Park to get new equipment shed

RICHARD NELSON

editor@dibollfreepress.com

The city’s commitment to spruce up its amenities continues, as Diboll City Council on Monday voted to replace the Old Orchard Park storage shed.

The roof leaks in the old shed, which is used to store Diboll Youth Baseball equipment, and would have cost about $3,000 to repair, according to Diboll City Manager Dennis McDuffie. “It’s (the structure) very unsightly,” McDuffie reported to council. “It’s the worst building we’ve got out there.”

The city will now remove the old building and purchase a 12-foot by 30-foot metal building at a cost of about $8,000.

In other business, council approved the purchase of a new police car for $26,955 police car. It is part of the city’s end of a Thomas T. Keeler Grant, which paid for two other cars.

The “Welcome to Diboll” billboards on each end of town will soon be the city’s to maintain. The owners, Buddy Temple on the south end and Rufus Duncan on the north, agreed to deed them to the city. Both billboards will need new wraps, which the city will pay for.