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Softball Rules
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WETHERSFIELD MEN’S SOFTBALL

WETHERSFIELD MEN’S SOFTBALL LEAGUE

BYLAWS (2007)

 

RULES OF PLAY

1. Governing Rules.

A. ASA Rules. Unless otherwise specified, the rules of the Amateur Softball Association shall apply.

B. Home Run Limitations.

1) Field #1. The limit of over-the-fence home runs for A Division teams is 7, for B Division teams it’s 5, and for C Division teams it’s 3. For all Inter-league games, the lower Division’s limitation will be used for both teams. All balls hit over the fence in excess of the maximum will be ruled automatic outs. Any ball touched by a defensive player, which then goes over the fence in fair territory, will not be included in the total of over-the-fence home runs. Any home run limits may be waived with the consent of both managers.

2) Field #2. The total number of over-the-fence home runs and balls hit into the right field bushes ruled to be home runs is limited to 7 for A Division teams, 5 for B Division teams, and 3 for C Division teams. For all Inter-league games, the lower Division’s limitation will be used for both teams. Any of these home runs hit in excess of the maximum will be ruled automatic outs. Any ball touched by a defensive player, which is then ruled a home run, will not be included in the total number of home runs. Any home run limits may be waived with the consent of both managers.

C. Balls & Strikes. Each batter starts with a 1 & 1 count (1 ball & 1 strike). Once there are two strikes, the batter is entitled to hit one foul ball in that at-bat without penalty. An additional foul ball becomes strike three.

D. Mercy Rule. The 15-Run Mercy Rule will be in effect after 7 innings of a 9 inning game and after 5 innings of a 7 inning game. If the home team is behind, it will be allowed its last at-bat.

E. Breaking-Up Double Plays. If a throw beats a runner heading into second, third or home plate for a force-out with the fielder having an opportunity to turn a double play, and if the runner neither slides nor veers out of the way of the fielder, the umpire shall call an automatic double play.

2. Games.

A. Season. The season typically starts the last week of April or the 1st week of May, and the playoffs end mid-to-late August.

B. Days Played. All regularly-scheduled games will be played Monday through Friday. If both managers agree and there is field availability, make-up games may be played on Saturdays and Sundays as long as they are coordinated with the Scheduler.

C. Game Times. All game-times are at 6:15 p.m., except on Field 1, where the first game shall begin at 6:15 p.m., the second game at 7:30 p.m., and the third game at 8:45.

D. Grace Period. There is a 15 minute grace period for each game. However, if both teams have at least the minimum required number of players at game-time, the game shall be started.

E. Schedules.

1) Availability. The goal of the Executive Board is to have the schedule available by April 25th, but preferably earlier.

      1. Seeding & Division Alignment. Upon reviewing the teams’ prior-year records, personnel changes, the number of teams playing, etc…the Executive Board will establish: team-seeding, the number of divisions, and assign teams to particular divisions.
      2. No-Play Dates. Each team may put in a request, no later than April 15th, for up to 7 regular-season "no-play" dates (between opening-day and July 20th).

F. Number Of Innings. Games will consist of 7 innings on Field 1 and of 9 innings on all other fields. If, after 5 complete innings, or 4 ½ innings if the home team is ahead, a game is "called off" (i.e. darkness or inclement weather), the game will be considered "official" and, thus, a "winner" and a "loser" can be determined. To determine the "winner" and "loser" of a game that is tied at this point, the game will revert back to the last complete inning played or, if the home team is ahead, 4 ½ innings will constitute a game. If the game is still tied after reverting back, then the game will be rescheduled and continued from that point. If 5 innings have not been played, the game must be rescheduled and started anew. (Note: this rule is different during the playoffs. See Playoff Rules 6.)

G. No Umpire. If no umpire shows up at a game, the 2 teams may agree on a choice of any person they wish to umpire. If an agreement is not reached, the game will be rescheduled.

