Facilities projects, teacher housing topics at GUSB committee meeting
By Vicki Viall
Ranger-Review Staff Writer
The Glendive Unified School Board Facilities and Transportation Committee addressed a variety of issues from the district’s sports facilities to teacher housing during its meeting on Monday, June 23.
Perham Sports Complex
The latest news on the track is that the concrete will be poured beginning at 4:30 a.m. on July 1. It was noted that observers will flow in and out of the area during the day to watch the process.
This discussion led to another about restricting access to the field upon completion. The field is for the benefit of the community and the board wants to ensure accessibility while maintaining security.
Some of the methods discussed included time locks and motion activated lighting.
To protect the new surface, strollers, bikes and animals will not be allowed on the track.
The turf will be laid on the track sometime during the first or second week of August. “Since this is one of the first turf fields in this area, crowds are expected to be on hand to observe this process,” according to Farber.
Perham Concession Stand
Murphy presented a conceptual rendering of the new facility to house the concession stand at Perham Field.
The rendering was prepared by Bailey Tennant from WBI Energy.
The proposed size of the facility will be 48 feet x 24 feet and will be two stories in height. The entire bottom level will be used for storage. The top level will contain the concession stand, restrooms and will lead to the new press box.
With fundraising still in progress, the conceptual drawing is merely a first step in the process, according to Murphy.
Murphy stated that by the next regularly scheduled board meeting, he will have the conceptual drawing of the proposed press box.
A fundraising effort for new lights in the gymnasium is underway.
A total of $5,600 of the expected cost of $12,000-$15,000 has been raised in just over a week’s time.
The committee then moved on to the evening’s main topic: housing.
Packets from various bidders were shared with the committee as was an update from Seifert. The board has looked at several locations for housing and options that include building, bringing in manfactured homes or placing modular homes on rental lots.
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