Council OKs partial funding for school project
School board to replace, expand high school tennis courts
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - At last week's meeting, the Colonial Heights City Council voted in approval of providing the school board with its requested $100,000 for a project to be completed to expandthe high school’s tennis courts.
The school board requested the partial funding a couple of months ago as they wished to move forward on a $500,000 project that will involve the replacement and expansion of Colonial Heights High School's tennis courts. The school board is funding $400,000 but requested an additional $100,000 from council as part of the city’s FY 2017-18 budget cycle.
To fulfill the school board’s request, city council voted to appropriate $76,666 from the proceeds
from the sale of the old courthouse to the capital projects budget.
The project also appropriates a $400,000 contribution from the School Division in the capital projects budget, and transfers $23,334 from the facilities master plan project to fund the total $500,000 proposed cost.
“We’re sending out
bids this week,” said Colonial Heights Finance Director Sheila Minor. “So the project is kicking off.”
“We won’t start construction until after this tennis season is complete, but we will definitely want the [new and improved] tennis courts in place for next season,” added Colonial Heights City Manager Douglas Smith.
Kelsey Reichenberg may be reached at kreichenberg@ progress-index.com or 804-722-5109.