By Sue Ellen Woodcock
The town voters have just over a week before they consider a $9.8 million debt-exclusion override vote for Miller Field/Lewis Lake on Tuesday, June 21.
Across the street from the new middle/high school the Miller Field project is meant to be a multi-sport field. It will have a multi-use surface field, with a six-lane track, drainage for the area including Lewis Lake, a score board, press box, fencing, stands, lighting and field maintenance equipment. The field house will b constructed by students at the Northeast Regional Vocational School. It will include restrooms, locker rooms, and a snack bar.
There will be an informational night about the project on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Point Shirley Association Hall, 1032 Shirley St. The latest designs and details about the new athletic complex will be shown. There will be a question and answer session.
Former Town Council President Peter Gill reminded everyone at Tuesday nightâ€™s council meeting that there is information on the Facebook page â€œWinthropâ€™s Worth Itâ€ and on WCAT with Ron Vecchiaâ€™s talking about the project on his cable television show.
â€œWe have an opportunity to make an investment in a facility for all the community for all seasons,â€ Gill said.
A Go Fund Me account has also been set up for Miller Field. The goal is $5,000 and so far $600 has been raised by 14 people in 21 days.