Workers from The Lane Construction Company lay down recycled pavement on the access road and parking lot at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex. Photo by Kyle Santheson, Waldoboro Recreation Department
MVCF Press Releases
Waldoboro's New Recreation Area Benefits from Lane Construction's Gift
October 19, 2010
Medomak Valley Community Foundation
Waldoboro, Maine - The Lane Construction Corporation, the Town of Waldoboro and the Medomak Valley Community Foundation recently partnered to make the Town’s new recreation area a little greener by recycling local pavement to pave the site's parking lot and access road.
As part of the town’s annual road maintenance program, old pavement was removed from Mill Street in preparation for re-paving. Lane Construction donated over $6000 in labor and equipment to truck the old pavement to the Recreation Complex and place it on the access road and parking area. A paving machine was brought in to spread the material then a roller was used compact it.
"The work keeps a promise we made to the Town," said John Blamey, President of the Community Foundation. "We now have a hard surface for parking as we continue the Board's commitment to this project."
Eric Ritchie, spokesman for Lane Construction stated "The Lane Construction Corporation values the community of Waldoboro and the working relationship we have with the Town. Lane is committed to being a good neighbor and giving back and we are pleased that we could help the town in their effort to improve an already impressive complex. We would like to thank the town for giving us the opportunity to help and our employees for completing a quality job."
Town Manager William Post echoed Ritchie’s comments "Using recycled pavement was a perfect solution for the Recreation Complex. I appreciate the donation of labor and equipment from Lane Construction that helped the town continue to improve the site."
The Town’s recreation site is located behind Miller School. It includes a Little League field and a Babe Ruth field for the youth baseball program. The complex is set up to accommodate youth soccer programs in the fall.
In closing, Blamey said, "The continued development of the site is shared responsibility of the Foundation, the Town and its citizens. Together we will make it all happen." For more information on the project visit www.themvcf.org.