"Over the past two years I have finally gotten to the point where people are starting to ask me the big questions," said Hinz.
To kick off the meeting, Hinz stated his mission: "I'm trying to find out about getting a multipurpose field for Raymond."
Hinz says that his motive is to simplify things for the whole local sports community. Hinz sites problems such as parents having kids on separate fields that are scattered all throughout this area, so the parent ends up driving all over. With this new sports complex, which contains a field for every sport, parents would be able to go to one location entirely. Not only that, but the town would be able to host more sports tournaments, with more room for seating.
"I want to do this (build the sports complex) to beautify Raymond," said Hinz.
Hinz said that he originally intended to get new soccer fields closer to town than the soccer field in Old Willapa.
"When I started talking about the 'multi' sports it became a lot bigger than I had originally thought between the Raymond city council, the schools and the government," said Hinz.
Opening up the sports complex to all sports paved another path to have the complex paid for through government grants. Hinz has particularly honed into a grant that is specifically for rural, depressed communities. This particular grant comes about every two years, and the next is slated to be used in 2016. Hinz has contacted Rebecca Chaffee to write the grants, and Hinz said she was willing to comply.
"A guy came out that is a landscape architect that does synthetic fields, and quoted and is willing to go in front of city council and quote the project," said Hinz.
So as far as a time-line is concerned for this sports complex, it could be up to two years before any work even begins. Once work begins on the field, it has been quoted to take six months from start to finish.
Coach Hinz will have regular meetings every three months regarding the multipurpose sports complex, with the exact date is to be announced.