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August 7, 2009

Pella High Athletic Complex Improvements to cost in the neighborhood of $2 million

When all of the construction is completed for the athletic facilities at Pella High, the community will have three artifical turf football fields in town.

The Pella High Athletic Complex Improvements are on schedule entering the month of August.

John Miller, Pella High Community School District Business Manager, reports that the cost of the improvements have been estimated at $1,975,220.

The list of improvements calls for a new football/soccer field, a new all-weather track, lights at the football, baseball and softball fields, additional bleachers, a new conession stand, updating of the press box and sound system along with new fencing. Also, a new wrestling weight room is part of the project.

A new football scoreboard will also be installed, but Miller pointed out that the scoreboard isn’t part of the nearly $2 million estimated cost.

When it came time to look at reviewing the progress, Miller replied, “New light poles are up at the fields, and that when Musco moves, they move quick.”

How will everything be paid for?

“We sold revenue bonds against the future sales tax revenue dollars we’ll be receiving,” Miller replied. “We sold $2,175,000 worth of revenue bonds.”

Essentially the dollars for the project are in hand, but Miller noted that the money still needs to be collected with a repayment schedule for the debt over the next five years.

Miller reports that the turf needs a 21-day period of time once it is installed before it is used. Pella is slated to play the 2009 football opener on the road.

The first varsity home contest is set for Friday, Sept. 4, when the Dutch play host to the Oskaloosa Indians.

A JV game slated for Monday, Aug. 31 at this time will be the first game on the new surface according to Pella Superintendent Mark Wittmer.

“We’re pretty optimistic that the football field will be ready for the home opener. The construction project calls for an additional 400 seats on each end of the existing home blachers on the north and south ends of the stadium. New bleachers will also need to be installed on the visitor’s side also,” Miller replied.

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