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The St. Johns Independent

New SJPS football field takes shape

Good news for construction

Dry weather conditions and unseasonably warm temperatures are good news for construction crews working on the new football field for St. Johns Public Schools.

Heavy equipment operators have been busy in the past two weeks, building up berms and preparing the field that is situated slightly east and south of the original site. The berms give the field a “bowl-like” look, making it appear lower than the old site. When completed, the new field will be at about the same level as before.

Crews were also able to set footings for the team building that will be constructed on the north end of the field.
Cooperation from Mother Nature is helping bring field construction back on schedule. Use of the new field during the 2012-13 season remains as a goal.

Bid opening for work on the new addition and building renovations at St. Johns High School was set for Jan. 10. Officials from Clark Construction will have a number of bid proposals for work in both areas ready for the Jan. 23 school board meeting.

Site work is in progress on the west side of the high school near the gym entrance and cafeteria courtyard. All trees that had been planted in the area over the years in connection with SADD and MADD organizations were temporarily relocated and are being cared for by Plum Line Landscape & Design. They will be replanted when the building project is completed. The SJHS Spirit Rock was also removed and stored for future use.

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