New Sports Fields Idea Floated
Selectmen with opposing positions on the artificial turf proposal presented last spring were aligned when it came to field ideas on Wednesday.
Selectmen Glenn Kessler and Barry Greenfield stood in opposing camps on the artificial turf field proposal presented at Town Meeting back in May.
Wednesday they were working together, floating ideas for redesigning Phillips Park field space to accommodate two soccer/field hockey fields side-by-side.
The fields would be turned sideways, lighted and separated by 30 feet.
Kessler and Greenfield believe that with a new layout for all the fields that the town could get six fields at the park, including new ones being built by Columbia Pictures for providing space to the movie Grown Ups 2 last summer.
Having multiple fields would reduce the pressure of so much usage of the fields.
Field space has been a hot issue in town after a proposed artificial turf field was voted down at the last Town Meeting.
The town's Athletic Field Study Committee met again last Thursday night as they continue working on proposals for restoring the fields.