Batter-up ... in Wyanet

Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 3:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:19 p.m. CDT

WYANET – Wyanet Youth Baseball and Wyanet Village Board are working together to build a new concession stand at the baseball diamond. 

Wyanet Youth Baseball submitted the proposal at the board’s Tuesday meeting and will be funding the 24-by-36-foot building with an additional 24-by-16-foot outside pavilion with seating.

The main building will have a concession stand, storage area, and two restrooms. The structure will be built by volunteers.

The board also discussed allowing alcohol to be brought to the baseball diamond during adult softball league games. Trustee Joe Law will talk to surrounding towns to see what their policies are. There will be further discussion at the next meeting.

Winter weather has taken a toll on roads in the village. As frost settles, the roads will be inspected and a repair plan created.

Residents are not allowed to dump water into the sewer that is not purchased from the village. The board reminded residents it is illegal for sump pumps and rain gutters to drain into the sewer.

The village board also discussed the aging equipment and vehicles being used by village employees. The building and equipment committee will look into prices for replacing some of these items.

The problems on Fourth Street near the school were discussed. The school board and village board are working together to make sure all the children are safe while being picked up and dropped off. Some possible solutions include having no parking on the east side of Arch and the south side of Fourth Street, but no decisions will be made regarding this until the school board has a new pick up and drop off plan to present to the village board.

Also, all sewer lining has been completed except for clean up and manhole restoration.  To date, the village has spend $365,457 of the CDAP grant to for construction.

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