Construction update given, Oliver addresses noise complaints
The Park City School Board met Tuesday to hear a construction update and hear proposals regarding the Boys and Girls Club request to use McPolin Elementary School. The possibility of installing shade shelters at Ecker Hill International Middle School was also discussed.
Some complaints of construction noise, Dozier Field is complete
School District Support Services Director Steve Oliver said some Lucky John Drive residents complained about construction noise near the high school. Oliver explained this was because Hugh’s Construction had misunderstood their permit and began work too early in the day.
Oliver is also looking into another noise disruption that occurred last Monday morning, as of the board meeting on Tuesday he was unable to identify the source.
All of Dozier Field is complete with the exception of the goal posts. Oliver said the reaction to the new field has been positive.
"I’m hearing they’re really liking it a great deal," he said, adding that it soaks up rain like a sponge and, even with the recent weather, students could have played a game on it.
A committee will be put together after August 22 to help determine the interior colors and theme of the high school. Organizing the committee was put off until students could participate.
Boys and Girls Club may temporarily locate to McPolin Elementary School
Community Education Director Judy Tukuafu reported the Boys and Girls Club would like to use McPolin Elementary School for their after school program while their City Park location is being remodeled.
The program serves between 35-40 students per day. Tukuafu reported they would like use of the facility from September through May and would stay in the building no later than 6 p.m.
Allowing the club to use McPolin Elementary School would be an exception to school policy because they are using the building for long term use, and the rental fee would be lowered.
"Lori was in support of it," Tukuafu said principal O’Connor.
The board will make a decision regarding the Boys and Girls Club at their next meeting on August 15.
Shade shelters possibly underway at Ecker Hill International Middle School
The Administrator of the Snyderville Basin Recreation District Bonnie Park came before the board with renderings of possible shade shelters for the bleachers at Ecker Hill International Middle School. They submitted a RAP tax application for $50,000 in funding and received $25,000. Park said the dugout covers will be put off until a future date and noted any improvements made there would become an asset to the district.
The board will make a decision regarding the shade shelters at their next meeting, Aug. 15.
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