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December 13, 2012

City, little league hope to play ball

Concerns pitched over revenues to pay for new lights


Council member Jeff Robinson said he did not want to get into an adversarial relationship with the league.

“There have been some hurt feelings but we need to remember we’re trying to provide children with the opportunity to play baseball,” Robinson said.

Robinson said because of some of the feelings, parents have gone to other little leagues or had their kids play select baseball.

“We just want to make sure we’re not pricing ourselves out,” Robinson said. “If it’s a question of $10,000 or $5,000 (on paying the lights), we can always get the money next year.”

Trash bags OK’d

In other news, the council approved spending $102,000 to Houston Poly Bag Ltd. for the purchase of garbage bags for residents to use.

Residents are paying for two rolls of bags each year as part of their trash pickup service. City regulations require all trash to be placed in bags for pickup.

Robinson asked if the bags were really needed and if the monies being used could go to something else.

“There are a number of people in the city that do not use the bags,” Robinson said. “Instead of passing them out to all the residents, we could possibly sell them at a better price than they could find at the store and use the $102,000 for something else.”

City Manager Jerry Blaisdell said the bags were provided as a convenience to customers. He said the program has been positive and the bags are of a higher quality than what is found in the stores.

Steve Bates, director of municipal utility services, said the requirement with bags started as the city was having a litter problem with cans being blown and trash found all over.

“The residents seem to like them,” Bates said.

Council voted 4-1, with Robinson casting the dissenting vote, to approve the bid.


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