Community Athletic Coordinating Council meets |

Community Athletic Coordinating Council meets

Colin Hupp, Tahoe Daily Tribune

The Community Athletic Coordinating Council wants a sports-minded resident to take over the presidential reins.

The council is comprised of representatives from youth and adult sports organizations at South Lake Tahoe. They coordinate field usage between school district teams, city adult recreation leagues, Pop Warner football, Babe Ruth baseball league, club soccer teams, Little League and ASA girls softball. Funding for field maintenance comes from field usage fees of $7 per team member.

When developed, Measure S ball fields will spread usage and create less wear and tear on each field. Maintenance difficulties arise when soccer games are played on baseball fields because soccer is much harder on the turf than baseball. Neither sport should be played during rain or when the fields are wet, said Parks Superintendent Steve Weiss.

“I don’t mind maintenance from wear and tear, but playing when the field is wet causes damage,” Weiss said.

In January, the council plans to meet with the city’s parks and recreation commission, at which time the council will choose its officers. The meeting is intended to get the community involved, Weiss said.

During last week’s meeting, the council heard reports on past and future maintenance projects.

Little League and the city are considering buying lightweight fencing for fields that require fences during play but need them removed quickly for post-game maintenance.

South Tahoe High School Athletic Director Don Borges reported progress on the field of dreams. Last September, the larger field had drainage pipes added in a herringbone pattern to mitigate water buildup.

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