This version corrects the date of the presentation, which will take place on March 12.
Led by Mike DeFeo, members of the appointed Turf Committee will present their recommendation to the Town Council, recommending turf installation at Fontana Field outside Southington High School.
But could there be more costs than the turf committee anticipated?
Members of the committee spent the better part of three and a half months working on a turf review which determined that the town could over the course of the next decade compared to natural grass if the town were to switch to turf. The move would also provide an increase in use at Fontana Field and could help the town save more depending on additional revenues as a result of the field.
But a leaked comment from insiders involved in the turf installation at Cheshire Academy reveal potential costs that may not have been included in the exploration done by the turf committee.
The question-oriented statement includes details of the turf installation project at the Cheshire prep school, saying there was a $30,000 additional cost for design, increased maintenance costs as a result of a much higher field use, increased costs to students to acquire appropriate footwear for the field and cost increases for track maintenance as part of the project.
Click the link to see being presented to the council on March 12.
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