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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

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Wellsville will move city park's batting cage

By Landon Bench

September 25, 2006 | WELLSVILLE -- City Council members voted unanimously Thursday in favor of a proposal by Boy Scout William Cox, 15, of Troop 109, to move the old batting cage in Wellsville City Park.

Cox, in full Boy Scout attire, told the council all he would need from the city would be a backhoe operator for moving the batting cage poles and for cement pouring and removal. The estimated cost for this procedure would be around $200, a cost some say is well worth it.

"I love being able to play sports in my community, but sometimes there just isn't anywhere to park around the basketball court or whatever," said Elliot Clark, a native of Salt Lake now living in Logan.

Cox's mother, Mary, also agreed the cost would be well worth having more space.

Cox said he would like to move the poles to get ready for baseball season.

Wellsville plans to add more parking spaces for Christensen Field, the field in which the batting cage will be located once it is moved. The poles for the batting cages will be moved about 100 feet.

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