There are five key items now included as part of a proposed renovation project that will now be voted on at the Town Meetings in Marion and Mattapoisett (May 13) and Rochester (May 20). Our committee fully supports this initiative, and once it is passed in the Tri-Town, our committee would like to continue to privately fund-raise for the other parts of the outside athletic facility that is not addressed in the renovation project, which includes the following:
1.Re-surface main stadium field with artificial turf
(Note: Crumb rubber will NOT be used for infill material. A number of alternative infill materials are currently available for use with synthetic turf fields.)
2. New six-lane track and re-build of grass infield
3. LED lights for main stadium field
4. Digital LED light system for auditorium (Cooler/safer, more energy efficient)
5. Audio system upgrades to wiring and the addition of monitors for stage and control booth
This plan enables us to use just one of the two grass fields in the back of the complex, so the grass has a growing season to recover.
This plan also enables us to generate revenue through rental of the auditorium and artificial turf field to outside groups. The revenues generated would be held by the ORR District in a revolving account specifically designated for capital improvements.