H. Batting Practice.

1) Home Plate. Do not hit batting practice from home plate (hit from beyond 1st & 3rd bases into the outfields).

2) Between Games. There is no batting practice between games on Field #1.

I. Infield Practice.

1) (6:15 Games). Home Team finishes infield practice by 6:05 p.m. Visiting Team has infield practice from 6:06 PM till game time.

2) (7:30 Games). If there’s time for infield practice, both teams will be allowed an equal amount of time. The Home Team has infield practice 1st.

3) (8:45 Games). If there’s time for infield practice, both teams will be allowed an equal amount of time. The Home Team has infield practice 1st.

J. Pitcher Warm-Up. Prior to the start of a game, a pitcher is allowed 5 warm-up pitches. In between innings, a pitcher is allowed 3 warm-up pitches. Overhand throws by the pitcher during his warm-up are prohibited. The penalty for this is an additional "ball" being awarded to the next batter. A repeat of this infraction will result in the removal of the pitcher from that position.

3. Uniforms, Equipment, & Team Responsibilities.

A. Uniforms. Teams must have similar uniformed shirts.

B. Footwear. Rubber cleats or sneakers only. No metal cleats or bare feet allowed.

C. Bats. All bats must be A.S.A certified, presently allowed by the A.S.A, and if required, re-certified (see list of bats that: are certified; that need re-certification; and ones that do have the A.S.A. stamp but are no longer permitted; at www.softball.org).

D. Balls. The league will provide each team with a season’s supply of softballs. Each team must present one of these new game balls to the umpire before each game. A new ball will be put into the game at the top and bottom of the 1st inning.

E. Home Team Responsibilities On Game Night.

1) Scorebook & Scorer. Furnishing a scorebook and a competent scorer. (The plate umpire will be the final arbiter on any discrepancies.)

2) Install Bases. Unlocking the box and installing the bases before the game.

3) Removing Bases. After the game, removing the bases, replacing the

rubber plugs, putting the bases in the box, and locking the box.

4. Cancellations, Forfeits, & Make-Ups.

A. Pre-game Decision To Play. Before game-time, the decision to play belongs solely in the hands of the Wethersfield Parks & Recreation Department. To find out if a game is "rained out", managers may call the Parks & Recreation phone number after 4:30 pm on game-day to hear a recorded message (721-2890). To avoid constant busy signals, please do not give this phone number out to your players. If time/ability permits, "rain out" notification may also be sent out via e-mail at any time.

B. Game-Time Decision To Play. At game-time, the umpire will examine playing conditions and determine if the game shall be played.

C. Team Canceling Game (Excused Forfeit). A team will be given a "loss", but not a "forfeit"; and the opposing team a "win", if it cancels a game with at least 48 hours notice. ?Lose $25 of Forfeit Deposit?

D. Forfeits. Any team that cannot field at least 8 players by the end of the 15 minute grace period, where the opposition does have enough players, shall be issued a "forfeit" and a "loss". The opposing team shall be issued a "win". If both teams cannot field at least 8 players, then both teams will be issued a "forfeit" and a "loss". (Any forfeits will also result in $25 not being refunded from the team’s "Forfeit Deposit". See Eligibility Rules 2.A.).

E. 2 Forfeits = Team Expulsion. Any team with 2 forfeits during the season (including the playoffs) is subject to being expelled from the league. Any team that is expelled from the league because of this rule may re-apply the following year for admission into the league. 

F. Make-Ups. Any scheduled games that cannot be played (ie. inclement weather, no ump, etc.) shall be rescheduled by the following guidelines:

1) Games In May. The affected managers may coordinate with each other and the Scheduler to choose a make-up day/time/field. This effort must be completed by the 1st week-end in June. If a make-up is not coordinated by this time, the Scheduler will take care of assigning it.

2) Games In June. The affected managers may coordinate with each other and the Scheduler to choose a make-up day/time/field. This effort must be completed by the 1st week-end in July. If a make-up is not coordinated by this time, the Scheduler will take care of assigning it.

