Letter: Clancy Thanks Residents for Attending Turf Field Outreach Meeting

The Facilities Committee Chairperson said the committee will continue to meet "throughout the summer and discuss topics that were raised at the meeting."

On behalf of the Facilities Committee of the Westfield , I would like to thank the residents surrounding for coming to the on July 10. 

The purpose of the meeting was to provide the residents with an update on the September 24 bond referendum, which includes a lighted turf field at WHS, as well as to answer as many questions as we could. 

Joining the Facilities Committee, Superintendent Margaret Dolan, and Athletic Supervisor Sandy Mamary, were experts on field design, synthetic turf and lighting who provided explanations of the plan and answered technical questions.

The facilities committee will continue to meet throughout the summer and discuss topics that were raised at the meeting. As with the traffic /parking plan around WHS that we are undertaking with the Town Council, we continue to welcome community input on plans for the bond which includes the turf field and roof replacements on our schools.

Information is available on our website, www.westfieldnjk12.org.

Jane Clancy
Westfield Board of Education Facilities Chairperson

Sara Santiago July 18, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Is this a joke? If you are serious Mrs.Clancy about doing something you should make the turf field a separate issue.
I will vote NO July 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Here is some community input; separate the lighted turf field issue from the roofing needs and let the community vote on two separate bonds.
Diane Barabas July 19, 2012 at 01:03 AM
This not the time to burden the tax payers with frivolous expenditures! There is deffinitely a disconnect from the Board of Education to the Municipal Government. Residents now have to pay a Sewer Tax, plus an additional 2% to support County Government.
Keith July 19, 2012 at 03:05 AM
Am I old fashioned... I thought the discussion was suppose to come before the decision. This is why people lose faith in leadership. Many good questions have been raised that must have been overlooked in the planning stage. I'm sure can do better than earmarking.
Bonded July 19, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Not Old fashined at all. It's difficult to discuss and have a plan in place, when you do the intital presentation on May 1st and then vote to approve it 2 weeks later. Although they will say it has been an ongoing discussion This will be her leagacy!!


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