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Council hears about ACE Basin Sports Complex

Agsouth Farm Credit tries to move the ball against Colleton County Chiropractic. Photo by Rick Tobin

The Youth Football League has started play on the new Municipal Field at the recently-completed Colleton County Parks and Recreation’s ACE Basin Sports Complex, Director Chris Myers reported to Walterboro City Council members on September 25.

Facilities at the recreation complex includes 12 baseball/softball fields, one multi-purpose field, a picnic pavilion, a gymnasium, a fitness center, two tennis courts, and two outdoor basketball courts, which are currently under construction. Myers said the newly-renovated fitness center contains state-of-the-art equipment to meet any fitness need, from cardio exercises to strength-building. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. “Membership is the most affordable in town and can be purchased in three, six, or 12 month terms,” he added.

Youth Football season began in September and several games have already been played on the new multi-purpose field. Youth Basketball season beings in December and ends in February. Divisions are composed of youth ages 4-6, 7-9. 10-12, and 13-15, and games are played every Saturday.

Free-play Basketball and volleyball is open to all ages. Basketball games are played on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Volleyball games are played on Thursdays.

Dixie Youth (girls) Softball begins next spring, and divisions are composed of youths 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12, Youth baseball also begins in the spring. Divisions are composed of youth in the same age categories.

In other business

–First reading passed on an ordinance join with the Colleton County Council and officials from Lowcountry Regional Airport to grant easements to SCE&G at two property locations on Rivers Street near Robertson Boulevard.

–The City accepted North Memorial Avenue (0.02 miles) into the city’s road system. It was part of the State Highway System.

–A request from the Colleton County High School Band of Blue Booster Club was granted to place temporary signs announcing the Fourth Annual Palmetto Stride 5K Run and Walk on November 10.

–Council granted a request by the Lowcountry International Society, Inc. to use the city parking lot to hold the Annual Lowcountry Foods and Arts Festival and the Annual Christmas Sweets Around the World events on December 8.

–Minutes of the July 24, 31, and August 14 meetings were approved.

–Council went into executive session to discuss negotiations related to proposed contractual arrangements, but took no action after coming back into regular session.