Tuesday, October 18, 2011
One of the articles on the special town meeting warrant will seek $150,000 for new concession and restroom facilities for the Milford High School athletic complex. This would provide up to $300,000 total.
Only one part of the Milford High School athletics complex has remained the same through the construction of the past few months: the concession and restroom buildings. This part of the $2.5 million Community Field project was pulled out, with the intention of completing a renovation as a separate job. On Monday, Milford Selectmen learned the new bathroom and concession facility could cost as much as $300,000. An article on the special town meeting warrant will ask voters to approve $150,000 for planning and constructing a "concession stand and related facilities" at the high school facility. When combined with $150,000 in savings from the athletics complex work now underway, this would provide a total of $300,000 for the concession and …
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Contractors this week began the first steps of a massive renovation of the Milford High School athletics complex.
Work started Tuesday on a new athletics complex at Milford High School, including football field, track, and tennis courts. Green Acres Landscaping Construction Co., of Lakeville, is the general contractor. Green Acres previously has renovated similar complexes in Ashland, Hopkinton, and Hudson. The company plans to complete the project for approximately $2.5 million dollars. The existing football field has been in desperate need of drainage repairs and the current track, built in the 1970s, has many holes and bare spots. Because of the ongoing construction, the Milford High School football team will need to relocate for their home games this fall.
Friday, June 17, 2011
The town Community Fields Committee on Thursday approved a $2.5 million contract for a new athletics complex near Milford High School.
Within a few weeks, contractors will begin a $2.5 million revamping of the athletics fields near Milford High School, completing an overhaul that began a few months ago with tree removal. The $2,457,600 contract with Green Acres Landscaping Construction Co., of Lakeville, was approved Thursday in a meeting of the Community Fields Committee, said Mike Bresciani, Milford Parks director. Milford Town Meeting voters in October approved $3 million for the work. Of the six bids received, Green Acres submitted the lowest bid. The bids ranged from $2.45 million to $2.71 million for the work, and the second lowest bidder was just $25,000 more than Green Acres, Bresciani said. "They were very, very close," he said. The current athletic facilities, …
Monday, May 16, 2011
Milford voters last year approved a revamping of the athletic facilities at Milford High School. The recent felling of trees near the tennis courts signaled the beginning of the project.
Right now, the scene around the Milford High School tennis courts looks like something out of the Lorax. Tree stumps, jagged and uneven, stick out on a muddy, barren landscape. But the unappealing sight is temporary. It marks the start of a $3 million package of improvements for Milford athletics. To save money, town officials decided to go ahead and clear trees from the site, before awarding a contract for the full project, said Selectman Brian Murray, who is chairman of the Community Fields Committee. He estimated the move to separate tree removal from the general contract saved $20,000. Town voters approved $3 million at Annual Town Meeting last October for the Community Fields project. Bids are being accepted now for the work, Murray …