July 25, 2017

CVU turf fields bond defeated

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Voters turned out to the polls Tuesday, narrowly defeating a bond to construct turf athletic fields at Champlain Valley Union High School.

The votes from Williston, St. George, Hinesburg, Shelburne and Charlotte came in at 1,856 for the bond and 1,969 against it.

Voters were being asked to approve a $1.5 million bond to build two turf fields, including lights and bleachers on one field. Since other bond payments for CVU facilities are decreasing, the bond would not have resulted in a net increase in taxes. The bond would have been supplemented by funds raised by the Turf Fields Committee. The total cost for the upgrades was estimated at $2.6 million.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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