Tonight: Atherton considers Little League request to hold tournament in town


The Atherton's City Council is scheduled to act on a request by the Menlo-Atherton Little League to host an all-star tournament in Holbrook-Palmer Park in July 2017 when it meets on Wednesday, Nov. 16, starting at 7 p.m.

The meeting is in Atherton's council chambers, 94 Ashfield Road, Atherton.

The Little League is allowed to use the park's baseball field until June 30, but is asking to host the tournament July 1 to 15, including Sundays. It proposes paying $30 an hour to use the field during the tournament, which Community Services Director Mike Kashiwagi estimates will be between $1,500 and $2,000.

Mr. Kashiwagi's report recommends the council approve the tournament.

The Little League has asked to sell snacks and drinks and use a public address system to introduce players and for the National Anthem, but not for play-by-play coverage.

The report says that the league has separately agreed to spend in coming months about $25,000 for work on the field and the facilities there.

The council is also scheduled be updated on plans for a new civic center. A town staff report deals with a new corporation yard and a San Francisco Public Utilities Commission water pipeline on the edge of the civic center site. The commission wants the pipeline left in place.

The report says the civic center's design development should be completed by the council's Jan. 18 meeting. The architects will then draw up construction documents.

At the beginning of the meeting, the town will award its annual Tree Protection Awards and hear the Atherton Library's annual report.

Barbara Wood

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