Tour shows need for KLL help

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes On the surface, things don’t appear that bad at Keizer Little League Park. After all, from the distance, the 12 fields have green grass and clearly defined base paths. Fences and dugouts are present at each field. Examine the fields more closely, however, and the need for repairs becomes apparent. A closer examination is what happened Tuesday afternoon. Clint Holland, who talked about renovations at the venerable park during last week’s Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (see related story, page A1), led city parks supervisor Robert Johnson and Tony Cuff, Chris Argue and Brad Arnsmeier on a tour of the fields. Cuff and Argue are the two men Holland mentioned during the Parks Board meeting who are looking to renovate the fields one at a time. The need has been identified in recent years as the facility has fallen into a state of disrepair. That’s a far cry from 40 years ago, when the facility was the pride of the city and was being constantly maintained by an army of volunteers. By contrast, Argue pointed to himself, Cuff and Arnsmeier. Not present were Summer and Kevin Catron, as well as longtime volunteer Vern West, who mows the fields using the mower bought by the city two years ago. “You are basically looking at half of the volunteers doing the work on these...

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