Boards agree on new field

Glenside News - - FRONT PAGE - By Caitlin Burns

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.

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