Baileyton ready to play ball


Councilmen Gene Sumner and Wendell Peterson at this week’s meeting of the Baileyton Town Council (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

BAILEYTON – Baileyton’s youth baseball and T-ball signups will continue through Feb. 12 at Baileyton Town Hall the town council said at its regular monthly meeting this week. The fees are $45 for one child, $70 for two children and $90 for three. The signups are for children ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12.

Practices are expected to begin in early March, and the Town is seeking to purchase an infield groomer and possibly a drag attachment for the fields at Baileyton Town Park. The council agreed to purchase a RAHN groomer pending a consultation with Rickey Self, the grounds maintenance supervisor at Cullman’s Heritage Park. 

The off-season improvements to the outfields and drainage repairs seem to have been successful, despite the wet winter and recent heavy rains, said Mayor Johnny Dyar, who reported, “The fields are dry.”

The council also discussed possible solutions to the upkeep of the batter’s boxes. 

The council gave an update on the new solar lights being added to the park and walking trail, saying that after trying several different solar light options, one outperformed the others and the council agreed to move forward with putting up more poles and lights. 

The basement at town hall has been emptied of equipment left behind by a previous renter. The Town accepted bids for the items. The basement has now been cleaned and painted, and the council agreed to rent the available space for $300 a month plus light costs. The Town is currently speaking with a potential renter for the space. 

Other business discussed included adding and replacing lights on Oliver Road near Parkside School, adding signs on Church Road near Mt. Hermon Church and maintenance of culverts around the town. The council also brainstormed ideas to prevent motorists from running stop signs on Summit Road by the drag strip. No official actions were taken.

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