lower than anticipated, Commissioner Debbie Embry made the motion to place lights on both ball fields. The Commission carried the motion.
In addition, the dugouts are ready for the roofs to be placed on them, and light poles for the ball park have been delivered and will be set on March 30 by a group of volunteers.
In other business:
- Caneyville Fire Chief Anthony Clark reported that the Caneyville Fire Department had received a $3,200 grant from the Kentucky Fire commission to be used to purchase a new thermal imaging camera. Clark said the Fire Department’s current camera has stopped working properly and parts to repair it are no longer made. Clark said he has received a $4,500 quote for a new camera, but he said he will check for additional prices, as well. The Commission motioned to authorize Clark to accept the grant and purchase a new thermal imaging camera at his discretion.
- Avery Flener reported to the Commission that the grit chamber at the waste water plant is not working properly. Flener said grit is building up instead of going into the grit chamber and needs to be pumped out. The Commission told Flener to contact a vender to pump the grit from the chamber and, in addition, to contact Kenviron’s to make them aware of the problem, which Flener said has occurred as a result of incorrect engineering.
- Caneyville City Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Brown reported to the Commission that Caneyville has received a Safety Grant for $3,000 from the Kentucky League of Cities to be used to replace two pieces of playground equipment at the park located by the Fire Department and for the purchase of additional safety signs for the city.
- Denton Leach, of Conklin Roofing Systems, discussed the repairs needed for the old Caneyville school with the Commission. The Commission had originally contracted with Leach to repair leaks in the roof for a cost of $10,000; however, Leach discussed a number of other problem areas along a part of the building where covering has pulled away from the brick over time which has allowed water to seep into the building, as well. Leach said he could make the necessary repairs and replace the metal in those areas. The Commission agreed on the necessity of these additional repairs at an additional cost, not to exceed $5,000.
- Brown gave the first reading of the non-exclusive cable franchise ordinance, which is not to exceed seven years. The second reading will be on April 18.