Fairview green lights field dugouts, landscaping at Bill Andrews Park | News

FAIRVIEW – Hopefully future t-ball players and their families won’t have to grapple through the mud when it rains in Fairview’s Bill Andrews Park. Fairview City Council has given the go-ahead for a major landscaping overhaul on one of the park’s two ball fields as part of an upgrade project that will include the addition of shelters for the players.

The council awarded Fairview contractor Clint Haynes the $ 23,120 job at its regular meeting on Monday, with Haynes forecasting a two-week schedule of start-to-finish work once the weather permits the work to begin. Haynes made a proposal to the council similar to one he had previously made to alleviate a drainage problem on a ball court in Arabic.

In addition to adding wire-guarded shelters, the project will install a 5 ‘wide walkway around the back of the field for a length of 180 linear feet. The work also includes building a 30 ” high retaining wall along the edge of the sidewalk, with rainwater-reducing fillings, drainage tiles and sod to divert and absorb water runoff from the hill overlooking the field.

Named for the late Bill Andrews, a longtime Fariview resident and former Cullman County Commissioner, the park includes two t-ball fields, one of which is plagued by ongoing drainage problems.

In other matters, at its regular meeting, the Council:

Approved a motion from Arab Mayor Bob Joslin asking Fairview to support Joslin’s efforts to convince state officials to widen Alabama Highway 69 into a 4-lane highway from Cullman to Arab.

Approved a one-time donation of $ 500 from the city to the Fairview High School and Middle School fishing team.

Approved a proposal from the Lions club to set up an open-air library facility in the community park, paid for by the Lions club, on condition that the city intervene if the club fails to maintain it.

Discussed but taken no action, a request from a local landowner requesting access to land adjacent to city-owned land.

Discussed but no action taken, a request from a local business owner to assist in the sale of a city property.

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