April 2015. . .that’s when the new Sallisaw Sports Complex is expected to be ready for play. City Manager Bill Baker said Sallisaw City Commissioners unanimously approved bids at a special meeting Wednesday morning to provide water to the complex and for lighting. Construction is to begin May 12 on four baseball fields and four softball fields. Seven of those fields will be lighted, and the city is searching for funding to light the eighth. Baker said the city commissioners approved a contract with LLG Construction Inc. of Oktaha, for $339,330 to build the 12-inch waterline down Delaware Street to the complex. The LLG bid was the lowest. The commissioners also approved an agreement with Hawkins-Weir Engineers of Van Buren for administration and inspection of the water line. Baker said the $3.9 million sports complex project contract is for 300 days and the complex should be done, weather permitting, by March or April next year. Stay tuned to KXMX for the latest news, or visit www.kxmx.com.
By Sally Maxwell
Senior News Director