MT. PLEASANT– Plans are underway for a much-needed safety update at North Sanpete High School.
Per Superintendent Nan Ault and the North Sanpete School Board, progress is underway to excavate and construct a six-court tennis complex at North Sanpete, which will replace the five courts currently present at the school.
Funding has been secured for the construction by budgeting the courts as a capital project after attempts to secure grants from FEMA were unsuccessful. “It’s one of those necessities we’ve been trying to budget for a while,” Assistant Superintendent O’Dee Hansen said. “We have ginormous cracks in the court, and tennis players playing on cracks doesn’t exactly go well.”
Ault said the project had long been in the works. Ault confirmed to the board during their January meeting on the 18th that contractors for the construction had been secured.
With both contractors and funding in place, the largest remaining hurdle is contracting the excavation, which Ault said last week is still undecided. Contractors are looking to begin work once the snow has melted.
A tentative architectural draft of the courts was shared in the meeting as part of the proposal. The courts will be located adjacent to the North Sanpete High campus west of the school.
If everything goes to plan, Hansen said the construction of the courts will be completed during the summer of 2022.
Zac Dimmick, maintenance supervisor for the district and a leader of the project initiative, could not be reached for comment.