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Glen Rock Decides Turf for Faber Field

$3 million turf project would be funded by a combination of town funds and private contributions.

A longtime debate has been settled: Glen Rock will propose turfing Lower Faber Field.

The borough recently announced the decision on its website, saying the mayor and council considered a variety of options for the field that included the possibility of a natural grass field.

The “Mayor and Council concluded that artificial turf is the best long-term decision for this field,” the post said.

The turf project is expected to cost the borough $3 million, a cost that will be shared by the borough and local sports groups, the report said. 

For the initial $150,000 down payment on the project, officials said $50,000 would come from a transfer in the municipal budget. The rest was contributed by Game On Glen Rock, Junior Football, Soccer, Glen Rock Baseball Softball Association, Shooting Stars, and Men’s Softball and Lacrosse, they said.

“This project can move forward without any additional increase to taxpayers in 2014,” the post said. The budget amendment allowing for the turf field project will be discussed at a May 14 borough council meeting. 

thetentman May 12, 2014 at 03:16 PM
Put aside a many few thousands of dollars to repair the field too. Those 100 year storms that come twice a year do a number on them. Oh and put it next to a stream too. Then you can keep up with your rich neighbors.
tracey May 12, 2014 at 04:46 PM
One can assume that if the community wanted faber field to have a makeover with turf, Game On would have had zero problem raising the cash to do it.... the fact that they raised only 50,000 says an awful lot...
Macko D May 12, 2014 at 10:20 PM
well the citizens who accept this travesty are the suckers. Game on Glen Rock......what a scam
you know May 13, 2014 at 09:38 AM
Other than the 2 trains that run through town and the Wonder Market, Kilroy's, why are Glen Rocks taxes so high? Seriously, the school system is OK but not the best by far, the center of town is run down with overrated dining establishments and way too many hair salons and parking is a nightmare!
Phil Brooks May 13, 2014 at 10:02 AM
You know, GR's taxes are so high because they don't have enough commercial property in town and the residents are left pretty much holding the bag. // As far as downtown, it's apparent that the rents are too high, at least judging by the number of empty storefronts as the strip malls on Prospect and Lincoln are routinely filled. // As far as what *most* downtowns will become--among shopping online, malls and big box stores, places like GR and Ridgewood will be left with service businesses (cleaners, hair and nail salons, drug stores, banks) and coffee and pizza joints and some restaurants. // And I hate to disillusion you, but the school system is actually pretty darned good, which is a selling point for people willing to move here and pay exorbitant taxes.

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