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Supervisors approve lights for ball field at James Short Park

Baseball and softball players at James Short Park will be able to play at night next season, as the township supervisors released previously committed funds for a new lighting system on Tuesday.

Matt Custer, Little League project manager, and Britt Bassett, owner of Bassett Engineering, provided a full land development plan, which accounted for the shed, storm drains and trees.

Bassett walked the supervisors through each stage of the plan and said the project seemed straight forward.

The development plan would allow for changes in construction to take place if the crew encountered unforeseen obstacles, said Custer. He also determined an area for temporary storage of the lights, if needed.

The lights could be delivered within three weeks but Custer said he would have to renew talks after delaying the project to seek the proper approvals.

“I reviewed the plan, I think it looks good, they have everything on there we need to see,” said Bill Burdett, township manager and treasurer.

The supervisors plan to set conditions for usage of the lights, but will discuss it at a later date.

In other business, the supervisors:

• Recognized the need for businesses along East Third Street to shovel their snow. Citations of $10 and $25 will be issued for noncompliance.

• Moved to allow an outdoor wood-burning furnace at 1111 Mt. Royal Heights.

• Reviewed plans for embankment removal at 2409 E. Third St.

• Reviewed a contract with PennDOT to forbid them from loading and off-loading their vehicles on township roads.

The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Members present were Paul Nyman, Virgina Eaton, John Bower, Marc Sortman and Richard Wheeland.

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