Plans to renovate McDowell’s ball field placed on hold due to $5.4 million MSD deficit

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Big plans for the Millcreek School District’s ball field has been placed on hold for the time being.

The $2 million renovation has been placed on hold due to the possible $5.4 million deficit the school could face.  

The plan is to improve drainage at McDowell baseball and softball field, as well as adding turf, a new backstop, portable seating, and a sidewalk to the field. 

The decision comes after parents and residents plea to reject the possibility of closing the Chestnut Hill Elementary School.

A consultant for the school district saying that the elementary needs work on accessibility, plumbing, and ventilation are just some of the improvements needed. This would cost the district $2.9 million. 

The budget is set to be approved by June 30th.

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