(Video) Edgar Road Resident: Turf Field Proposal 'Doesn't Add Up'

Scott Robb discusses reasons why he'll be voting against the upcoming bond referendum.

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. 

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Walkin Westfield August 17, 2012 at 02:36 PM
captain obnoxious, stop whining for a plastic field that you expect everyone else to pay for.
Walkin Westfield August 17, 2012 at 02:40 PM
the town of Westfield’s spending has exceeded its revenue every year since 2006. This was highlighted when the S&P Rating Service downgraded the town’s debt rating in July. An additional bond by the BOE adds to the fiscal recklessness. Low interest rates are not an excuse to delay the adoption of a medium term budget adjustment.
Rubbery Fenders August 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Great points on this issue. Well said, Scott Robb! I completely agree.
buzz August 18, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Regarding the above comment stating the law limits when the referendum can take place http://www.njsba.org/press_releases/new_law_will_restrict_bond_elect.htm it says " • Special school elections may be held only on the fourth Tuesday in January, the second Tuesday in March, the last Tuesday in September or the second Tuesday in December. (School boards can continue to hold bond elections and other referenda on the Annual School Election, which takes place on the third Tuesday in April.) " Meanwhile the vote is on Monday, so something is not right. Back to the issue the bond is being voted on during an off date to try and sneak it through. vote NO. the bond should have separated the roof costs from the luxury lighted turf field
Walkin Westfield August 18, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Clean up dirty jersey, keep westfield green


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