City takes over district landscaping, will replace Snyder Park turf
The city of Sherwood will begin providing landscaping services to all schools in the Sherwood School District. On Feb. 19, the council approved an intergovernmental agreement that allows the city to provide those services for a cost of up to $120,000 per year. Also, the city will purchase an estimated $60,000 in equipment from the district with the city offsetting an amount of $20,000 over the course of three years to purchase that equipment.
The city already has a separate agreement with the school district to provide maintenance on all school athletic fields.
Meanwhile, the city is also in the process of replacing artificial turf on the Snyder Park soccer field. While initial costs are estimated at $500,000, Public Works Director Craig Sheldon said he believes he can have it completed for a total of $454,000 (with $390,000 allocated for the turf itself), made possible by using a cooperative agreement with the Inter Mountain Educational Service District. The current turf field was installed in 2001 with a life expectancy of anywhere from eight to 10 years, Sheldon said.