3) Games From July 1st Through July 15th. The affected managers may coordinate with each other and the Scheduler to choose a make-up day/time/field. This effort must be completed by the July 16th. If a make- up is not coordinated by this time, the Scheduler will take care of assigning it.

4) Games After July 20th ( Including Playoff Games). All make-ups will be assigned by the Scheduler.

5. Number of Players, Substitutions, Ejections, & Expulsions.

A. Only 9 Players. A team may play with 9 players and not incur an "automatic out". If it has 9 players at game time, the game must start. If a 10th player arrives after the game has started, he may immediately be inserted into the field and into the 10th position in the batting order.

B. Only 8 Players. Teams may play with only 8 players with an "automatic out" in the 9th slot of their batting order. If a 9th player arrives after the game has started, he may immediately be inserted into the field and into the 9th position in the batting order, thus eliminating the "automatic out". . If a 10th player arrives after the game has started, he may immediately be inserted into the field and into the 10th position in the batting order.

C. Team Loses Player To Injury. If a team loses a player to injury:

1) Have An Available Substitute. And it has an available player, it may put him in as a substitute in the injured player’s spot.

2) Have 10 + Players & No Substitutes Available. And it started with more than 10 players in the batting order and there is no substitute available (ie. any extra players are "Extra Hitters" or a "Designated Hitter"), one of these extra players may replace the injured player in the field, whereby the injured player’s slot in the batting order is skipped without an "automatic out" and the injured player must either: 1) remain at the field for the remainder of the game, or 2) have a Doctor’s note delivered to a Board member within 24 hours (leaving & not producing a note will result in the team receiving a "loss" and the opposing team receiving a "win"). If an eligible player arrives, he must be inserted into the vacated position. 

3) Started With 10 Players. And it started the game with 10 players, it can finish the game with 9 players, without an "automatic out" in the batting order where the player vacated as long as the player either: 1) remains at the field for the remainder of the game, or 2) has a Doctor’s note delivered to a Board member within 24 hours (leaving & not producing a note will result in the team receiving a "loss" and the opposing team receiving a "win".). If an eligible player arrives, he must be inserted into the vacated position.

4) Started With 9 Players. And it started the game with 9 players, it may finish the game with 8 players, with an "automatic out" at the injured player’s slot of the batting order as long as the player either: 1) remains at the field for the remainder of the game, or 2)  has a Doctor’s note delivered to a Board member within 24 hours (leaving & not producing a note will result in the team receiving a "loss" and the opposing team receiving a "win".). If an eligible player arrives, he must be inserted into the vacated position.

5) Started With 8 Players. And it started with 8 players, it shall be issued a "loss" and the opposing team shall be issued a "win".

D. Player Substitution. Players may be freely substituted in and out of the game. A player must sit out at least one full inning before he can re-enter the game. Players re-entering the game must go back in the game in a defensive position (except if a player is injured and there is no substitute available who has not yet played in the game).

E. Pinch Hitters And Pinch Runners. The only players who may pinch-hit and pinch-run are those who have not been in the game previously except for in an injury situation.

F. Extra Hitters. A team may have an unlimited number of players in its batting order. Anyone hitting for himself but not playing a fielding position is an Extra Hitter (EH). An EH may freely switch with a player in the field without changing his position in the batting order. Any player who arrives after the game has started may immediately be inserted at the end of the lineup as an EH as long as that team’s leadoff hitter has not yet begun his second turn at bat.

G. Designated Hitters. One designated hitter (DH) may be used for another player. This locks the DH in as a "hitter" and the player he hits for as a "fielder". If a DH is used, those two players may not be substituted freely, except in cases of injury where the DH may take a spot on the field (and thus the "fielder" would either bat for himself in the injured-player’s spot or there would be an "automatic out" at the injured player’s spot in the batting order.)

