Some neighbors have requested additional screening around the nearly complete track and field facility at Canton High School, Chief Administrative Officer Robert Skinner told the Board of Selectmen at its last meeting.
Recently selectmen and the Board of Education endorsed the Permanent Municipal Building Committee's plan to take use an estimated surplus of nearly $130,000 to partially fund bleachers, have the contractor install scoreboard infrastructure ($15,000) and set aside $2,000 for additional parking lot signs and markings.
Skinner said the town should consider the request from neighbors as well.
"There’s some responsibilities that we have,” Skinner said. "We will be looking at that.”
Exactly how such a request could affect the other items is unknown and town officials have always cautioned that the estimated surplus could fluctuate.
"These costs are not yet final and are a work in progress," said Jeff Shea, the town's project administrator.
On Tuesday, Skinner said the town signage and road markings will likely be more than $2,000 and that there will likely be additional inspection costs.
The track and field portion of the project was due to be completed on Sept. 21 and while there are late penalties built into the contract, town officials cautioned that there would be a lot of factors, such as weather, that will come into play when negotiating those.
This Thursday, the Permanent Municipal Building Committee will discuss the track among other issues. The meeting will consist of a site walk at the facility at 6:15 p.m., followed by a meeting in the Canton Community Center. See the agenda here.
In other project news, the high school is planning to play night games on the new field this weekend. Story to come.