Archive for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Progress being made on LHS, Free State fields

New fields at Lawrence, Free State high schools should be finished by Aug. 15

Work is again in progress on the new Lawrence High School fields after last week’s heavy rains. The softball diamond backstop framing and light poles are in place while in the background the tennis courts are removed to make way for parking lots. Construction is also continuing on fields at Free State High School.

Work is again in progress on the new Lawrence High School fields after last week’s heavy rains. The softball diamond backstop framing and light poles are in place while in the background the tennis courts are removed to make way for parking lots. Construction is also continuing on fields at Free State High School.

June 24, 2009

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Athletic field work ramps up

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The rain last week turned to a summer heat wave, but that hasn’t deterred work on the new high school athletic fields.

“Not everybody’s working seven days a week, but some of the contractors are,” said Tom Bracciano, division director of operations and facility planning for the Lawrence School District. “The heat’s not real pleasant, but it’s dry and they’re making progress.”

At Lawrence High and the virtual school site, work is being done in all aspects of the upgrade. Lights have been installed at the football and softball fields and in the current LHS parking lot.

The Lawrence Tennis Center is gone and will become a parking lot and the new tennis courts are being excavated near the soccer fields.

Storm sewer work also continues and the drainage is being installed at the baseball field.

Work is also moving along at Free State High.

“It’s been so hot, so it really dried off pretty quick,” said Bracciano. “Everything is really starting to come together.”

The fields should be completed by Aug. 15 and should be ready for the start of the new school year, he said.

Comments

purplesage 6 years ago

The way government subdivisions continue to spend tax dollars is just maddening. I question artificial turf from a safety standpoint. I question the judgment of the BOE in this kind of expenditure when classroom cuts are a reality. Wag the dog?

Clickker 6 years ago

What about the Tennis courts?

Why no mention of that?

kansasmutt 6 years ago

Cant wait to see the flooding this will cause and the money the district will be owing the homeowners soon.Yall taxpaers are in for a rough ride in Larryville. Think before you vote next time. look at your choices a bit deeper.Agendas get you in trouble.

BigAl 6 years ago

Long overdue. These should have been built years ago.

bearded_gnome 6 years ago

Clickker: from the article: The Lawrence Tennis Center is gone and will become a parking lot and the new tennis courts are being excavated near the soccer fields.


and don't talk too loud about the future tennis courts, and their lights. previous discussions of those have driven Bronzie way over the edge, gotten him thrown off, or TOSsed off.

the article clearly indicates the lawrence tennis center is gone, so that more parking can be built something Bronzie has said was necessary from one side of his mouth, but he opposed and tried to stop the tennis center's getting torn out to indeed make way for the parking--from the other side of his mouth.

bearded_gnome 6 years ago

big-al, you and I almost never agree but here we do. these fields are way overdo.


important to note: Bronzie has been beefing about the "flooding" or "drainage" today, yesterday. a month ago he was posting how flooding from the lhs fields was causing all kinds of trouble in his neighborhood, he even falsely cited Cornerstone Baptist's basement getting flooded, like he really cares. and, that was during flash flooding that was way beyond normal rain and flooding, but in his world lhs improvements were to blame.

the problem is here: the article above this thread indicates that the drainage mitigation is far from done at this time!

and, last year, Bronzie was expressing himself satisfied with the drainage plans.

so, which is it?

apparently Bronzie can't make up his mind, or he has some other agenda.

on another thread he asks if lhs students voted for the field...what a silly question to ask. its the community that decides on the school facilities, and this community did decide. but Bronzie doesn't like it. and he doesn't own a house, it is his mother's.

bearded_gnome 6 years ago

whatsa matter Bronzie? turf got your tongue?

I gather from the article that the tennis center is moving, and I hope there'll be good lighting for it over there.

suppose we can get the lights put in as adjustable, so we can point them at a certain nettlesome neighbor who aggitated for a frivelous lawsuit?

hey Bronzie, what happened, speaking of aggitation, to your plan to get University Place to sue?

remember, you signed that agreement representing your mother but you signed without good faith.

and, as pointed out elsewhere, you are not carrying out the Power of Attorney responsibilities you have properly.

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