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Section A: General News


4A fails to muster quorum




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May 8, 2013 | 3,480 views | 12 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Business to be addressed by the Floresville 4A Corp. has been delayed, following the board’s failure to muster a quorum for its April 29 meeting in which the corporation was to take action regarding fees at the Floresville Event Center. Also on the agenda were two presentations regarding an engineering study and a proposed lease for athletic facilities and a closed-session discussion of pending litigation related to the event center.

Due to the lack of a quorum, no business could be conducted. However, the two members of the corporation’s board in attendance listened to a presentation by Fidel Villegas of Baseball Country regarding a potential lease to his organization of the area behind the Floresville Event Center.

Villegas and his wife have formed and own Floresville Baseball Country, a company that includes several local tournament directors. The company plans to build four to six baseball fields to host tournaments and teams from all over South Texas. Included with the fields will be new concession stands and batting cage areas for utilization by area youth.

At the center of the proposed plan would be the Floresville Event Center, which would set Floresville apart from other venues, Villegas said.

“We plan to invest over $250,000 in this facility,” Villegas said. “We are prepared to implement an aggressive marketing campaign ... with several different leagues and coaches. We have got a lot of good plans to reach these outlying areas.”

Floresville Baseball Country plans to host tournaments at the proposed new fields for 10 months per year.

Villegas and his wife will return to the next 4A meeting to represent their proposal for consideration.

In attendance: board members Bill Gleeson and Paige Pullin.

 

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In the know  
Floresville  
May 12, 2013 2:34pm
 
Mr. O'Malley, stay out of this. We don't want or need your input. We almost got burned once, we do not want this to happen again. Let us handle it.

 
Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
May 10, 2013 4:37pm
 
They built a nice complex on the southside of San Antonio for 300k. That didn't include lighting. Wish we knew for sure of the plan as in who maintains it, who pays for water usage, electric etc. Until we know all that I ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 10, 2013 3:37pm
 
$250,000 divided by 4 = $62,500 per field. Quality fields, unlighted, may be able to be built for this. How about the cost of the concession stand, restrooms, utilities, sidewalks, stands and parking? Four first class lighted ... More ›

 
Seamus O'Malley  
Poth, TX  
May 10, 2013 12:11pm
 
From what I understand, Sam and others, the cost to the city will be zero. The land will be leased from the 4a and this company will maintain their own property. The reason for the investment is so they may host, for ten months ... More ›

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
May 9, 2013 12:52pm
 
Bending over backwards for Wal-mart and McCoy's was stupid economically and I can provide the data again if necessary. As for the baseball fields, if they can be built them for $250k, how much is the annual upkeep costs and ... More ›

 
Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
May 9, 2013 12:19pm
 
What do they mean by "at the center of the proposed plan is the event center".......

 
Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
May 9, 2013 11:08am
 
Seamus, Floresville under the old regime long had a neon sign above it that said "SUCKERS HERE," which was visible to every con artist in San Antonio. Maybe we're a bit cynical, but we've got good reasons to be. ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
May 9, 2013 10:59am
 
Then the potential builder of the 4 to 6 fields will not object to submitting detailed plans, cost estimates and payment and performance bonds, correct?

 
Seamus O'Malley  
Poth, TX  
May 8, 2013 8:43pm
 
There's no way to substantiate that claim. Villegas is a former police officer and from what I hear, he isn't asking the city for a dime so no it's not the sports complex again. This is private industry doing what it's supposed ... More ›

 
Tyra  
FloTown  
May 8, 2013 5:36pm
 
I agree Sam Eagle! It's the complex rearing it's ugly head again!

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