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Sardinia highway project and youth sports leagues

WELCOME — The Sardinia Town Board meets once per month, at 12320 Savage Road in Sardinia. Photo by Leo Mrugala.
SARDINIA — Thomas Malecki of Sardinia’s auditing firm, Drescher & Malecki, approached the Sardinia Town Board, during its March 14 meeting.

Malecki informed the board of the town’s financial status, for the fiscal year 2012. “One observation that we’ve noticed is that our time and cost spent on the town has significantly decreased,” Malecki said.

“When we first started working with the town, we spent a lot of time here and we always billed the town for that,” he added. “This year’s cost was about $10,000 less than that initial year, so it shows that the town is improving its accounting records. The only other thought we had was that the town needs, to compile a list of its capital assets and needs to value them. This will better help the town in the future, when it comes to its financial status.”

The board also discussed a plan to construct a new roof on the highway barn.

Highway Superintendent Donald Hopkins said that the operation has been coming along well, up to this point. “We were finally able to get our engineer up on the roof to take a look at the structure,” he said. “We have the plan in place. The town and our partners are on the same page, as far as what we want done. The next step is to get the construction into motion and we’ll meet several times, over the next month, to begin furthering the process.”

The town of Sardinia is working on resolutions with several youth sports clubs.

The board approved an agreement with the Chaffee-Sardinia Youth Baseball League, allowing the town to provide services, with regard to Little League teams.

Upgrades will be made to the town park’s baseball diamonds.

Councilwoman Cheryl Earl said that she believes this agreement will benefit all parties involved. “I think fixing up the ball diamonds would be good for everyone,” she said. “The baseball league officials would definitely appreciate it, as well as the kids who use it. There is no doubt in my mind that these fields will get used, once the weather gets nice. People want to enjoy the outdoors.”

In another matter, the board approved a request from Thomas Foote of the Arcade Soccer Club, regarding a summer camp.

Foote will be holding the soccer summer camp at Sardinia Veterans Park, from Aug. 5 – 9, for area soccer participants who will be entering sixth – 12th grades, next fall.

The Arcade Express Soccer Club had previously been approved to build and utilize a soccer field at Sardinia Veterans Park and has requested this time frame, for its camp.

Sardinia has a certificate of insurance on file. The motion was passed.

The Sardinia Town Board’s next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on April 11.
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