VERNON - Vernon City Council will seek a $50,000 loan to move ahead with its renovations to its sports complex. The money will be repaid to the city through a grant.

At Monday nights workshop, the council discussed applying for the loan as a intermediate relief to pursue renovations to SportsPlex. The state Department of Environmental Protections will reimburse the city.

Recreation Director Brent Gibson also informed the council bids for the renovations are ready for their review and the sports program needs new batting equipment. After nailing down the costs, about $30 to $120 per bat, the council told him that the item would be put on next meeting's agenda.

Also at the meeting, the council discussed a state Department of Employment Opportunity hearing scheduled for Feb. 28 that involved former City Clerk Michelle Cook. However, since Cook was unaware of the hearing, another hearing will be scheduled.

Vernon City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of the month at City Hall, 2808 Yellow Jacket Drive.