May 30, 2001
As it is the peak of the GNG Little League season, we are limited in what progress we can make with regards to the Intervale Fields project. However, our committee has met twice and we have the following update to relay.
In the interest of finding the best solution for Little League and the town of New Gloucester, we have begun a due diligence process to review properties we own and properties we might be able to acquire to assess the cost differences and impacts of moving our plans to a different location.
Bennett Road Land
Penney Road Fields
In the interest of giving time for proper due diligence, the GNGLL Intervale Fields Committee is pausing activity related to the current location (planning, architectural, and engineering) for a minimum of 60 days.
Our goal is to find whether there are any possibilities for alternative development locations and what cost differences would be required.
Our primary goal has been a facility with three fields and a snack shack/restroom/storage building. Our secondary goal would be the ability to have lighted fields with score boards. Since reducing our plans at Intervale would not meet these goals, we are pausing our development there while we see if any fields can meet our goals without an exceptional cost difference.
Once this research is complete, we will reassess our options and determine whether a subset of our goals at Intervale is the best path forward or pursuing development of fields at a different location would be more amenable to our goals and to the town’s needs.
We would be happy to hear ideas for grant opportunities, funding sources, or other avenues from the public that may help make alternative sites more feasible. If you have any suggestions or comments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in the dialog.