WILMINGTON, MA — At Monday night’s Selectmen Meeting, Town Engineer Paul Alunni updated the board and the public on a small construction project taking place at the Yetile Farm Recreational Facility over the next two weeks.
“We received feedback from residents that live across from Main Street that soccer and lacrosse balls were frequently going into their yard,” explained Alunni.
Alunni and his team explored several solutions, including extending the existing netting higher or relocating the existing poles/netting further back towards the street. Both of those solutions were problematic due to nearby high voltage transmission lines and a walkway next to the existing netting.
The Town decided to leave the existing netting in place and construct new netting 20 feet behind the field. The height of the new net will be 35 feet above the field grade. The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.
“It’s much needed and a good project for the park,” noted Alunni.
The estimated cost of the project is $54,000. $44,000 will come from the remainder of the Yentile Farm account. The additional $10,000 will come from a gift account with monies that had been fundraised for the park.
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