Impact of the Governor's action on the UMass Bond Bil

UMass Dartmouth had begun work repairing Cressy Field

March 20, 2003 

Impact of the Governor's action on the UMass Bond Bill 

UMass Dartmouth had begun work repairing Cressy Field with funds made available through a $1 million dollar loan from the UMass system that was approved by the Board of Trustees as part of a five-year capital plan for the campus. The $400,000 balance was earmarked in UMD's capital budget. In the fall of 2002, UMass Dartmouth elected to become a part of the UMass Bond bill to amortize that cost over 20 years, instead of repaying the loan over 5 years. As it now stands, the work on the field is well begun and will continue with completion on schedule for Fall 2003. The football team, men's and women's soccer and lacrosse, will use Cressy Field. Neither the loan nor the Bond Bill covered expenses for the track, which, like Cressy Field, is in litigation. However, we are optimistic that the litigation will soon be resolved and monies from the settlement will be available to repair the track so it will be in service this fall as well." 


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