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City and local soccer leagues make amicable agreement

June 17, 2014

Morning News-Lisa Lete Soccer officials Marc Carroll and Tara Cottrell of AYSO Soccer and Enrique Atriaeno of the Aztec Soccer League listen intently to Blackfoot Mayor Paul Loomis as he reviews the agreement of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane between the City of Blackfoot and its soccer leagues.

Blackfoot city leaders and soccer officials representing youth and adult leagues came to an amicable agreement on Tuesday regarding the use of the soccer complex on Mitchell Lane.
The last agreement regarding the issue between the city and the soccer leagues was in 2003 under the leadership of Blackfoot Mayor Scott Reese. The agreement covered priority use of the Blackfoot Soccer Complex, use of the soccer building, maintenance of the fields and marking of the fields.
Mayor Paul Loomis reviewed each area of concern asking for input from the soccer officials present at the meeting.
Marc Carroll, outgoing commissioner of Blackfoot's AYSO soccer leagues, expressed concern over litter found on and around the soccer fields, particularly after the adult soccer games.
"I have found cigarette butts, empty beer cans and occasionally a bottle, " he said, adding that the area is signed "no smoking." "Plastic, aluminum and glass can all cut a person when it gets chopped up by the lawn mower and a kid falls on it."
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