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Tell Us: Turf Field Questions?

Readers have been asking questions about the turf field. Help us clear up the answers:

Plainview's new turf athletic field has caused some in the community to raise questions, mostly in the comment section of Plainview Patch.

We'd like to answer them for you.

Send us your questions and comments on this thread and we'll try to answer all your questions. If we can't, we'll pose them to public officials.

The turf field is being installed by the Town of Oyster Bay, which has funded similar projects in other nearby communities, including Bethpage. The costs are spread out over an extended period of time. Plainview's field, if all goes well, will be ready to play on by the fall.

Fire away your questions in the comments below:

Jeffrey Berson January 29, 2013 at 08:45 PM
Anthony, Your Town tax money has paid for turf fields in every other community in the Town of Oyster Bay. Shouldn't the youth athletes of Plainview receive the same as every other community in TOB?
Anthony P January 29, 2013 at 08:47 PM
Then I mis-spoke Jeffrey- thanks for clarifying- just frustrated by the prop. taxes I guess.
Joe Dowd January 29, 2013 at 08:57 PM
Anthony P. yes. it is frustrating, how the taxes continue to go up. But this is not a school district tax. It's a long-term bond financed by the town of Oyster Bay. Town taxes represent only a small portion of a homeowner's overall tax bill. We're talking an insignificant amount of money when spread out over time.
Jack January 29, 2013 at 11:11 PM
If anyone really feels that the money "saved" by this field will be put back into "educational programs" please explain how. The grounds of our fields SUCK compared to every other field around. The budget might claim to have monies marked for field maintenance, but they NEVER use it for that. The money gets used to "fix" up our deteriorating buildings. Our buildings have been band-aided for decades!! It's about time we welcome some much needed help in supplying our children with a field that finally puts a star on our school's facilities.
George January 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM
I am glad we are finally getting a turf field, I wish we had it when my son played .....it would also be nice if the school built a "snack" shed that sold food...something like East Meadow has.....it could easily pay for itself and provide Hamburgers, soda, etc. at the fields events. Don't forget we also have an excellent track too...we could now host some around the island events....

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