Funding sought for soccer house

Friday, February 8, 2008

With more and more youngsters playing soccer, Lewisburg's City Council wants to improve soccer field facilities here with a building that has locker rooms, storage, a concession stand and restrooms.

To do so, the council is scheduled next week to authorize Mayor Bob Phillips to apply for a $30,000 grant from the state. It's one of three applications Phillips may sign, but if the building is built, it will be seen by and serve more people than what the other grants fund.

Council is to convene in City Hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday after a public hearing on annexation plans for the city's business park on Mooresville Highway.

City Manager Eddie Fuller this week reviewed these and other matters being brought before the council's regular monthly meeting.

The cost of the proposed soccer building is $60,000. A $30,000 grant is being sought the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation which manages money in a trust fund established for local parks, recreation, water conservation and natural resources.

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