H. Courtesy Runners. A courtesy runner shall be permitted only if there is a legitimate medical reason as to why a player can not run for himself, and he is either pre-approved by the Executive Board or approved by the opposing manager on game night. If a player is allowed a courtesy runner, that runner shall be the player that made the last out from that team (as long as that player does not require a courtesy runner as well).

I. Player Changing Teams. If a player wishes to transfer from one team to another, his request must be made by July 1st and his request will only be granted with the Board’s approval; otherwise, a player having played for one team shall not be eligible to transfer to another team for the remainder of the season. If a team forfeits out of the league or is suspended after June 1st, the players on that team cannot transfer to other teams until the following season.

J. Player & Team Behavior.

1) Upstanding Behavior. Anything short of upstanding behavior will not be tolerated in this league. Any violation is subject to ejection and suspension or expulsion from the league.

2) Verbal Abuse. Verbal abuse of opposing teams, fans, or umpires will not be tolerated. (Remember that the park is a public place for families).

3) Bat Throwing. A player may be ejected from a game for bat throwing. If the act is deemed unintentional, the player will be eligible for the next game. If the act is deliberate, the player may be expelled from the league.

4) Detrimental Actions. If a player or team acts in any detrimental manner to the league or the town of Wethersfield, that person or team may be suspended from one game to the remainder of the season, and in the process, forfeit all rights, fees, and in the instance of a team suspension, games.

5) Contact With An Umpire. Any player or manager attempting to or actually pushing, striking, or otherwise coming into physical contact with an official will be permanently barred from future participation in the league. ? Compare with L. 3) ?

6) Ejected Player. An ejected player shall be out-of-sight and out-of-sound or his team shall risk forfeiture of that game. If a player is ejected for anything but inadvertent bat throwing, he can not play in his team’s next game. A player can be suspended for additional games or expelled from the league if the Board deems his actions to be malicious.

K. Team Loses Player Because Of Ejection. If a team loses a player because of being ejected:

1) Have An Available Substitute. And it has an available player, it may put him in as a substitute in the ejected player’s spot.

2) Has 10+ Players With No Substitutes Available. And it started with more than 10 players in the batting order and there is no substitute available (i.e. Any extra players are "Extra Hitters" or a "Designated Hitter"), there will be an "automatic out" in the batting order where the player has vacated. If an eligible player arrives, he may be inserted into the vacated position, and thus eliminating the "automatic out".

3) Started With 10 Players. And it started the game with 10 players, it can finish the game with 9 players with an "automatic out" in the batting order where the player vacated. If an eligible player arrives, he may be inserted into the vacated position, and thus negating the "automatic out". 

4) Started With 9 Players. And it started with 9 players, it can finish the game with 8 players with an "automatic out" in the batting order where the player vacated. If an eligible player arrives, he may be inserted into the vacated position, and thus negating the "automatic out".

5) Started With 8 Players. And it started with 9 players, it shall be issued a "loss" and the opposing team shall be issued a "win". This "loss" will not count as one of the two "forfeits" allowed each team and $25 will not be with-held from its Forfeit Deposit.

L. Player Expulsion. A player will be expelled for the remainder of the year for the following actions:

1) Ejections. Being ejected from 2 games.

2) Bat Throwing. Intentional bat throwing.

3) Umpire Contact. Illegal contact or attempted contact with an umpire.

4) Fighting. Fighting, or attempting to induce a fight, with another player, umpire or spectator.

5) Conduct. Detrimental conduct.

6. Protest Procedure.

1) A.S.A. Guidelines. Refer to A.S.A. Rule 9 Sections 1-7 when considering a protest.

2) Time Limit. Legible written/typed protests must be received by a Board member no later than 24 hours after the conclusion of the protested game.

3) Protest Committee. Formal protests will be resolved by a three disinterested-person protest committee composing of three board members.

4) Affected/Interested Parties. All affected and interested parties are welcome to give their comments prior to the committee’s hearing.

Ground Rules

1. Mill Woods #1.

A. Dead Ball. The ball will be dead if:

1) Dugout. It goes into a dugout.

