HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Minor League baseball is expected to be one step closer to reality in Hillsboro after a series of work sessions scheduled for Tuesday evening.
The Hillsboro City Council scheduled a special work session and a special City Council meeting on June 26th related to Single A short season baseball. The work session was planned for 4:30 pm and the council meeting at 5 pm in room 113 of the Hillsboro Civic Center.
At the work session, staff were going to review key points of a conditional licensing agreement between the city and the Short Season, LLC, the owners of the Yakima Bears.
The term sheet, which was signed by the Council on June 5 and the Short Season, LLC on June 8,created the foundation for the licensing agreement,more commonly referred to as a lease.
Immediately following the work session, the City Council was expected to convene the special council meeting where they will consider approval of the licensing agreement. Mike and Laura McMurray, owners of the Bears, and K.L. Wombacher, the team's General Manager, will be at the Council meeting.
The agreement will still need to be approved by the Northwest League, the President of Minor League Baseball and the office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball, but none of the parties anticipate any problems with those approvals.