Neosho City Council members heard about two playground structures at Morse Park which will need to be replaced.

Neosho City Council members heard about two playground structures at Morse Park which will need to be replaced.
"Council, we are  getting things wrapped up at Morse Park as a result of the flood last year," said Dana Daniel, interim city manager. "This addresses the two playground structures damaged, one was on the north (by low water bridge) on the north end of the ball field, and one is near the helicopter. We are looking for insurance to cover the one on the north end and if that goes through, we would actually put it closer to main concession stand. The other structure would be reimbursed by FEMA at 75 percent, (I) have checked with (city) finance department and we do have that money for 25 percent on our part. These are things that we have to do before we get that FEMA reimbursement."
Council member Tom Workman asked Daniel on where the playground structure on the north end would be placed.
"In the grassy area, near the main concession, adjacent to the concrete patio area," said Daniel.
Workman then asked, "does that increase our liability for foul balls? It would be nice to be closer to the baseball fields, because the other one is away. (However) I would be real nervous about the playground right in the middle, that is right where three fields come together. You have three different directions of baseballs coming right over that backend."
Daniel asked the council to approve the quote from Miracle Playground and Ozark Mountain, Miracle is the manufacture and Ozark is the installer.
Council approved the motion for the playground structures, however are wanting to look at options to where to place the one on the north end.