Neosho City Council approves new fencing for flood-damaged Morse Park

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The Neosho City Council on Tuesday night approved a bid to replace fencing at the baseball and soccer fields at Morse Park, which was damaged by extensive flooding last April.

Storm systems at the end of April dumped up to 11 inches in some places across the region, with Newton and McDonald counties taking a particularly hard hit. Floodwaters washed away roads, closed schools and caused several deaths elsewhere in Missouri.

In Neosho, flooding resulted in the loss of outfield and baseline fencing for five baseball fields at Morse Park and a perimeter fence for the soccer area, which also has five fields.

The total cost of the project approved by the city is $57,000, which includes new fencing and gates for field and equipment access. The city has hired Stafford Fencing, of Neosho, to install chain link fencing, hardware and gates.

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