LEWIS-The town of Lewis has started to reclaim the Mt. Fay ballfield on Stowersville Road.
The town has leased into the ballfield, which used to host modified baseball and softball games for Elizabethtown-Lewis Central School and other softball events.
Town Councilman Charlie Martin presented the Town Board with an update on progress at the field during the June 14 regular board meeting.
"There is still a lot of work to be done and materials for the work are running out fast," Martin said.
Supervisor David Blades said that the town was looking for those who were willing to donate materials to the project.
"There are some materials that will eventually have to be purchased, or hopefully donated, to get the work done," Blades said. "What we really need right now is topsoil and lumber for posts. If anyone knows of someone who has those materials or has them and wants to donate, they can contact us at the town offices."
Martin said that there has been a lot of work done at the park, starting with the removal of the bleachers, which will not be replaced.
Other work has included the removing of debris, removing and replaceing broken fence posts with cedar posts, rebuilding player benches, removing the scrubboard, renovations to the backstop, digging up and leveling the infield and removing the outfield home run wall.
"With the infield, we will leave the area all dirt," Martin said. "There have been some concerns about tearing down the outfield wall."
Martin also presented a wish list for the project, which included additional cedar posts, grass seed, fertilizer, two or three tandem truck loads of top soil and use of an ATV to drag the infield and roll the outfield.