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1 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Pottstown School District School-Community Facilities The North Fields Project at Pottstown High School

2 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The North Fields Project Vision The Pottstown School District will meet the educational and health needs of students and community members by providing safe, accessible recreational facilities and contributing to the open space network of the Pottstown community.

3 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The North Fields Located on the north side of the high school Includes a softball field with multipurpose field, a multipurpose field (currently being used for lacrosse), and tennis courts

4 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Funding Sources Pottstown Area Health and Wellness funded site plan Applications to DCNR, Open Space, and USTA Cash and in-kind contributions from the school district Possible contributions from partners

5 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Potential Partners Pottstown YMCA Pottstown Parks and Recreation Greater Pottstown Tennis Association Pottstown Police Athletic League Borough of Pottstown Partners in Pottstown Public Schools, Inc. Education Foundation

6 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The Need – Our Softball Fields

7 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The Need – Our Tennis Courts

8 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Tennis, Anyone?

9 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The North Fields Project Scope of Work Walking Trail connected from “The Square” Reconstructed Tennis Courts Drainage System for Softball field w/new backstop ADA Access Points from parking to trail, fields, and court

10 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Cost Estimates Tennis Courts $191,200 Softball Field $ 42,700 Walking Trail $ 53,700 Design and Consultant Fees $ 28,700 Signage: DCNR, Pottstown Connections Maps $ 5,000 Total for North Fields Phase I = $ 321,300 DCNR Request = $ 160,650 Need = $ 160,650

11 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 The North Fields Project Scope of Work Also included in the work “Pottstown Connections Map” with a “You are Here” feature and a map to other recreational amenities in the community ADA Access points will include at least 2 designated parking spaces closest to curb cut-outs and pedestrian walkways ADA Access points could be established from the YMCA to our facilities using pedestrian walkways to slow traffic and curb cut-outs

12 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Application Requirements 50% matching funds, cash or in- kind Connections to Green Principles Connections to state, county, and local Open Space, Recreation & Parks Comprehensive Plans Connections to DCNR Action Plan/Keystone Principles

13 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Next Steps Revise facilities assessment per MSP guidelines Secure matching funds Develop Detailed grant budget Develop Project narrative Complete Site Plan Checklist Certification, Resolution, and Grant Agreement

14 Vanessa I. Saylor, MSW, LSW April 2009 Contact Information For questions or additional comments about this project, please contact: Vanessa Saylor, Grant Writer Pottstown School District 600 N. Franklin St. Pottstown, PA Phone: (610)


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