2) Equipment. It hits player equipment.

3) Backstop. It lodges in the backstop.

B. In Play. Every ball inside the playing area is in play.

C. Under Fence. If a fair ball lodges under the fence, the umpire’s discretion will determine how many bases to award to the hitter. 

2. Mill Woods #2.

A. Dead Ball. The ball will be dead if:

1) Backstop To Benches. It crosses an imaginary line between the end of the backstop and each player bench.

2) Hits Miscellaneous. It hits a spectator, player bench, player equipment, spectator stands, or lodges in the backstop.

3) Tree-Line. On the the 1st base line the ball is dead if it touches the trees or crosses the tree line on an overthrow or foul ball.

B. Under Fence. If a fair ball lodges under the fence, the umpire’s discretion will determine how many bases to award to the hitter.

C. Left Field Trees. In left field, if the ball hits the trees hanging over the fence and does not go over the fence, the play is dead and the umpire’s judgment will determine whether the ball would have gone over (a home run) or if a ground rule double or triple should be awarded. If a ball is caught off the trees, it is not an out. The umpire’s judgement will determine whether the ball, not hitting the trees, would have gone over (a home run) or not gone over and uncaught (thus awarding a ground-rule double or triple).

D. Center Field. The umpire’s judgement will determine if any balls hit into the bushes to the right of the left field fence shall be awarded a ground- rule double, triple, or home run.

E. Right Field Fence. In right field, a ball hit over the fence into the tennis courts is a home run.

F. Right Field Bushes. Balls going into, through, or over the bushes in right field will be ruled dead and the umpire will award a ground-rule double, triple, or home run. Ruled home runs are counted toward the home run limitation [Rules Of Play 1. B. 2)].

G. Ball/Fence Relation Situations. A batted ball hitting fair and rolling outside the fence (in either left or right field) is in play. A batted ball bouncing over, going through, or lodging in the fence will cause advancement of two bases from the start of play.

H. In Play. All other balls within the playing area are in play. 

3. Mill Woods #5.

A. Dead Ball. The ball will be dead if:

1) Backstop To Benches. It crosses an imaginary line between the end of the backstop and each player bench.

2) Drainage Stones. It crosses the line of stones in left field.

3) 1st Base Bench Line. It crosses an imaginary line from the player’s bench parallel with the right field line.

4) Hits Miscellaneous. It hits a spectator, player bench, player equipment, spectator stands, or lodges in the backstop.

B. In Play. All other balls within the playing area are in play.

4. Mill Woods #3, Mill Woods #4, & Fuller School.

A. Dead Ball. The ball will be dead if:

1) Backstop To Benches. It crosses an imaginary line between the end of the backstop and each player bench.

2) Bench Lines. It crosses an imaginary line from the player’s bench parallel with the foul lines.

3) Hits Miscellaneous. It hits a spectator, player bench, player equipment, spectator stands, or lodges in the backstop.

B. In Play. All other balls within the playing area are in play.

 

Playoff Rules

1. Teams. All teams will be included in the playoffs.

2. Double-Elimination. The playoffs will be conducted as a double-elimination tournament as long as time and field availability allows.

3. Seeding. Teams will be seeded according to the final standings of the regular season.

    1. Ties In Standings. Any 1st place ties will be broken with a playoff game. All other tied positions will be seeded according to:
      1. head to head records, then
      2. number of runs scored in head to head play (note that if any game scores have not been reported, then a score of 2 – 1 will have been assigned), then

(3) each team’s record in their own division and, lastly, a coin flip.

5. Number Of Innings. All games will be 9 innings. ? 7 innings ?

6. Discontinued Games. Discontinued games (because of inclement weather, darkness, etc.) will be resumed from the point of suspension of play no matter how many innings have been played.

7. Mercy Rule. The 15 run Mercy Rule will in effect.

8. Scheduling Format. The schedule format for each division will be determined by the number of teams in that division, field availability, and time allowances.

