The Ashland Little League received approval from the Ashland Parks Commission Monday night to hang sponsor signs and banners from the fences at Hunter Park. After initial discussion at a recent Study Session, the Commission voted last night to allow sponsor signs to be hung during the baseball season, with conditions on placement of signs in regards to pedestrian walkways and roads. To hear the Commission discussion and Department recommendations on the proposal click here to access the signs chapter. The entire meeting is archived on the City of Ashland website.
Sponsor signs hung near dugouts and on outfield fences are a staple at most youth baseball and softball venues. Sponsors pay the league a fee for the placement, which the league uses to help pay for maintenance, umpires, uniforms, and equipment.
Parks Commission members also heard a request last night from two AHS baseball players. They are hoping, as part of their senior project, to find a compromise with neighbors and the adjoining nature center to allow music to be played at the 11 home games this year. Check out their presentation the Commission action on the proposal here.
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