Hubbers, school, village team on Young Field upgrade
A local recreation facility that’s been good could be better.
That’s the feeling among officials of two government agencies and an organization who have strived toward improving Bob Young Field in Ellsworth’s Summit Park. Their efforts began over two years ago.
“The field’s in good shape now, but it should be in excellent condition after (the upcoming project) and stay that way with maintenance in the future,” Village Public Works Director Greg Engeset said Thursday.
The work can proceed because the three entities have agreed to evenly split the total cost, estimated at between $40,000 and $45,000, according to Ellsworth School Superintendent Barry Cain. Wednesday, Cain foresaw construction beginning as early as the end of this week and completed next month.
“We want to get the new sod down so we can use the field next spring,” he said.
The infield will be stripped down and the existing sod replaced, along with infield material, plus drainage will be improved, the superintendent said. New drainage will be added around the backstop and a new sprinkling system for the field will be installed.
For more please read the August 7 print version of the Herald.