Most of the rough grading for a new sports complex has been completed by volunteer labor and equipment, Mayor Dale Barney said Tuesday.
A bond of nearly $8 million to build the complex was voted down in February, but volunteers went ahead with the first phase of the project anyway on city owned land. That phase consists of four baseball diamonds and a football field."Volunteer labor is just coming from everywhere," said Barney. "It's really been a lot of fun to see."
Most of the work thus far has been by machine with retired operating engineers from around Utah Valley in the driver's seat. Barney has been making a list of volunteers he can call on when needed. Fuel to run the heavy equipment is also donated. Barney said he just received another donation of up to $4,000 in fuel.
The city hasn't spent any money yet but will in the next few weeks, he said. Money will come from either the sale of land the city had planned on developing into a park or impact fees, officials said.
"When you get this field built you can go on to the next field of dreams," said Councilwoman Thora Shaw, referring to the other phases of construction.