New Complex: Welcome
Sunday, September 28
The Building Committee has been active this fall. Several items are on the agenda with plans to have the fields ready for practice next spring. The plan is to install the sprinkler system, establish the base dirt, add mule mix than finish with brick dust and sod the field areas. Fields 1 and 3 will be ready for use starting 1 Feb 2015. Fields 2 and 4 will have the sprinkler sytems installed beginning 1 Oct 2014. Sod is planned for spring of 2015 and with a 45 day wait for establishment of the roots we hope to declair them ready for use. We need to thank Phil Vandiver of District 4 for this drainage pipe andit's installation.
A drainage pipe has been installed by District 4 beginning at the street inflow from Lorie's Landing just outside of the outfield fence line around field 1 to a drainage box leading to a large pipe going down the bank to the Monrovia Community Center property drain. This pipe will eleminate most ofthe excess drainage that has caused the washing across field 1. We have also added a major surface drain system to both field 1 and 3 infield areas to eleminate the pooling of water which had been causing problems.
Alabama's Mountains, Rivers, and Valleys Resource Conversation and Development Council Grant:
The $10,000 grant secured by State Senator Tom Butler was used to help install the 4 main backstops. The work on the backstops was completed the last week of August, 2017. The paper work to certify completing the requirements of the grant has been submitted.
If you have not stopped by to take a look at the new fields, please do. They are quite impressive.
Thursday, January 10
The New Complex will be under construction for some time. There will be plenty of time for individuals and organizations to make donations to support this development. It would be nice if someone could step up and make a donation to cover the total construction cost of the new facility. A donation of that magnitude is not likely. What we can hope for are donations of a few hundred $ to as much at $20,000. The sooner we get substantial participation from people who want to see the project moving along, the sooner the facility will be completed.
The following is a list of items that an individual could pick from in order to make a donation. A brass plaque will be placed on the item in honor of the donor(s).
- Park Bench(s), (6',8' L)
- Table(s), (6',8' L,Handicap)
- Park Bench/Table Combination(s)
- Playground Equipment, (Select items from Catalog)
- Ball Field Fence(s)
- Storage Building, (10' x 20'-Steel)
- Batting Cage(s),
- Bleacher(s)(3 row 15' L)( #, 1 -- 16 )
Thursday, January 10
A plan is underway to sell bricks for a wall of honor to help finance the cost of the CONCESSION BUILDING. The building will have a second floor that will house the score boxes and hospitality room. The facility is designed to allow MPRA to hold major tournaments. The building will contain most of the facilities available in our current concession building but with larger restrooms.
The bricks will be placed on the surface of the building that faces the parking lot. All of our buildings are constructed with rough face blocks. The side of the building that faces the parking lot will be built with smooth face blocks that will allow installing the brick over the smooth surface. The brick will be placed from the 2' level to the 7' level, thereby allowing the public to read all engravings. No bricks will be installed until the building is completed, allowing for maximum brick sales. Bricks sold after the completion date will have to go above or below the initial band of bricks sold. Bricks may be purchased using the MPRA Brick Sales Contract.
(Note: You may purchase any number of bricks to satisfy your need) Number of Bricks Sold 1
See Handouts: MPRA Brick Sales Contract
Brick Size Cost Number of Charactors
3.75" X 7.75" $100 50 (2 lines)