The Corry Area School Board is sinking an additional $65,000 into Howard J. Sheen Field.

The board this week approved a change order from Custom Contracting of Acme, Pa., the general contractor, for a new fence around the field/track, new gates for the fence, and demolition of the old fence.

When the board approved the $1.5 million project in May, installing a new 4-foot-high vinyl fence around the track was deleted, dropping the cost by $28,000 from the base bid.

The board, however, has changed its mind and approved a new fence and the other items as part of the renovations.

“Prior to the bid, we wanted to keep it to as little cost as possible,” said Mike Andrus, business manager for the district. “We then realized that to replace the fence down the road would cause damage to the track.”

See the Journal's Thursday, September 17th edition for full story.

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