For the past three years, Friends of Lasell Field Inc. have worked diligently to explore all options for a turf field and we are now at the final stages of making the turf field a reality so that our student athletes can participate in their sport on a safe, quality playing surface.
Everything depends on registered voters over the age of 18 years old (parents, grandparents, students-registered to vote, and alumni) to go to the High School on May 15 and take 10 minutes and vote. It's that simple... vote Yes on Question 6.
*You need to make a well-informed decision on the Turf Field, you need the facts.
Fact: There will be NO increases in your taxes to fund the turf field. At the Town Meeting it was stated, “.. if all three articles on the ballot are passed your taxes will still decrease by $73”. You have an unique opportunity to fix the town hall – begin mending the town roads – installing a turf field while reducing your taxes.
Fact: The turf field will be paid off in one-year.
Fact: A turf field at Lasell Field will benefit ALL sport teams – town leagues, school teams, boys teams, girls teams, soccer, field hockey, lacrosse, football. Since the inception of the turf field initiative the focus has always been about supporting community sports never about just supporting football.
Fact: If we don’t turf Lasell Field the remaining playing fields in town will quickly deteriorate due to over-usage.
Fact: If funding for the Turf Field is not approved during the vote next Tuesday, the money cannot go back to the schools or other public projects, it will go back to taxpayers as a one-time reduction in taxes.
Fact: All Northbridge student athletes will have access to a safe, quality playing surface which will enhance their sporting experience.*
And lastly, we will restore community pride to our historic athletic field.
Please spread the word:
- Make phone calls to registered voters.
- Send out an email blast or post on your Facebook page.
- Contact high school alumni returning from college.
- Talk up the vote among grandparents who live in town.
Let's work together and build a community we all are proud to call home. Vote Yes #6 on May 15th.
Fred Beauregard on behalf of The Friends of Lasell Field, Inc.