The Perry soccer complex has taken some time to build, and it’s still not going to be ready any time soon.
With that in mind, at the most recent City Council meeting, it was decided a new construction firm would be aiding current contractors, Spring Lake Construction, for the completion of the project. The Council voiced their frustrations with the current state of the fields, and it became clear their patience had run out.
City Administrator Sven Peterson explains, “So it’s kind of been a long, drawn-out process. The soccer complex was actually supposed to be completed by October 31st of last fall, so they’re nearing a year overdue on that. So it kind of finally came to the pinch point, and we’re really starting to apply pressure to them. The product out there is just not up to our standards and what we expect. And especially some of the feedback that we’ve been getting from the community. This is something that Perry is going to be very proud of, and what the contractor’s done up to this point just really does not meet those standards and is completely unacceptable for us.”
Spring Lake is going to hire J&M Landscape of Ames to help them finish the project. The new contractor will be using hydro seeding, as opposed to conventional seeding, which the contractor says is better quality but more expensive. They should begin within the next week and a half. The best-case scenario for when the complex will be ready for play is by early next fall.
To hear more from Peterson, listen to Tuesday’s Perry Fareway Let’s Talk Dallas County program at RaccoonValleyRadio.com.