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Council votes to appropriate $1M for sports facilities improvements

Council votes to appropriate $1M for sports facilities improvements



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The Town Council last week voted to adopt an ordinance appropriating $1 million in bonding for improvements to local recreation facilities. 

Donna Bovee, chair of the town’s recreation commission, spoke about the importance of improving the town’s Sage I softball field, the Percival Park soccer field and the Scalise Field restrooms.

“All of you, especially the Town Council field committee, have heard numerous times about the conditions of the field and the much needed renovations for the safety of the kids playing on them,” Bovee said during the April 21 council meeting. 

Bovee also said the town was in a unique position to bond for improvements because of low interest rates. 

While the ordinance passed unanimously, it was met with some skepticism by Mayor Mark Kaczynski, who said borrowing $1 million was “not a responsible thing to do at this point in time.” 

“I don’t care what the interest rate is, borrowing another million dollars...it’s not the time to do it,” he said. “We’re all gonna be faced with some great financial difficulties down the road.” 

Bovee said she expects the improvements could be completed by spring of next year.   

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