City of Somerville

Agenda Item

Requesting an appropriation and authorization to borrow $375,000 in a bond for the construction of a U8 Winter Hill Community School Soccer Field.


Department:Transportation & ParksSponsors:
Category:Mayor's RequestPurposes:Bond/BAN


  1. Winter Hill Playground

Official Text

To the Honorable Board:


I hereby request, subject to the approval of your Honorable Board, an appropriation in the amount of $375,000 in order to construct a U8 sized, turf soccer field at the Winter Hill Community Innovation School. To meet said appropriation, the Treasurer will be authorized to borrow $375,000 as provided by MGL Chapter 44.


The WHCIS U8 Turf Soccer Field in Winter HillĀ  will provide essential open space and recreational programming for Somerville public schools, youth soccer leagues, intramural teams, and weekend competitions. This field will provide a safe surface for the school children of WHCIS who presently play soccer on the asphalt, and address the critical shortage of field hours that youth residents of Somerville face.


My staff will be available to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for your consideration of this matter.



Joseph A. Curtatone, Mayor

Meeting History

Jan 26, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting

Alderman Lafuente requested to waive the readings of items 46 through 48 and refer them to the Finance Committee. There being no opposition, the motion was approved.

Feb 8, 2017 7:00 PM  Finance Committee Committee of the Whole

Mr. Rawson spoke about this project and said that the goal is to take advantage of the winter bidding season. The soccer field will be synthetic with sand base. Alderman White asked if there will be any devoted green space. Mr. Rawson stated that 50 additional hours have been allocated to deal with some issues from the community.

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM Video Board of Aldermen Regular Meeting
AYES:John M. Connolly, Mary Jo Rossetti, Dennis M. Sullivan, William A. White Jr., Maryann M. Heuston, Robert J. McWatters, Tony Lafuente, Mark Niedergang, Lance L. Davis
ABSENT:Matthew McLaughlin, Katjana Ballantyne