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After Irene: Looking at the Reconstruction in the Coffers…

Out of students’ sight, new Director of Finances Keith Finan is working with Director of Facilities Chuck Williams to analyze the destruction caused by Irene and calculate its cost.

“At this point, I can only give an estimate of between $1 million and $1.25 million as the cost to recover from the flood,” said Mr. Finan.

Athletic Director Chip Davis stated, “We’ll spend over $100,000 on bleacher and scoreboard replacement alone.”

The south fields and the tennis courts suffered the most damage. The tennis courts were heavily flooded but not badly damaged. “Last week when I spoke with [Building and Grounds Director] Mr. Williams, we were not expecting to find serious damage to the courts surfaces,” said Mr. Finan. The major challenge is to get the silt and debris off of the surface.

“We are focused on getting the fields and courts back into shape while keeping a careful eye on the costs of each component and overall spending,” said Mr. Finan.