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The GMR Turf Project
This entry was posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm and is filed under Community .

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, our membership was called to a Special General Meeting to outline details of a new project beginning in October 2018 to upgrade the soccer fields and bocce courts on our grounds at 166 Green Mountain Road East.

Members in attendance were shown the plans and unanimously voted to move ahead with the proposal – the #GMRturfproject.

Benefits of new soccer fields

  • Currently our soccer fields can be used from June to September
  • A new turf playing surface would allow our teams to use the fields from March to December
  • Our older rep teams cannot use our current fields, nor can our men’s or women’s teams
  • New fields can be used by all ages for training, especially with the planned lighting
  • Current fields are not playable if it rains
  • Turf fields can be played on even when it’s raining
  • Maintenance requirements are time consuming (cutting grass, fertilizing, watering, painting lines, etc.)
  • Turf fields require very little maintenance – brushing once a month, and deep grooming as required
  • Current fields would need major upgrades – drainage, added topsoil, and new sod, or switch to turf (investment needed)

Our soccer program is very healthy and growing!

  • In 2011 we had five youth boys teams, one youth girls, and 86 co-ed house league kids
  • In 2018 we fielded 12 boys, three girls, and 198 co-ed house league

Benefits of the new bocce courts

  • Current courts are not playable if it rains at any point on scheduled game days
  • Turf courts can be played on even while it is raining
  • Maintenance requirements are time consuming (leveling surface, dewatering, brushing, etc.)
  • Turf courts have very little maintenance – brush them weekly, roll them every 2-3 months
  • Current courts are in need of a complete upgrade
  • Leagues could expand with the addition of a fifth court

Project timeline

  • Work would begin in early October of this year (drainage, curbs, fencing and bleacher pads before winter)
  • Poles and lighting would also be done in the fall
  • Turf installation would take place in the spring along with any grass and asphalt repairs and other final touches
  • The entire project would be completed by Spring 2019
  • All leagues would start on time – end of May/beginning of June

#GMRturfproject

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