No Charge For School to Use Bernardsville Field, Mayor Confirms
Honecker says suggestion came from unsolicited report by recreation committee.
Bernardsville Mayor Lee Honecker on Wednesday night assured the Somerset Hills Board of Education that the municipality has no intention of charging the school district to use the turf field at the borough property known as the polo grounds.
Honecker said that the borough's recreation committee brought up the idea of renting out the field during a Borough Council meeting, but that that the municipality has no intention of charging rent to the school district.
Honecker said the borough is "extremely aware of our reciprocal arrangement" with the school district. He also said such sharing of facilities benefits taxpayers.
"We really appreciate that," School Board President Donna Coons said following Honecker's remarks. She said she hoped that the appearance, and confirmation offered by borough officials that no rental fees will be charged will answer all board members' questions on the subject.