Skillings Field Multi-use Synthetic Field Override

The annual Town Election will be held on March 28, 2017.  The warrant can be found by clicking here.  Voters will be asked the following question:

QUESTION #1: 
Shall the Town of Winchester be allowed to exempt from the provisions of proposition two and one-half, so-called, the amounts required to pay for the bonds to be issued for the design, permitting, and construction of synthetic turf athletic fields consisting of a baseball diamond and rectangular multi-purpose field at Skillings Field, including original equipment, lighting conduit and landscaping, and all other costs incidental and related thereto 

YES
NO

Our consultants, VHB, have prepared the following information regarding the Multi-use Synthetic Field Layout and Fill Options:
 
     VHB Presentation

Advantages of encapsulated crumb rubber:
 
  • Does not require a resilient pad
  • Encapsulates crumb rubber
  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Coating can help reduce field temperatures
  • Does not float
  
The pre-design cost estimate (18" base) for this project is approximately $2,103,612.  Based on this estimate, the tax bill for an average single family house would be increased by approximately $25 (estimate by Assessors Office).
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