Close to 75 members of the public in attendance at an information-gathering meeting regarding a proposed sports complex at the existing Bicentennial Park in Buffalo appeared to be mostly in favor of building the complex, although there were some reservations and concerns raised.
Officials from the City of Buffalo and Johnson County had organized the meeting to dispel any rumors and present the facts to the public.
The complex, as designed, will have four baseball/softball fields and six soccer fields of various sizes as well as restrooms and concessions.
Concerns raised included unfit soil and water conditions on the site as well as the complex being too small for its intended purpose.
A number of people suggested building the complex on another as yet determined site.
In the end, according to Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess, the meeting was positive and suggestions and comments from the public will be incorporated into the proposed project.
The next step, according to Buffalo City Planner Zach Montgomery, is to compile the information and present the findings at another public meeting to be held as quickly as possible.
The city and county are hoping to have the facility built by the summer of 2013, if approved.