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St. Marys City Council considering lighting for the stadium

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The Council introduce a resolution at their meeting Monday night that would allow them to purchase around $375,000 worth of lights and materials for the new stadium that will be built behind the middle and high school. The Council introduce a resolution at their meeting Monday night that would allow them to purchase around $375,000 worth of lights and materials for the new stadium that will be built behind the middle and high school.
Mayor Pat McGowan also swore in new police sergeant Josh Boos and patrolman Charlie Eberle at the meeting Monday evening. Mayor Pat McGowan also swore in new police sergeant Josh Boos and patrolman Charlie Eberle at the meeting Monday evening.

The City of St. Marys is looking at working with the school district to get lights for the stadium projects. 

The council introduced a resolution at their meeting Monday night that would allow them to purchase around $375,000 worth of lights and materials for the new stadium that will be built behind the middle and high school. The proposal states that the school district will pay them back over 20 years, by making two payments a year. This is the same deal that paid for the lighting at the current stadium back in the late 70s and council members want to continue that good relationship between the school and the city. 

“We want to give them top flight facilities so they can be top flight students and a good stadium with good infrastructure will help that," said Jim Harris, President of St. Marys City Council.

The fundraising efforts have been going good for the new stadium. The have raised around 1.7 million of the 3 million dollar goal and with a line of credit from the bank, they are ready to start construction in the near future. 

“We are probably looking at 60 days when you are going to see some real activity out there. We are planning on having the first kickoff game on August 24th against Sidney. So a lot of things are going to be happening here on out,” commented Dan Burke, Roughrider Philanthropic Association.

Mayor Pat McGowan also swore in new police sergeant Josh Boos and patrolman Charlie Eberle at the meeting Monday evening. 

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