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.