WOCSD Athletic Fields Rehabilitation Project Employing Numerous Local Contractors

Post date: Oct 24, 2013 7:17:43 PM

Work is rapidly progressing on the field rehabilitation project to improve the athletic fields of the Wells-Ogunquit CSD. Not only will current and future students of the District benefit from improved fields for sports activities but the local economy is also receiving a benefit as many of the companies involved in the project are based in the Wells-Ogunquit area.

Although there are principal or primary contractors in place to guide and bring the project to completion, WOCSD Superintendent Ellen Schneider is pleased to point out that there are many local sub-contractors involved in supplying the $851,000 bond funded project with labor, material and services, eventually pouring a portion of the money back into the local economy.

“Although not all the main contractors are local, this does not preclude our local businesses from being involved,” commented Superintendent Schneider recently.

Local contractors providing trucking services include Dean C. Ramsdell Landscaping of Wells, Abbott Brothers, Inc. of York and Shoreline Trucking of Wells. Supplying aggregate material for fill is Chase & Hamlyn, Inc. of Wells. Pike Industries, Inc. of Wells is contracted to provide paving and Anchor Fence of Kennebunk was selected to provide fencing. Concrete is being provided by R. Pepin & Sons, Inc. of Sanford and Maine Track & Tennis of Gray will construct a new running track at Wells Junior High School.

Clearly the most significant component of the project includes the construction of an irrigation system that will service all of the District’s athletic fields with automated watering.

While Temple Well Drilling, Inc. of Bowdoinham was sub-contracted by Marquis Well & Pump to drill the irrigation well, it is Marquis Well & Pump of Sanford that is the main contractor for constructing the irrigation system.

Primary contractors for the field rehabilitation project include Environmental Solutions in Yarmouth, SUR Construction, Inc. of Rochester, New Hampshire and Sebago Technics of South Portland.

Caption: A truck from Dean C. Ramsdell Landscaping on the track and field behind Wells Junior High School.