Parkland Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

North Whitehall groups receive donations

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER Special to The Press in Local News

Members of North Whitehall’s recreation committee have given recommendations to supervisors for donations to the various groups operating within the township.

The North Parkland Athletic Association and Orefield Athletic Association each will receive $3,000. Ormrod Playground and Laury’s Athletic Association will be given $5,000 each.

Schnecksville Playground will receive $4,500 and Neffs Playground will be given $1,500.

In other matters, supervisors granted a 3-year lease to James Heintzelman to farm a 3.5-acre tract near Johnson Pond.

The board gave the aggregate and paving contract to New Enterprise. Aggregate will be $54,202.50 while the paving bid was $217,525.

The township is currently accepting bids for propane.

These bids will be opened 9 a.m. April 20.

Well isolation distances and groundwater study waivers were granted for 4727 Spruce St., 5149 River Road, and 1936 Neffs Laurys Road.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett noted the condition of township roads is being checked.

After inspection, it will be determined which roads should receive priority status for repair.

The road crew is trimming brush along the roads and in the parks.

Bartlett advised all athletic groups to stay off the recreation fields due to all the recent rain. The fields are not ready for heavy field play and the infields must be rebuilt.

Bartlett voiced his opinion on the condition of the state roads after the recent snowstorm. He said the roads were poorly maintained when it came to snow removal.

Several members of the audience echoed his sentiments.

Illegal dumping along Quarry Street was mentioned. All types of debris, including tires and television sets, are being dumped at the site.

Township crews pick some of the material up and haul it away but more is deposited later.