The lower gym foyer restrooms being modernized are scheduled to be completed by the end of March. The final parking lot stalls have been completed and landscaping activities continue at the west end of the new auxiliary gym. The lintel repair work will start as a test section during spring break and then work will commence during the summer months. The punch list of the new auxiliary gym is completed and this space was inspected by the WA State Fire Marshal’s Office as well as the Town of Steilacoom. A temporary occupancy permit will be issued soon for this space. At the existing gym, the existing acoustical panels will we removed and a new spray on acoustical material will be installed during Spring break. A photo of the new auxiliary gym is at the left hand side of the page.
The Board of Directors approved up to $2.1M dollars for the design and installation of a new sports turf field and other site improvements to the field at SHS. Design has already started and the schedule is to complete the project before the first home football game in September 2009. Korsmo Construction is the general contractor for the project. Subcontractors with significant experience in installing or providing materials for synthetic turf fields will be requested to bid this work. Meetings with representatives of the SHS PE Department and coaching staffs have taken place to develop the scope of the project. Projected to be included in the project is restripe and reseal the existing track, provide for an asphalt surface at the fire lane and hammerhead and install a new asphalt drive down to the storage building at the west end of the field. The concept drawing of the new sports field is above.