Boards agree on new field
Lower Moreland Township and school district sports teams will have a new fieOG WR SODy Rn sRRn.
The township and the school district agreed to partner to create a new PuOWL-sSRUW fieOG WhDW FDn Ee used by both township and sFhRRO GLsWULFW WeDPs, DORnJ with anyone in the community who would want to use it.
At the commissioners meeting the board approved a contract with the school ERDUG OFW. 17. SLPLODUOy, Whe school board approved the contract at its last meeting OFW. 16.
“We have a unique opporWunLWy,” TRwnshLS MDnDJeU Rick Mellor said. “It can address some issues we’ve had RveU Whe ODsW seveUDO yeDUs.”
The new fieOG wLOO Ee ORcated in the southeast corner RI LRweU MRUeODnG HLJh School and use some of the land near Fairway Farms. AGGLWLRnDOOy, AOODn MyeUs of American Infrastructure has donated dirt from construction at local properties WR heOS FUeDWe D OeveO fieOG. Mellor estimated Myers donDWeG DSSURxLPDWeOy $5,000 WR $7,000 wRUWh RI PDWeULDO and labor to help with the fieOG.
“I know the people in my ward and the other wards DSSUeFLDWe WhLs,” CRPPLssioner Timothy Wier said.
During the school board meeting the district agreed
WR VSOLW WHH FRVW RI WHH fiHOG. It also decided to sell the VFHRRO SrRSHrWy WHH fiHOG would be on to the township for A1 to remove any liability.
“We want to try and eliminate all our liabilityI” school board President Murray Cohen said.
Additional help paying IRr WHH fiHOG ZLOO FRPH IrRP the euntingdon salley Athletic AssociationI which ZLOO EH DEOH WR uVH WHH fiHOG as well.
7HH fiHOG ZLOO EH PDGH RI synthetic material and serve DV D PuOWL-VSRrW fiHOG, VR LW will not be limited to one type of sport. According to 0HOORr, EHFDuVH WHH fiHOG will be syntheticI it will be able to handle heavy usage without serious maintenance.
A four-dayI on-site assessment will be conducted to determine continued compliance with nationally adopted operationalI administrativeI training and personnel management standards.
As part of the on-site assessmentI personnel at Abington Township Police Department and the general public are invited to offer comments either by: using a local phone numberI OST-53S-1MU4;I established for a phone-in public information session Dec. 3 from O to 4 p.m.; or attending a public information session Dec. 3 beginning at 5 p.m. on WHH VHFRnG flRRr FRPPLVVLRnHr’V ERDrG rRRP DW WHH WRZnship buildingI 11TS Old vork Road.
Members of the on-site assessment team will receive public comments during both of these times.