Agreement is signed turning over Alma ball field to Village of Alma from Alma Ball Park Association. Pictured sitting left to right are Gary Neilson, Kenny Neilson, Denny Osborne and back row left to right Terry Neilson, Chuck Johnson, Joyce Wilkins, Ivan Wilkins, Judy Wilkins, Joe Wilkins and Mayor Russell Swift.
Committee Appointed to Manage And Develop Alma Ball ParkA special meeting of the Alma Village Board saw the appointment of a seven-person committee tasked with managing and developing the baseball field on the north side of Alma, which was recently donated to the city by the Alma Ballpark association.
Mayor Russell Swift says that there is a lot of work to do on the ball field before it is ready for play, including fixing various electrical problems, clearing out the infield, and putting a new roof on the dilapidated concession stand.
City crews along with a host of volunteers are slated to perform the actual work required to get the ballpark in operational condition.
Swift says that the village hopes to put on a small weekend tournament sometime this fall when the infield is in better condition in order to raise funds. The ballpark association donated $6,700 to assist with the renovations, which the city is storing in a newly-appropriated park fund.
Serving on the board will be Chuck Johnson, Denny Osborn, Joel Gunter, Kenny Smith, Ted Arnold, Steve Lindsey, and Mayor Swift.
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