9. Home Team. Except during the playoff finals, the team that finished higher in the standings will be considered the "home team" and the team that finished lower will be considered the "visiting team". During the playoff finals, the winner of the "winner’s bracket" will be considered the "home team" in the 1st game. If the winner of the "loser’s bracket" wins the 1st game, then they will be considered the "home team" in the 2nd game.

10. Home Field For All Playoff Games Except Playoff Finals. Before the playoffs begin, each team shall choose its top 3 preferences for "home field" (Field #1 at 6:30 and Field #1 at 8:00 are two different choices). The home team choices will always be given preference over the visiting team’s in determining on which field a game will be played. If a field is deemed unplayable and another field is available, that game shall be moved to the playable field.

11. Home Field Playoff Finals. The 1st game of the playoff finals will be held on Field #1 at 6:30. If a second game is necessary, it will be scheduled for the next available night, unless both managers agree to play the 2nd game on the same night at 8:00 (this request must be made to the Scheduler 24 hours before game-time and it must be approved before the move is considered "official").

12. Player Eligibility. For a player to participate in the playoffs, he must have participated in at least 8 games during the regular season, unless in the Executive Board’s discretion he has played in less than 8 games because of an injury to him. The Executive Board may grant a waiver of this rule if the team involved is otherwise unable to field a full team and it is the opinion of the Board that the substitute player is not a "ringer."

All-Star Game Rules

1. Rules. Regular season rules shall apply. ? Start later…only 1 game & sun in RF eyes ?

  1. Teams. Teams will be established by taking the seeding of teams before the season began and staggering their assignment (ie. 1st place, 3rd place 5th place, etc…will be considered the American League and the 2nd, 4th, 6th, etc…will be considered the National League).
  2. Players. Each team shall send 2 players that can play on the scheduled night.
  3. Managers. The highest ranking managers from each league will be the All-Star managers (if the 1st place manager passes, then the 3rd place manager will be offered the position for the American League, etc…).

5. Home Run Derby. Any Wethersfield Men’s Softball player may enter the Home Run Derby. The entrance fee is $5 per player with all proceeds going toward charity.

Eligibility Rules

1. Player Eligibility. A team shall consist of players that are 18 years or older (17, if a high school graduate). At least half the players on a team’s roster must be Wethersfield residents, and no more than 10 non-residents may be on a roster.

2. Team Requirements. In order for a team to participate in this league, it must provide:

A. Fees & Deposits.

1) Entry Fee Deposit. Pay a non-refundable entry fee deposit of $100 by April 1st (this deposit will be applied toward the entry fee). Failure to meet this deadline will result in either: 1) a $100 additional entry fee cost, or; 2) not permitted entry into the league for that year.

2) Entry Fee & Forfeit Deposit. Pay the entry fee of $600, plus a $50 Forfeit Deposit for a total due amount of $650 by April 15th ("Forfeit Deposit": For each forfeit, teams will be surrendering $25 of their deposit. If a team has no forfeits during the season, the $50 will be refunded at the end of the season. If a team has one forfeit during the season, $25 will be refunded at the end of the season.).

B. Roster. Submit a roster of players to the Executive Board containing each player’s home address by April 15th. For Rocky Hill interleague play, all players will also be required to sign a liability waiver.

C. Correspondence Information. Provide manager & other contact’s phone number(s), e-mail address(es), and physical address(es) to the Board for league communications. It is the team’s responsibility to keep this information up to date and to regularly check for any messages sent to these locations.

D. Managers Meeting. A managers meeting will be held each year prior to the start of the season to discuss league business. Ample notice will be give to each team’s contact(s) as to the day and time of this meeting. On all matters, each team will be allowed one vote. If a team manager is unable to attend, he may assign a proxy (in writing and presented to the Board prior to the meeting) to cast his votes for Executive Board members. For any other voted upon matters, only managers that are present will be entitled to vote.

