All along this project has been predicated on our need for safety for our students and athletes, said Methacton Superintendent David Zerbe, referring to a feasibility study dating back to 2008 which said the district was 11 fields short of the amount needed to provide safe play for students and that the current fields were being overused.
The district, according to Zerbe
, has decided to leave out the installation of the lights from the electrical bid they awarded Monday night, pending the results of the appeal of Worcesters decision.
indicated the district will either bid for installation of the lights at a later date, or seek in-kind donations.
At that time we had the intent to keep the lighting included in that process, Zerbe
said, referring to original bidding process.
It is now in our best interest, which provided use the most flexibility in moving forward in this project.to not have the installation of the poles and lighting until the litigation, our appealis concluded.
updated the board on the timeline of the project with a potential groundbreaking on March 2, 2015 and substantial completion expected on August 7 2015.