Medina approves $122K bid for 2 new basketball courts at Butts Park

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 22 May 2023 at 10:01 pm

Backboards will cost another $10K; Medina seeks funding help from Town of Shelby

MEDINA – The Village Board accepted a construction bid this evening for two full-size basketball courts at Butts Park.

The village approved paying Super Seal Sealcoating of Penfield $122,319 for the project.

The village will use $110,000 in money from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. The board also has been informed the Medina Sports Boosters will contribute $13,200 towards the project, Mayor Mike Sidari said.

The $122,319 for the two new courts doesn’t include four backboards, two for each court. That is another $9,846, putting the total cost at about $132,000.

The Village Board voted this evening to approve the court construction. The board is hopeful the Town of Shelby will contribute towards the project.

Trustee Marguerite Sherman attended a recent Shelby Town Board and asked the town to pay for at least the backboards. The Town Board hasn’t voted on the matter.

“We don’t know what Shelby will do. We have no idea,” Sidari said at the meeting.

About $3,000 could also be saved if the village and other municipalities haul the stone for the courts.

Melissa Valley from the Medina Mustang Boosters has been leading the effort to get new courts at Butts Park on South Main Street. Currently there aren’t outdoor courts in Medina.