CLEARFIELD – Rick Bunning, director of buildings and grounds, updated the Clearfield Area School District Board of Directors on the status of the high school’s tennis courts at a regular meeting Monday night.
Bunning said HHSDR Architects/Engineers recently evaluated the tennis courts. He said they have recommended the district tear down and rebuild the courts. He said it would cost in the area of $500,000 to do so.
Ken Caldwell, of Jefferson Paving Corp., said the tennis courts had cracked spots and puddles. He said Bunning had related they didn’t have suitable ground conditions underneath the courts.
Caldwell said he wasn’t sure of the board’s outlook on the project. He said if the district wanted to maintain the court’s location or move it, they would oblige to the direction of the project.
Caldwell said they should research further into the court’s present location. He said they could have coring done to determine the condition of the ground underneath.
“I have no idea what (that condition is),” he said. He said the cost to do so would be determined by the number of cores done on the courts.
Bunning added J. Greer Hayden, of HHSDR Architects/Engineers said a temporary patch would only last two to three years. He said the district hasn’t had any coring done by the architects.
Board member Phil Carr inquired about the costs to patch the courts. Bunning said it wasn’t the recommendation of the architect.
Carr said he realized the same but noted they haven’t determined the direction of the feasibility study.
Dave Glass, board president, said they should research the cost of both coring and repairs.
Superintendent Richard C. Makin instructed Bunning to obtain quotes for the tennis court coring. He said Bunning should also remain in touch with Hayden on the feasibility study.