By AMY GAREIS       News-Herald Staff Writer

CADIZ – Preliminary talks are under way to possibly make more room for campers at Sally Buffalo Park, and changes could be seen next year to help lodge the influx of oil and gas workers.

Park Manager Eric Walker said officials have taken some initial steps to survey one site near Mazeroski Ballfield, but it will take money to bring it into fruition. The area, known as the Boy Scout Camp, was surveyed for free by Eugene Hilligas and is located not far from the new park building off of Industrial Park Road.

“We can fit 30 campsites that would accommodate full-sized campers. We’ve been keeping [the land] mowed for the last 10 years hoping to use it someday.”

The 450-foot-by-350-foot section has gravel road access but still requires utilities, and that will take some coin. Walker said costs to install the infrastructure have not been estimated yet. Some other village-owned land near the Cadiz-Harrison County Industrial Park was also eyed, but no formal talks have occurred since MarkWest purchased land for its planned processing plant in that vicinity.

More on the possible park expansion can be found in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.