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Landfill May Be Used to Renovate School Field

The recent influx of rain and poor weather conditions has caused flooding and structural damages all across Westchester. One particularly affected area was Scarsdale High School and Dean Field, used for both football and baseball.

The field, which has been in need of substantial renovations over the years, is especially prone to flooding. Many sports games have been canceled as a result. In a Board of Education meeting this past Monday, a storm water management plan created by the village last spring was addressed. The management plan, funded by both the village and Westchester County, details the excavation of two ponds located just north of Scarsdale High School. The excavation, which would entail the moving of a substantial amount of landfill, may run upwards of $300,000 to $400,000.

The left over fill, however, may benefit Dean Field in helping create irrigation and drainage solutions, among other renovations. The landfill project, which ranges from a partial to complete renovation of the field, is estimated to run from over $200,000 to over $450,000. This plan, however, would potentially allow for the field’s much needed repairs to be done at a greatly reduced rate.

The Board of Education will make its final decision on whether to move ahead with renovation plans of Dean Field by the end of 2011.

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