Law preventing repairs on athletic fields in North Stonington
Posted: Nov 10, 2014 5:04 PM EST
Lots of taxpayers money and a lot of summer students to help replace the fields yearly.
Town of Cheshire Minutes 2014
Mr. Ceccolini reported that he, Town Manager Milone, and Dan Marsaglia (BOE) met
with the DEEP about pesticide and organic use by municipalities. A state-wide
program will be undertaken, and at this time, Cheshire is the only town that is almost totally organic in use. For K-8 schools, no pesticides can be used – only synthetic products are allowed. Cheshire’s Parks and Rec Department has been doing heavy organic use since 2006, and the State looks to Cheshire for assistance and information on the town’s organic program. Here:
Mr. Ceccolini said the grounds are quite wet and people are doing their best to try and stay off the wet areas. The Lacrosse teams were practicing out in the parking lot yesterday. Mr. Ceccolini said all the teams were able to use the turf field and share it.
Chip Osborne, Osborne Organics, whose wealth of experience working with municipalities will help us make our vision a reality.”
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TURI AWARDS $20,000 COMMUNITY GRANT TO SPRINGFIELD DEPARTMENT OF PARKS, BUILDINGS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT