No new stadium for Kiski
In the Nov. 13 article “Fields still are major work in progress,” I read the Kiski Area High School practice field had been resurfaced with artificial turf. This project cost $1.2 million, $200,000 of it from a grant from the NFL.
Where did the school board get the remaining $1 million? It came from the taxpayers, no doubt.
So many Pennsylvania school districts are talking about raising property taxes, but in Kiski there’s talk of lights and bleachers at the practice field and maybe playing all football and soccer games there in the future.
How many million is this going to cost us?
Kiski Area has been playing football and other sports at Davis Field in Vandergrift since the school opened. The Davis Field property was donated to Vandergrift on the condition it be used for the town.
That hasn’t been true for some time now. One of our fire departments wanted to use the field and was told it needed the Kiski school board’s permission. The board turned down the fire department.
How can my school district spend all of this money and talk of raising property taxes to pay to do it?
There’s been talk for years about building a stadium at the high school campus in Allegheny Township. Vandergrift rents Davis Field to the school for $1 a year. Why would the district pay millions for a new stadium when it can use Davis Field for $1 a year?
Improvements at Davis Field would cost far less than what a new facility would cost the taxpayers.
Daniel T. Serena