Scott Robb has lived across from for 15 years and as much as he and his family enjoy all things athletic, the father of three and sometime coach does not want to see the school's natural grass field become synthetic turf.
Among the many issues that Robb has with the is that its funding has been bundled with district-wide roof repairs into one bond referendum which residents will vote on Monday, Sept. 24. While Robb deems the roof repairs a necessity, he views the turf field as an indulgence with a $3.3 million price tag.
"We're being asked to pay for something that is a luxury," he said.
Further, the Edgar Road resident believes it is not the Board of Education's job to create fields. He added that he doesn't understand why the Board voted on adding the field to the referendum just several weeks after it was presented. Robb also questions whether or not the Board "heard" the concerns of neighborhood residents at the .
For more on Robb's opposition to the turf field proposal, view the attached videos.
On Wednesday, the www.westfieldnjk12.org/bond2012, to address the upcoming bond referendum.
This feature is just one in a multi-part series that explores the various views regarding the proposed field. Check back with Patch over the next several weeks for more on this issue. To see more on this topic, visit Patch's Lighted Turf Field Topic Page.