Centralia High Board Issues Bonds For Football StadiumThe money for a new or renovated football field is now in the coffers of the Centralia High School District. The board approved the sale of $2 million dollars in working cash bonds during a special board meeting on Thursday.
Superintendent Chuck Lane was pleased that the district would be able to take advantage of lower-than-usual interest rates that were expected to rise later this year. The low rate of 2.8% will keep the tax rate for area residents stable through 2023.
In a meeting of the newly formed facilities committee, the committee tasked with oversight of the construction of a new football field on the new high school campus, or the renovation of the old Evers Field facility, the committee was updated on the current status of the project. It was the first meeting attended by the nine members of the public appointed to the committee at the last meeting.
Preliminary drawings for both the renovation plan and the new construction plan were shown to the new members, with both plans specifying the construction of a new field house and new bleachers. The construction plan includes two new sets of bleachers and a new fence around the facility, as well as a total of three new football fields--a main field as well as two 60 foot practice fields.
Officials hope that construction can begin this summer.
See other LocalNews news:Next Week Final Week of Leaf Vacuum Operation in Salem and Centralia
SIU-C Officials Say No Evidence of Gunfire In Large Fight at Lawson Hall
Illinois House Passes Bill to Sell Former Animal Disease Lab for $1
Salem EMA Coordinator Points To Importance Of Mutual Aide
Centralia City Wide Clean-Up April 20th-24th