Overview

On February 9, 2021, School Committee (SC) held a joint discussion with the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) regarding the School Department’s priorities for the Hunnewell Track and Field (T&F) projects, and then on February 23 voted to take the following actions:

  • To move forward with a plan for bathrooms at the Hunnewell T&F using the funding approved at Annual Town Meeting in 2018; and
  • To further explore team rooms & lighting as a package and engage with the Natural Resources Commission on developing a process for moving forward.
  • The SC members involved in this effort are endeavoring to follow the process as outlined in this letter which we shared with the NRC at their meeting on March 18.

Program Management

  • Met on 3/30 with School Dept. to revisit and confirm requirements for all 3 projects
  • Next Steps – discuss maintenance with FMD and DPW; bring proposal to SC and NRC by end of May/early June and ideally start fundraising by early summer

Bathroom

  • DPW engaged Weston & Sampson (W&S) to assist with bathroom/team room sizing & placement
  • Received balance of $175K for bathrooms from Field Fund (SB accepted on 5/10)
  • Next step – W&S to work with Building & Health Depts. to reduce # of fixtures

See diagram of 10-unit bathroom from CXT

Team Rooms

  • Schools reviewed and signed off on layout from Vanguard  
  • W&S reviewing Vanguard layout and will provide comment
  • Next step – get preliminary cost estimate

See diagram of 28′ x 56′ team room from Vanguard

Track and Field Lighting

Recent Events

  • Abutters/neighbors meeting held on May 27: Hunnewell T&F neighbors were invited to: hear what is being considered by school dept., share feedback, ask questions, and discuss the idea of identifying neighborhood reps to serve as points of contact for WHS re: the T&F projects.
  • Community forum held on June 2: Community members learned about what is being considered for all 3 projects and in particular from a lighting perspective based on school department’s requirements, shared feedback and asked questions.

Project Background

Aerial view of Hunnewell Track and Field

Engineer’s View of Projects
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