The Centre City Council and the Centre Police Department are taking proactive measures to step up their game in combating crime and drugs within the city, during the regular meeting of the city council on Tuesday council members approved by a 6-1 margin the approval of $5,000 to the police department to provide some additional training and equipment for its officers.
The council also approved a resolution from Charter Communications; the companies services will remain the same however they are changing names from Charter to Spectrum.
At the recommendation of the City Engineer Mark Welsh the city will be spending a little over $23,000, Mayor Tony Wilkie stated that some of those repairs will include a complete resurfacing of the track with a g treatment.
The council also adopted a new set of policy for the use of the city’s ball fields;
- baseball, soccer, softball tournament rates will be $100 per field per day
- tournaments must have a minimum of eight teams
- there will be no coolers allowed except for one team cooler in the dugout,
- all teams must have a $100,000 liability with the City of Centre additionally insured
- a nationally governing body must sanction all tournaments no exceptions
- all trash must be picked and placed in large garbage bags provided by the city
- teams not affiliated with the City of Centre Parks and Recreation League will be charged $15 per hour for the use of the field lights
- all practice schedules must be approved through the Centre Parks and Recreation Department, no games or practices may be scheduled after 9 p.m.
- No Wednesday evening practices will be allowed, practices on Sunday are to be held from 1-5 p.m. only
- the rate for rental of the cit swimming pool will be $75 for two hours
The next meeting of the Centre City Council will a Work Session scheduled for September 2, at 4:00 p.m. in order to discuss the upcoming Fall Festival.