Marshfield: School Committee considers supporting Eames Way athletic fields study proposal

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The Marshfield School Committee is considering whether or not to support a proposal for a feasibility study, to determine if 9 acres of land behind the Eames Way School is suitable for athletic fields.

The study would cost about $5,000 and be paid for by Community Preservation Administration funds.

CPC Chair Tom Whalen said, “It’s right behind the school and it’s fairly flat. It’s heavily wooded right now. The feasibility study would tell us what the best options would be for the land. Right now we have no idea. We know it’s a large area, flat land; could be multipurpose fields, baseball fields, softball fields… could be anything out there. We don’t know until we find out the full potential. That’s why we want to do the feasibility study.”

However, there could be a complication – much of the land could be considered priority habitat, which has to be mitigated by setting aside 2 acres to every one acre used for the fields.

School committee will vote whether or not to support the feasibility study at their meeting, October 30.

About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.