Keep baseball at Lion's Park (Nelson) without restriction on hours.
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In 2010/11 Nelson Baseball entered into an agreement with the City of Nelson to develop Lions Park into a proper Youth Baseball Field. The City and council of the day was extremely supportive. At that time it was estimated that we only would require 100 hours of use and an agreement was entered into with the city.
Immediately upon completing the field, interest in the sport increased and that first year we exceeded the 100 hours and have exceeded them ever since without any issue from the City.
Last year the City decided to start charging us to the use the fields we built. We were notified after registration closed and we took a big financial hit as a result. This sparked a conversation as we understood we would not have have to pay for Lions Park as a result of the agreement. At the very least we thought we should not have to pay for the 100 hours we were given in the agreement. This lead to the City stating that we would not be able to use the field beyond 100 hours regardless if we paid or not.
Sign this petition if you believe Nelson Baseball should be able to utilize Lions Park for the required number of hours to fulfill the needs of the children of Nelson registered in the sport. No restrictions on hours.
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