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Council to get update on Mustangs at meeting
Monday, September 24, 2012
Martinsville City Council on Tuesday will find out how well the Martinsville Mustangs college league baseball team did during its 2012 season.
The city-operated team, which plays at Hooker Field, had the 24th highest per-game average attendance among more than 500 teams in more than 70 summer collegiate leagues nationwide this year, the trade magazine Baseball Business recently reported.
But the team did not turn a profit during any of its first seven seasons. This season, attendance was not good during the first few games due to rain and excessive heat hurt attendance in July, according to Martinsville Interim City Manager Leon Towarnicki.
The city has committed to sponsoring the Mustangs at least through next year.
When it meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the council will hear a report on the team’s performance this year.
Other agenda items will include:
• Considering final approval of an ordinance declaring the former Druid Hills Pool on Indian Trail and residential properties at 125 Askin St. and 122 Summit St. to be public nuisances so they can be demolished. All of the properties have fallen into dilapidation, according to city officials.
• Considering a plan to stabilize city electric rates.
• Considering a joint resolution with Henry County to rename the former city-county rescue squad building on Hooker Street “Summerlin Station” in memory of the late county administrator Benny Summerlin.
• Considering a resolution recognizing the Martinsville Speedway’s 65th anniversary.
• Hearing an update on activities of the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board.
• Considering routine-type budget amendments.
• Receiving semi-annual reports submitted by outside agencies that were provided city funds for the current fiscal year.
• Hearing business from the floor.
At 7 p.m., the council will meet in closed session to talk with legal counsel and discuss possible appointments to local boards and commissions.
The council meets on the second floor of the municipal building on West Church Street uptown.