A grant will help the Solanco Little League go greener.
The $5,000 Land O' Lakes Foundation grant will help pay for a rainwater collection and storage system at the league complex on Kirkwood Pike, said league president Ken Crank.
"We're going to collect rainwater off the buildings and store it in a tank. We'll then use the water to irrigate the ballfields," Crank said.
While the fields normally don't need irrigation, that can change during the summer.
The Solanco Little League can use its fields, buildings, and other Kirkwood Pike facilities year-round, Colerain Township's zoning hearing board ruled January 8. The league can also allow other teams to use their fields, the board decided.
Solanco Little League will have to wait until next month to find out if it can use its Kirkwood Pike complex year-around and can allow teams from other leagues to play on the fields.
Colerain Township's zoning hearing board will give its decision on the fields' use in January. At the same time, the board will also rule on a league request to be able to use a public address system on a third field. The league already has permission to use public address systems on two of its eight fields.
Colerain Township's zoning hearing board granted Solanco Little League's request to postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday, October 9. The league was scheduled to appear before the board on that date.
The league asked that hearing be put off until November 13 and the hearing board approved that request Wednesday night.