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Charles City School board votes on new plans for ball diamonds

After going through a number of options, the school board voted to build the two new fields closer to the school.

Posted: Mar. 25, 2019 9:21 PM
Updated: Mar. 26, 2019 6:16 AM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa- Building a place for the Charles City baseball and softball teams to play has been an issue for the school for over a decade.

Currently, they play at Sportman’s Park which floods nearly every year causing cancellations or change of venues.

On Monday, the Charles City School’s School Board are hoping to make a decision to change that.
After going through a number of options, the school board voted to build the two new fields closer to the school. The project would cost around $1.7M and the school would have to pay for half of that up front.

Donations for the project have already started coming in adding around $350 thousand but money isn’t the money concern.
“As a forester, I am really concerned about losing the green space on campus," said one Charles City resident. “This is a great outdoor classroom and we just planted new trees on that sight. Most importantly, we would be losing some of the oldest trees on the property.”
The school board voted 3-2 to pass the new plans for the ball diamonds and the superintendent plans to have the fields ready to play on by 2020.

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