I would like to encourage everybody to support the upcoming school levy. The levy will finally address the poor condition of the fields around the school. I have played on these fields as a student, and coached on them as a parent. I have also volunteered my time to help get the fields into semi-playable condition. As a physical therapist, I have suggested to some community members to use them as a place to exercise.
I have heard arguments for and against the track. Some are calling this levy the “Track Levy.” I would ask you to please consider this a “Field Levy.”
The fields are in bad shape; they have deteriorated beyond what moms, dads and kids can do with rakes, shovels and wheel-barrows on weekends. When they were built, insufficient funds led to the lack of a drainage system. In winter and spring they are too wet to walk across, let alone play on. Their uneven surface is a hazard, and they need to be graded, drained and re-planted.
This levy will run for a maximum of only 6 years. For 11 cents per thousand of assessed value, we can make the fields safe and playable. This will benefit everyone who uses the fields, including every child in the school.