Easley City Council moved to postpone a vote on the addition of a new batting cage structure at the J.B. "Red" Owens Recreation Complex until the February meeting.
Recently, the Easley Parks and Recreation committee proposed an ordinance to postpone certain improvements to the sports complex site where the Big League World Series is hosted while moving ahead with the construction of new batting cages.
"I think there might be some uncertainty with the drawings and what all is involved in this," Mayor Larry Bagwell said during Monday's City Council meeting. "I think we'd be better served if we got a little more in depth on this."
The committee had also considered a project that involved adding new restrooms, a new mobile concession stand, a press box and new scoreboards at a total cost of $368,000. Another project would be to repave the lower parking lots at the stadium at a cost of approximately $175,000.
The cost to install the batting cage facility is estimated to be between $221,000-$250,000.
Councilman Chris Mann asked how long the project was estimated to take once it was started. The project would need to be completed before the start of the Big League World Series. If a vote on the project is pushed back to February, the second reading would not take place until March.
Easley Parks and Recreation Director Greg Powell said the project would take approximately 60 days.
Mayor Bagwell wanted to be sure all city council members get a chance to review the plans for the batting cages.
"As committee chairman I would welcome that and hope that you would put forth the effort and time to look at that," Mann said.
The vote on the ordinance proposing the construction of the batting cage will be held during the February City Council Meeting.