Town Council to vote on Emery Field funding By Jesse Scardina
KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council will decide at its Monday meeting whether or not to approve a grant application for $200,000 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund to renovate Emery Field for multi-use athletic fields.
The improvement of the field is estimated to cost $390,000, with the town matching $190,000 if it receives the $200,000 grant from LWCF. The Kittery Athletic Fields Improvement Committee is pursuing fundraising options and other grants to help assist the town in the matching funds.
The Emery Field renovations are part of a larger town-wide athletic fields master plan that consulting company Weston & Sampson submitted to the town in October.
The Emery Field project was made a priority due to its untapped potential, ability to ease the stress on other fields, specifically the town’s soccer fields, and that it was applicable for the LWCF grant.
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