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CHS Field House A No Go After Town Council Vote

February 16, 2013 by John Rook

Any hope of a free standing Field House being built outside Cheshire High School in the near future was squashed by the Cheshire Town Council last week after the members, with a party-line vote, rejected the measure and demanded that improvements be made to the existing boys' locker room.
Officials from the Cheshire School District and Public Building Commission had promoted the idea of a field house after being tasked by the Council with devising a solution to improving the boys' locker room at CHS. The space has been a source of controversy over many years as parents have complained about unsanitary conditions and school officials have insisted the space is not suitable to handle the number of athletes who use it. School District officials had recommended fixing up the current space last year, but the Council asked the PBC to look into the matter and make a recommendation. That body came back promoting the idea of a free standing field house that would be home to not only the locker room but also a press box, restrooms, coaches offices, and concession stand.
Last summer, the Council asked the PBC and School District to continue looking into the field house plan and come up with hard numbers, however, last week when a request was made for funds to cover the initial design stage of the field house, which would reveal estimates for the entire project, the Council shot the entire project down and asked the District and PBC to focus on plans to fix the existing locker room.
For more on this story, see next week's Cheshire Herald.

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