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April 10, 2013 | 1,564 views | 1 comment

STOCKDALE -- A young boy, whose life was taken too soon, will be remembered for his love of T-ball. The late Hubert Tomerlin, who helped establish the Stockdale Little League, will have a baseball field dedicated in the name of his great-grandson, Bryce.

During the April 2 Stockdale City Council meeting, Stockdale Little League President Rusty Duncan asked the council for permission to dedicate the Central Park Baseball Field to the memory of Bryce Tomerlin.

Bryce, 2, passed away in late February, and loved to play T-ball, Duncan said. A memorial stone with Bryce’s picture will be placed outside the backstop.

In a second youth-related issue, the council approved participation in the Floresville Electric Light and Power System’s (FELPS) 2013 Summer Youth Program, in which FELPS will donate $2 for each meter in the city and the city will match the donation. The amount has doubled from last year’s $1 per meter. The council approved the funding to be split equally between the youth activities in the Stockdale Park(s) and the Sarah Bain Chandler Public Library.

The council also revisited items discussed at previous meetings, including public safety.

Stockdale Fire Marshal David Rice provided an update for the council about the March 14 council workshop regarding the 2012 International Building and Fire Codes. According to Rice, the last codes were adopted in 2006. He suggested that the council adopt separate ordinances for fire, building, and electrical, since the fire ordinance alone contains 20 amendments.

In yet another safety issue, Rick Rutland and Jennifer Dillingham, representing the Stockdale Chamber of Commerce, returned to revisit an item from the March 5 council meeting.

The chamber plans capital improvements to the Stockdale City Park and adjacent rodeo grounds, including the construction of a concrete ramp to be ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)-compliant and a new 29-foot-by-29-foot concession stand. The chamber will pay for all construction costs, and hopes to have the work completed for the Stockdale Watermelon Jubilee in June. The council gave its approval to proceed with the projects.

Also during the meeting, the council addressed items related to infrastructure improvements within the Stockdale Industrial Park. See page 5A for more.
 

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