Last night, the school board was invited to a joint session with Village Council to discuss a proposed lease agreement for use of their ball fields.
We spent an hour discussing various aspects of the proposal, and we finally came to a tentative agreement - pending proper review by our respective attorneys.
The agreement will allow the newly formed Swanton Recreation Program to use the sports fields of the village for practices and games, and also will allow the concession stands to be operated by non-profit groups. In addition, the Village will be allowed to use our high school football field to shoot off their annual fireworks display.
The vote by Village Council was split, leaving the Mayor to cast the tie-breaking vote. The school board vote was unanimous.
I would like to personally thank everyone who worked so very hard to bring this agreement to fruition. Now our community may move forward - united again!