By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD — The School District of Marshfield will extend its contract with Stevens Point architecture firm Rettler Corporation in an effort to improve and expand the district’s athletic facilities.
During the April 12 meeting of the Marshfield School Board, officials voted unanimously to a short-term contract in which the firm will assist the district in the preliminary design and data gathering for development of the $10.5 million outdoor athletic facilities project.
Terms of the contract include meeting with the city to assess traffic, utilities, storm water, and zoning needs and requirements; environmental and wetland screening; and developing a storm management plan.
The total cost of the contract comes with a nearly $13,000 price tag, which finance committee chair Amber Kiggens-Leifheit said could be covered in the district’s budget.
“It’s $12,950. This can be covered because we do not have to pay for the feasibility study that was already budgeted,” said Kiggens-Leifheit. “This is something that we can pay for out of our current budget.”
The outdoor athletic facilities project includes improvements to the Marshfield Middle School athletic facilities as well as a new multisport complex near Marshfield High School and a soccer/football practice field and baseball field near the Tiny Tiger Intergenerational Center.