City council approves request from CCAC to help to fund new scoreboards

A view of the entrance at the City-County Athletic Complex. News Now Warsaw photo by Dan Spalding.
By Dan Spalding
News Now Warsaw

WARSAW — The first two requests sought by non-profit groups seeking federal ARPA money were reviewed and approved by Warsaw City Council Tuesday night.

Those came from the City-County Athletic Complex and the Salvation Army.

Representatives of the CCAC sounded a dire request about the condition of the athletic fields.

They asked for funding to purchase eight new scoreboards. 

Council member Cindy Dobbins outlined their request, pointing out that some of the scoreboards no longer work and are 29 years old. 

CCAC president Mark Skibowski also weighed in, saying the facility is 29 years old and looks like it. 

He also pointed out that the city cut off annual funding for the CCAC this year.

Council approved a plan to provide $46,916.

The CCAC is also seeking another request, but that one was not reviewed on Tuesday. 

Council also approved $19,500 for the Salvation Army’s roof on the building at 622 N. Elsworth St., where the food pantry and service center is located. 

The on-going requests are part of a new effort to distribute much of the remaining money from the American Rescue Plan and is offering to cover 80 percent of the request if the groups are willing to cover 20 percent.