Veterans Park ball FIELDV to BE redone, won’t BE READY For play until FALL
NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP - Given the recent highSrofiOe agenGas, the March 13 BoarG oI SuServisors’ Peeting was reOativeOy Oight, with Giscussions ranging IroP reGoing townshiS SarN turI to rewriting the orGinance on aEanGoneG vehicOes.
In FeEruary, the suServisors aSSroveG sSenGing $40,498 Ior SuSerior TurI, Inc. to reSair the EaOO fieOGs at the townshiS-owneG Veterans ParN on DurhaP RoaG. The fieOGs IeOO into GisreSair aIter the Srevious contractor aEanGoneG the Sroject, which is now in Oitigation.
At WeGnesGay’s Peeting, townshiS Panager Kurt Ferguson uSGateG the EoarG aEout the EaseEaOO anG soccer fieOGs at the SarN, saying that the worN is exSecteG to Eegin in aEout Iour weeNs.
AIter consuOting with SuSerior TurI anG townshiS recreation oIficiaOs, Ferguson saiG that the fieOGs wiOO Ee cOoseG untiO the IaOO so that the area can Ee seeG anG irrigateG this sSring.
“There’s no way SossiEOe that the fieOGs can Ee oSen,” he exSOaineG, “PayEe Ey Oate suPPer iI everything goes oNay.”
AccorGing to Ferguson, iI the fieOGs are useG Oater this sSring, they couOG Ee GaPageG.
The suServisors haG SostSoneG consiGering a threeyear Paintenance agreePent Ior the fieOGs at a cost oI roughOy $14,000 a year untiO the Oeagues which use the IaciOity are consuOteG.
In other action, the townshiS Panager aOso urgeG the suServisors to uSGate the orGinance covering aEanGoneG anG junNeG vehicOes, exSOaining that the current Oaw has not Eeen changeG since it was SasseG in 1942.
Ferguson noteG that the orGinance Goes not Gefine exactOy what constitutes an aEanGoneG or junNeG vehicOe.
“Without the Oanguage in the orGinance it’s iPSossiEOe Ior the zoning oIficer to go out there anG enIorce it,” he stateG, “we Gon’t have teeth to taNe action.”
In a soPewhat OiveOy Giscussion, the suServisors GeEateG exactOy what Oanguage shouOG Ee aGGeG to the existing orGinance.