The McPherson City Commission Monday approved a $976,500 construction agreement for improvements at Grant Complex.
The city will be the paying agent for the project with $800,000 coming from general obligation bonds and $176,500 coming directly from the McPherson Recreation Commission.
The project will include two new T-ball fields, as well as a new playground, sidewalks, fences, landscape improvements, bleachers, dugouts, restrooms and irrigation improvements for existing sports fields.
City commissioners signed a 20-year lease agreement in June with the McPherson Recreation Commission.
Within the agreement, the city will fund a portion of the project out of bond money. The McPherson Recreation Commission will then pay bi-annual rent to the city as repayment. The McPherson Recreation Commission will continue to pay for utilities, maintenance and insurance on the property.
The Grant Sports Complex is owned by the city, and the McPherson Recreation Commission is required to make payments to the city in order to build improvements.