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Small beautification project will go long way
Denair beaut pic
Denair Unified School District is collaborating with county Supervisor Vito Chiesa and the Public Works of Stanislaus County to replace the weedy area at the corner of Lester Road and Monte Vista Avenue with 700 feet of sidewalk and landscaping. - photo by CANDY PADILLA / The Journal

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair’s Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.


With this in mind, Denair Unified School District superintendent Aaron Rosander approached the Municipal Advisory Committee in August with hopes of turning the area into 700 feet of sidewalk and landscaping.


“We all agreed that the addition of a sidewalk and greenery was important for both pedestrian safety and community attractiveness,” wrote Rosander. “This project will present beautifully to the public upon entering the community of Denair, while offering much-needed safety for foot traffic during and after school hours.”


As a collaboration between DUSD, county Supervisor Vito Chiesa, and the Public Works of Stanislaus County, the project will replace the weedy area at the corner of Lester Road and Monte Vista Avenue with 700 feet of sidewalk.


According to Rosander, others from the community have also stepped up to contribute to the project. A major donor for the project thus far has been Central Valley Concrete, with the business planning to provide the concrete needed for the sidewalk.


Currently estimated at $6,500, this project will considerably rely on donations such as the one made by CVC.

The superintendent hopes that donations will also assist the funding of the lawn, irrigation system, and shrubbery the project requires.


Concrete is set to be poured in early December with landscaping facing completion in the spring. With its completion, the project will vastly improve the appearance of the area, as well as provide a safer route to and from the high school football stadium.


“This project is important to both the school and community,” concluded Rosander. “The safety of our students and public and the beauty of our proud community is something that is near and dear to everyone associated with Denair.”