ARP Funds To Be Used To Build Signal Mountain Tennis Courts, New Tracks For East Ridge High, East Hamilton High, And Add Lights, Bleachers For Central Track

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

County officials plan to use American Rescue Plan funds for new tennis courts for Signal Mountain High School, new track for East Ridge High School and East Hamilton High as well as lights and bleachers for the Central High track.

The county allotment for tennis courts at Shackleford Ridge Park will be $750,000. That will go along with the same amount raised privately for the $1.5 million project.

Commissioner Tim Boyd said the East Ridge High track has been rated as the worst in the county and is not safe to use. He said meets cannot be held there, and the track team has to use other courses.

The cost will be $750,000.

The East Hamilton track will be $990,975. Chairman Sabrena Smedley said when the school was built the athletic facilities were not included. She said the commission afterward approved a resolution saying that on all new schools the athletic facilities would be included. 

The expense to complete the Central track will be $280,000. It is not connected with a football stadium as some other county tracks.

Rivermont Elementary School will be getting a $1.5 million multipurpose/play gym.

Another allotment of $75,000 will be for repainting Apison Elementary School.

Other school improvements include:

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts – stage and rigging improvements – up to $250,000

Alpine Crest Elementary School – fire code upgrades – up to $75,000

Red Bank Elementary School – ADA playground improvements – up to $25,000

Red Bank High School – replacement air conditioning unit – up to $300,000

Loftis Middle School - outdoor learning space – up to $50,000

DuPont Elementary School - playground renovation and equipment – up to $45,000

McConnell Elementary School - resurface track, water fountains, library shelves – up to $28,000

Hixson High School - sound system for gym & football stadium – up to $35,000

Big Ridge Elementary School - playground – up to $50,000

Hixson Elementary School – outdoor sign – up to $42,000

Hixson Middle School - library learning center supplies and equipment – up to $35,000

Middle Valley Elementary School - STEM Center expansion – up to $35,000 

$40,000 for water system upgrades and field grading at the Middle Valley ballfields

 

 


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