The Vernon Pickleball Association is hoping local government will help with the costs of getting its new site ready to build on.
The group has started work on a 12 court facility in Marshall Field.
However, member and project manager Don Freisen told the Greater Vernon Advisory Committee, it cost them $95,000 in pre-work fees to move Hydro and irrigation lines, along with a fire hydrant.
“At that point, when we actually got the site, we certainly didn’t want to give it up.So when we ran into all these services that we had to deal with, we just went to work because there was no other opportunity. We had to make it work.”
Friesen says their volunteers helped with some of the work.
“All together we did something like two thousand feet of trenching and two thousand feet of mainline irrigation and hydro lines. All of this before we could go to work.”
GVAC will discuss the request at its next meeting.
The club plans to have the new courts ready for use sometime in 2018.
The regional district provided the site for the facility, and GVAC gave the group a $300,000 grant.