A joint effort is underway in Neosho to help Little League salvage the summer season. The baseball and softball fields at Morse Park sustained significant damage during the recent flood event and are currently not safe for use.

A joint effort is underway in Neosho to help Little League salvage the summer season.  The baseball and softball fields at Morse Park sustained significant damage during the recent flood event and are currently not safe for use.
Little League officials, representatives of Branco Construction, Neosho Public Works Director, Ryan Long, and Harold Long, Public Works supervisor met on Tuesday to formulate a plan.
Branco will provide equipment and manpower to remove fencing, add infield material, and prepare three of four fields for play.  Their portion of the project is expected to take approximately three weeks.
The City of Neosho Public Works department will address repair of the parking lots.  The lots were destroyed by flood waters which eroding them to a depth of more than minus four feet.
Little League will provide organized volunteer groups to help remove signage from the fences, fabric from the fencing, and clean up the concessions.
The Parks Department will clean the restrooms.  They will have them clean and ready for use.
Public Works will test the sewer line that services the restrooms to confirm all is clear.
City personnel will haul away and dispose of damaged fences, fence posts and other debris.
City staff members will work with Empire District Electric Company and with the city's contracted electric services provider to facilitate repairs to the electrical panels that control power for the ballfield lights.
Little League may also utilize Scenic Park and possibly fields located at some of the area churches and schools.