The condition of the soccer and baseball fields at the Elma Town Park on Creek Road dominated the latest Elma, Marilla and Wales executive board meeting. Executive Board Treasurer Dennis Powers said the park created in 1969 is "overcrowded and the diamonds never have a chance to recover due to the constant play over an eight-month period.
The park attendance has exceeded the participation numbers used in preparing the 10 year plan for EMW Sports Inc. adopted and approved by members of the board of directors in 1978.
Help is also needed in maintenance of the fields. Powers noted that the executive board has invited the supervisors of the three towns to their November meeting to discuss plans for the park and develop a new long range plan.