During their regular monthly meeting June 18, the Piedmont Public Service District Board of Commissioners discussed an upcoming dedication at the Piedmont ball park

Chair Marsha Rogers said the new Piedmont ballpark, now known as the Tom C. Pack Park, is being used regularly. Several church league and other ball games have been held at the facility, she said.

A dedication ceremony for new playground equipment recently placed at the park by the Bonnes Amies Club will be held on Sunday, June 30 at 3 p.m., according to Rogers.

She said other improvements needed at the park include benches for ballplayers, a partial fence for a dugout, painting the old concession stand to match the new one and possibly adding a horse shoe pit.

Rogers also mentioned the possibility of expanding the park.

Fire Chief and Administrator Butch Nichols said the new fire trucks on order for the District should be ready in late August.

Acting on a motion made by Commissioner Al McAbee, with a second by C. E. “Ed” Poore Jr., commissioners unanimously approved third reading on the 2002-2003 budget which becomes effective July 1.

There were no changes since the second reading of the budget held, officials said.

The budget does show that the Fire Chief and Administrator will receive 35 vacation days and a salary of $46,390. The budget also refects a 3.3 percent cost of living salary increase for all District employees.

Commissioners also discussed traffic problems associated with cars blocking roadways at Sue Cleveland School.

Piedmont officials are attempting to correct the problem before school resumes.

Commissioners will not meet in July. The next regular meeting will be held on Mon., August 19 at 7 p.m.

Piedmont budget 2002-2003 (Click Here)





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