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At Long Last, Campus Rec Proposal Comes to Vote

After almost a year-and-a-half and several changes, proposal goes to students Tuesday.

by Matt Johnston

Issue date: 4/5/07 Section: Campus News

Along with voting for MSSA president, vice president and senator seats, students will have the chance to vote on two proposals Tuesday. Both proposals are designed to support the construction costs, maintenance, replacement and operations of outdoor recreation and fitness facilities.

Proposal A will cost students $39.63 per semester (roughly $80 a year) and would allow for improving the softball, soccer, lacrosse, rugby, and flag football fields. This proposal also includes the construction of a 1,500-seat multi-purpose stadium for track and field and other academic and athletic programs.

Proposal B basically supports proposal A and goes a step further. Instead of proposal A's $39.63 student cost, it rises to $65.02 (roughly $130 a year).

This additional fee will pay for giving Blakeslee Field a face-lift with a new synthetic surface, a bubble enclosure over the multi-purpose field for campus recreation and the addition of four new tennis courts.

If students desire, they can, of course, vote "NO" to either of the proposals set before them. A 50 percent majority of votes is needed to pass either proposal.

Matt Johnston is a Reporter staff writer