Maple Park has suffered some real damage over the past 2yrs. from the flooding Ho-Ho-Kus Brook. Not to mention, some of the bacteria from the flood waters. The Turf has some has wrinkles and is raised in certain areas.
If you are going to turf fields, please use fields that are not subject to brook flooding.
B.F. Middle School has a large parking area, rest rooms could be used, two fields could be in use at once. Lights could be placed facing back to school off hill area, not to bother Westfield residents.
How about turfing Citizens, GW, Sommerville fields? Parking is greatly available at all these locations.
Turf fields reduce cost in watering and maintenance. Many teams can play as often without damaging turf.
But to spend 11.5 Million to put turf fields in such a vulnerable area that floods often, has no parking facilities, BAD IDEA !!
These are tough times, please use your heads.