POMEROY — Meigs County Board of Education, during a special Wednesday meeting, approved plans for a new baseball field in a special session conducted last week.
The current field was build in the 1970s and board members had concluded that after 50 years of use the field is due for an overhaul.
RVC Architects Inc. designed the new field with input from school officials and Penny Mullen from the firm presented the bids for constriction to the Board.
The architect’s estimate to build the new facility was $250,000. Final bids for the project came from two companies: Green Lawn and Landscape offered a bid of $249,440 and Patrick Mullen Construction at $237,216.
The lower bid from Mullen Construction was accepted and a motion was made and approved to award the bid. The board advised Mullen that the money was available for the project to begin.
The new field will include a new concession area, handicapped accessible dugouts and enhanced seating capacity.
According to Meigs School Superintendent Rusty Bookman, Meigs baseball has had more opportunities in the past six years to host competitions, and good facilities are needed to accommodate any hosting events in the future.
“We have a desire to expand opportunities and instill a sense of pride for our kids, ” Bookman said. “Athletic projects like this will allow us to host more competitions.”
Construction is scheduled to begin immediately for the 2016 baseball season.
The next regular meeting of the Meigs Local Board of Education will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Meigs Local School District Office.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.