March 24, 2020 Special Board Meeting – Marshalltown School Board approves tennis and pickleball facilities bid

24 Mar
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The tennis courts at Marshalltown High School are in need of renovation and replacement.

After several months of planning and discussion, the Marshalltown School Board approved a bid for work on the tennis complex at Marshalltown High School during Tuesday’s special board meeting. 

Garling Construction Inc. was chosen to complete the work. Additionally, the City of Marshalltown will join the district and the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation in financially supporting the project after a city council decision on March 23. 

“I’m very thankful the City Council was willing to revisit and unanimously approve this collaborative project with the Marshalltown CSD and the Martha Ellen Tye Foundation in reconstructing the tennis courts that are located at Marshalltown High School (MHS) so that we can once again have a high quality facility, with the appropriate amenities for participants and spectators! Once constructed, I’m confident this facility will encourage youth interest in tennis and pickleball as fun, life-long physical activities and that Marshalltown will become a very popular centralized site to host future Iowa and Missouri Valley sanctioned tournaments for youth and adult competitors.”

The project is set to be divided into two main phases, including: 

  • Phase I

MCSD will be responsible for the planning, design, and construction costs for six new tennis courts to the south of the existing eight courts on the Marshalltown High School campus. Three new lighted pickleball courts will also be installed to the east of the existing tennis courts, thanks to the help of the Martha-Ellen Tye Foundation, which donated $150,000 toward the pickleball courts. 

  • Phase II

MCSD will be responsible for the planning and design of and will share the construction cost with the City of Marshalltown on renovating the eight existing tennis courts into six new tennis courts, adding a restroom facility, a storage facility, installation of lighting for the six new tennis courts of Phase I, and an adjacent parking lot off of South 2nd Avenue. 

The full details of the 28E agreement between MCSD and the City of Marshalltown can be found here. The total project bid tally can be found here

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