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Two seniors from the Ashland High Varsity Baseball team are working with the Ashland Parks Commission, North Mountain Park Nature Center, and neighbors of North Mountain Park to allow amplified music before home games this spring. Eric Carlson and Tommy Hulick appeared before the Commission during Public Forum at the January 27 meeting and made an initial request. They appeared back in front of the Commission February 24 as an agenda item. The students have proposed a trial period of up to 11 home games this spring. See the February 24th discussion on the RVTV PEG Player.
Some questions remain as to how long before games music would be allowed and whether or not it would interfere with presentations at the Nature Center, which is located about 30 yards behind home plate. At the direction of the Parks Commission Carlson and Hulick were due to meet with City Parks staff today to finalize items that would need to be resolved. The effort is not only for the benefit of the Grizzly players and visiting teams, it has also turned into a Senior Project, which is required for graduation. Parks Commission Chair Stefani Seffinger complimented the students on learning about and becoming involved with the process to gain an Amplification Exemption Request for the home games.