Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The county recently appropriated funding to complete the project.
After what citizens say has been a ten-year endeavor, work on the James R. Harris Stadium is months away from being finished. According to Teri Kranefeld, spokeswoman for Harford County Public Schools, the project at Havre de Grace High School is scheduled to be complete by March 2013. At that point, students will have a new field house, locker room, referee room, walkway, flagpole and covered concession stand, among other additions. See Related: Want more Havre de Grace news? Get the Havre de Grace Patch newsletter delivered daily to your inbox!
Monday, November 26, 2012
The Harford County Council approved a $300K appropriation for work at Havre de Grace High School.
Harford County has agreed to pay more than $300,000 to put the finishing touches on Harris Stadium, on top of $1.134 million it originally provided for the project. Harford County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Cornell Brown said the $313,770 appropriation from the county would cover the costs of brick entryway paving, flagpoles, a concrete pad and planter and fencing for the field house at Havre de Grace High School. The school board requested the funding to finish work at Harris Stadium, which is incomplete, after the bid came in above projected costs. Over the last decade, Havre de Grace residents say they have raised $1 million for the project. "We provided the scoreboard, lights, away bleachers, ticket booth and home …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Some on the county council wondered about construction at Havre de Grace High School beginning before additional funds were approved.
Havre de Grace and Harford County Public School officials testified this week before the Harford County Council that a project to improve Harris Stadium was funded in phases and did not violate the county’s procurement process. In June, the Harford County Board of Education was allocated $1 million by the county to make improvements to the Havre de Grace High School stadium to bring it up to standard with other stadiums in the county. The upgrades included building a field house and referee room, improving the concessions area, and adding flagpoles, a planter and concrete pad for a future statue. “The project came slightly over budget” when the school system bid it out over the summer, Cornell Brown, assistant superintendent for Harford …