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Upper Dublin School Board Takes Next Step in Cardinal Stadium Improvements

Upper Dublin School Board unanimously voted to move forward with the engineering for Cardinal Stadium improvements.

The Upper Dublin School Board voted unanimously to approve a contract with D’Huy Engineering for design services and specifications for Cardinal Stadium improvements, which included the track and turf on the field.

The total for the engineering work will cost the district $54,750. Joseph Chmielewski, President of the Board, said that $7,000 has been pledged from the township’s youth sports groups to help defray the cost of the engineering work for the turf.

Work on Cardinal Stadium will include the track, which needs resurfacing for safety concerns, as well as the potential for laying turf on the field.

Previous engineer reports estimated that laying turf on the field will cost approximately $1 million. Youth sports groups and the township have committed $425,000 to the project.

The engineering report, once completed, will be good for as few as 18 months, and up to two years before the district needs to act on the report or pay to update the engineering report.

The vote for the engineering costs were unanimous.

Bill August 19, 2012 at 05:24 AM
I have a child UDHS and another in SRMS. Which teachers, staff, or extra curricular student activities will get cut? Or are they planning to get some of the 300 million Obama is pushing for in another emergency aid to states to save teachers jobs? Incompetency. Agreed, Vote all of them out ... at all levels!
Don M August 20, 2012 at 01:14 AM
The UD community has spoken in force with their vote and fully endorses these projects. We had good candidates running for school board and commissioner who would have brought more honest debate and critical assessment of budget issues but the citizens of Upper Dublin are intent on throwing money at wasteful programs. So don't get too excited about voting anyone out of office or seeing these or other projects turned down anytime soon.
chvolly27 August 20, 2012 at 03:03 PM
yea at $54,000 for a unnecessary project
doc August 20, 2012 at 04:43 PM
JUST ANOTHER JOKE WITH THIS SCHOOL BOARD! THE LAST TIME WE VOTED FOR THEM, I VOTED, ANY THAT RAN OUT, BUT OBVIOUSLY I WAS NOT THE MAJORITY! AS SOON AS POSSIBLE I AM MOVING!!!
Dr Steven Greene August 22, 2012 at 02:52 PM
It does seem paradoxical that given all the recent cuts in programs and freezes on staff etc that this would be a priority at this point. I understand that one rational is a 'safety' issue which I think most people would support. Overall however it seems that with all the issues out there right now - both expenditure and revenue generation - there are bigger fish to fry. Maybe this is an area that the district and push it's advertising / sponsorship areas to local businesses?

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