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City, CISD in talks over softball fields

June 12, 2019 - 00:00
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COLUMBUS—Columbus ISD is interested in securing the property on which the existing softball fields used by the district sit from the city of Columbus, the Columbus City Council was told Monday night.

Councilman Dr. Michael Ridlen told the council Monday night he had spoken with school district officials and they were interested in acquiring the fields. The two will now proceed with letters of intent and negotiations concerning the transfer of the property. It was unclear at press deadline if the transfer would involve a donation from the city to the school district, or a purchase of the land by the district.

In other business, the council heard from City Manager Donald Warschak that the initial stages of survey work along the city’s property near the Front Street Lift Station should begin soon. He noted that there were some issues over different survey markers having been used in the past for prior surveys.

Warschau also told council members that the final instillation stages of the city’s three new water treatment vessels should begin within the next week. It is estimated they will be online before the end of the city’s fiscal year later this summer.