After more than an hour of discussion on what needs to be done to complete the new park on Highway 96 Tuesday night, the Burns Board of Commissioners voted to move ahead with obtaining the engineer’s drawings needed to prepare specifications to solicit bids. Mayor Landon Mathis also asked attorney Tim Potter to prepare a resolution to seek permission from the Office of State and Local Finance to begin the process of borrowing the needed funds. That resolution will be presented at the board’s March 4 meeting. Exactly how much money will be needed and where it will come from are still to be determined. Parks Director Chris Ward presented a more detailed projection of the work still needed to complete the first phase of the park at Tuesday night’s special session. Ward estimates it will take $279,000 for site work, a concession stand, utilities, fencing and preparing four ballfields. That does not include another $225,000 to light four ballfields. However, throughout the meeting, Mathis kept saying he believes the town will be able to get the work done for much less money through donations and discounts from area vendors. Mathis also said the town has the option of leasing the lights in a 7-10-year agreement that will require much less money on the front end. “There are a lot of ways to shave these numbers,” Mathis said of the projections. But Commissioner Shot Grove continued his opposition to spending any taxpayer dollars on the park, saying the town already has three ballfields and doesn’t need the new park. A motion by Bill Allen to spend up to $5,000 to obtain engineer’s drawings passed 3-2, with Allen, Steven Hayes and Mathis in support. Once the financing plan is approved by the state, the town can then begin the process of borrowing the money needed. TriStar Bank has offered to donate the interest on a five-year loan to help complete the project.