2014-04-02 / County Lifestyles

Lyford planning 4 ball parks


As many as four ball parks will be added to the city’s recreation department and officials can’t wait to get the ball rolling.

Mayor Henry De La Paz said they have submitted papers to city attorney Richard Hoffman for review.

The plan calls for creating three parks on the existing ground north of city hall and one across from the Catholic church.

“We estimated the cost at $68,000,” he said. “Half of that was for materials and supplies.”

The city got a $50,000 donation from the Willacy County Commissioners’ Court for the ball parks project and that is going to help a lot, De La Paz said.

He said Duke Energy, the company that built a wind farm east of the city, is expressing interest in helping with the project.

“I am also sending letters to a number of businesses like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Tractor Supply,” he said. “We want to make a good park.”

Although the county commissioners approved a memorandum of understanding with the city of Lyford, the money they approved is subject to the upcoming budget.

But Lyford officials are going ahead with the project, hoping the city will get reimbursed.

In another city matter, city hall is taking applications from interested persons wanting to be members of two committees: one for a 4A corporation and one with a 4B.

He said a total of 12 members, six for each committee will be needed.

“This is very important,” he said. “These people will be in charge of writing the bylaws and anything else about the two corporations.”

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