St. Clair County Community College could be investing upwards of two million dollars into a south campus and athletic facilities in Marysville. Approved during a meeting of the SC4 Board of Trustees Thursday, the college will partner with the City of Marysville to host some of their athletic facilities. SC4 Chief Operating Operator Kirk Kramer tells WPHM the budget for the project will be $2.2 million. He adds the funding for the facilities will come from SC4’s plant fund which is partially supported by a facilities millage.
Marysville City Manager Randy Fernandez says the agreement is good news for both the city and the college, and that more partnerships could come in the future. He alluded to further partnerships to house SC4 office space and to utilize the band shell in the park, but declined to provide specifics. The 50 year agreement calls for a soccer field and track to be constructed at at Morton Park in Marysville and upgrades to a softball field at Marysville Park. SC4 would have primary use of the facilities, with residents having the ability to utilize them and the city retaining ownership of the land.