Morris City Manager Blaine Hill. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

The Morris City Council approved at their regular meeting this week advertising to start taking bids on a number of projects around town. City Manager Blaine Hill told the KMRS Community Connection that one of those projects will be putting a paved parking lot at the Eagles baseball complex, home to Chizek Field. The area has never had a paved parking lot and with last April’s snowstorm, drainage issues occurred that prompted looking at the lot.

“This project is going to put curb and gutter around the edge of the parking lot, put in a paved parking lot, actually put in some concrete around the concession stand, and drainage,” said Hill. “So then it’s going to drain the parking lot and the water’s not going to sit in there.”

There will also be a spot for motorcycles to park, and most likely an area for bicyles. Original estimates had the project costing around $250,000, but revised estimates are looking more in the $200,000 range.

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