About 30 people were in attendance at last night’s listening session held by the Waupaca School Board, the first of two to hear comments and concerns over a proposal to build a multi-sport, synthetic turf complex at the high school. The 3.1 million dollar project was formulated after a facilities assessment of Haberkorn Field by the district’s insurance carrier determined that improvements for safety were needed there, to the tune of 730-thousand dollars…… and that didn’t include any work on the playing field itself. Questions on parking, synthetic turf safety and durability were addressed by district administrator Greg Nyen and John Kneer of the Rettler Corporation. If the board were to approve the project, funding would be covered roughly 50 percent from community donations, and 50 percent from proceeds from the sale of the administation building and Haberkorn Field, and money from the district’s reserve fund. A second listening session is slated for this coming Monday night, to be held at the district’s boardroom, starting at 7:30.