The City of McKinney placed McKinney Little League Baseball under probation in December, but will allow the league to use city fields and conduct its 2014 season if it meets self-imposed registration deadlines.
McKinney Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Director Lemuel Randolph said that City Manager Jason Gray felt “comfortable” with the league’s action plan that was presented to the city last week.
The league’s status had been on the chopping block since Randolph informed the league last month that its 2014 spring season has been cancelled. In a letter addressed to former league president Jimmy Dempsey on Nov. 11, Randolph explains why the decision was made. He said it was due to instability within the board, poor finances and the cancellation of the 2013 fall season, which Randolph called a “poor decision.” For those reasons, he said the league would not be able to use city fields in 2014.
But Randolph said the league must stick with the action plan presented to the city, and continue to show the city they are working toward implementing sound financial practices, accountable management and completion of background checks.
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