development would be scrapped if a sewer hookup can’t be secured.
In other news, supervisors agreed to buy new playground equipment from GameTime for $50,264.73. The cost will be covered by a $79,000 Local Share Account grant. The remainder of the grant is to be used to resurface the tennis and basketball courts and install picnic tables. Supervisors reviewed bids on both the basketball and tennis courts and voted to hire Mountain Top Paving to resurface the basketball courts for $6,500, with Gallagher noting, “It’s hard to get a driveway done for that price.” But they tabled the issue of the tennis courts because bids came in higher than expected, ranging from about $28,000 to $32,000, which would exceed the amount remaining in the grant the township received. Gallagher said it might be possible to repair the tennis courts in house.
Supervisors also awarded a bid to double sealcoat Creek Road to Asphalt Maintenance Solutions for $51,284.88.
Resident Andrea Marsicano asked for an update on necessary repairs to the ditch that stretches in front of her driveway. In April, she told supervisors that water was pooling in front of her home at Mountain View and Chipper roads. Gallagher said the township road workers had removed some limbs. But they had changed the pipe right before winter, and in the hurry to get the work done before the weather grew too cold, the ditch work hadn’t been finished properly.
“We’ll go back and try to rework the ditch lower” to correct the drainage problems, he said.
Secretary Pat Davis said the total cost of the April Easter egg hunt was $2,079.72, and donations totaled $1,885, leaving a net cost to the township of $194.72.
The next supervisors’ meeting is scheduled for 7 p. m. June 12 at the township building.