The Keizer City Council unanimously approved an agreement between the city and McNary Youth Baseball (MYB) at its meeting that will permit the youth league to use fields in exchange for improvements.
In exchange for free use of the Claggett Creek baseball diamonds in 2021, MYB will “cut out base lines, chalk and mow the infield and outfield, install permanent home plates and permanent bases including caps and plugs for all the bases.”
MYB would have exclusive access to the fields between 5 and 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturdays. Outside those times, the fields would be available on a first-come basis. If the city were to charge for the times at $30 per hour per field – the going rate at KLL Park – the value was estimated at $1,920.
MYB’s early Saturday schedule coupled with the low-impact nature of tee-ball is not expected to interfere with adults using the park nearby even if the groups do overlap in minor ways.