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April 24, 2014

Field complex plan goes before Town Meetings

Funding for new facilities must be approved in three Pentucket towns

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When one resident asked why the existing fields weren’t better maintained, Mulqueen answered, “I can’t lament what happened in the past,” but added, “We’re really going to do a quality job this time.”

The district had hoped to use local public works departments to offset some costs for the project, but with a May 19 deadline for awarding the bid, it is unlikely this will happen. Once the bid is finalized, the contractor has complete say over who does the work. The project should take approximately 110 days to complete.

The bid documents include a clause to allow the district out of the project should Town Meeting in one of the three towns reject the plan.

“Whatever you can do at Town Meeting to help us would be appreciated,” Mulqueen said to those present at the meeting. A rebroadcast of the informational session should be available on the cable access channels in the near future.

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