E. Uniforms. Have similar uniformed shirts.

F. Report Game Results. Must e-mail all game results/scores to the Scheduler within 24 hours of the completion of each its games. If any game scores are not reported, then a score of 2-1 will be assigned, possibly affecting your playoff standings (see Playoff Rules 4.)

Executive Board

1. Election.

A. Number Of Seats. The Executive Board shall consist of 3 to 7 members.

B. Election Requirements. Executive Board members are to be elected annually at a manager’s meeting held prior to each season. Any team that is unable to attend the meeting may submit a signed proxy assigning its voting rights to someone that will be attending the meeting (ie. A representative from another team, etc…). Each team represented may vote for up to 7 candidates. The top 3 vote-getters shall be elected, as well as any candidate who receives at least 50% of the votes.

C. Eligible Candidates. Managers, players, and Wethersfield Parks And Recreation employees are eligible to be on the Executive Board.

    1. Responsibilities. Individually, all members of the Board shall assume an officer position (President, Secretary, or Treasurer) or commit to specific responsibilities helping to run the league. The responsibilities of the Board as a whole include, but are not limited to the following list:

A. Player Eligibility. Establish and enforce player eligibility.

B. Bylaws. Establish and enforce league rules.

C. Scheduling, Seeding, & Division Alignment. Establish and approve league scheduling, seeding of teams, and assigning teams to their divisions.

D. Officiating. Coordinate league officiating.

E. Public Relations. Provide public relations for the league.

F. All-Star Game. Coordinate an annual all-star game.

G. Party. Coordinate an annual end-of-season awards party.

H. Events. Shall approve all league sponsored events and fundraisers.

I. Protest Committee. Maintain a protest committee that is responsible for hearing and acting upon any league protests.

      1. Coordinate Manager Meetings. Shall have at least one Manager Meeting prior to the start of each season. The purpose of this meeting is to vote in Board members and discuss league rules and league business.
      2. K. Officer Positions. Elect Board members to fill officer positions:

        1) President. Shall have a President that:

        a) Shall be one of the elected Board members.

        b) Shall be elected by the Board.

        c) Shall preside over all meetings.

        d) Shall keep the Parks & Recreation Department informed of all league activities.

        2) Secretary. Shall have a Secretary that:

        a) Shall be one of the elected Board members.

        b) Shall be elected by the Board.

        c) Shall be responsible for all correspondence.

        d) Shall be responsible for taking, typing, and distributing minutes from all board and manager meetings. 

        3) Treasurer. Shall have a Treasurer that:

        a) Shall be one of the elected Board members.

        b) Shall be elected by the Board.

        c) Shall be responsible for all league funds.

        d) Can spend up to $100.00 without Board approval. Over $100.00 must be approved in writing by a majority of the Board.

      3. Executive Board Meetings. Shall meet as necessary, with a minimum of half of the Board in person or by written proxy, to constitute a quorum to transact any business. Shall give each Board member a minimum 24 hours notice for said meeting. Notice must also be given to the Parks & Recreation Department.

M. Board Meeting Attendance. Board members shall attend a minimum of 75% of the scheduled meetings and shall not miss two consecutive meetings.

N. Office Removal. Board members shall be subject to removal from office for:

1) Any conduct detrimental to the league.

      1. Any violation of the Rules Of Play sections 4.E (forfeiting out of league) ? we allow non-players to be on the Board...should someone be removed from the Board because their team folded?, 5.J (Player Expulsion), or 5.L (Player & Team Behavior) ? which ones…1) – 6) ?.

3) Failure to fulfill Executive Board responsibilities.

O. Right To Waive Or Alter Enforcement. Upon cause, and after a hearing, the Board may waive or alter the enforcement of any of the league rules.

Amendments to Bylaws

1. Amendments. These Bylaws may be altered, amended or repealed by a majority vote of team managers present and voting at a meeting of the managers or by a two-thirds majority of the Executive Board present and voting at a meeting of the Executive Board. Amendments that require the approval of the Town of Wethersfield shall be submitted to the Town for its approval.

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