Montoursville Borough Council Monday night gave preliminary approval to develop a plan for a football field in Indian Park.
Mark Verrico, field commissioner of the Montoursville Junior Athletic Association, said the group is eyeing a parcel near the former public swimming pool.
He noted that the borough's recreation board agreed the site would be a good spot for a field.
Verrico said more than 200 children are involved with the youth organization.
Earlier this year, council voted to suspend play by softball teams in the park after this year.
Verrico, however, noted that the piece of land the youth league is looking at is located not near the ball fields but in an "under-utilized" part of the park.
Mayor John Dorin suggested that a master plan for the park first be done.
But Councilman Ron Shearer said council must move forward with the project. He noted that coming up with a master plan will delay it.
The mayor argued that such a plan for the park had been discussed two years ago.
"You'll spend $10,000 for a master plan," Shearer said.
"So what? Let's do it right," Dorin responded.
Council voted to give preliminary approval for a warehouse addition at the Savoy Plaza.
Last month council tabled that request when no bond was submitted for the plan.
Council agreed to submit a Community Development Block Grant application to the state Department of Community and Economic Development for reconstruction of two blocks of Bennett Street and one block of Pine Street.
The borough is set to receive $84,548 to cover the cost of the projects.
In a personnel matter, council voted to hire Rodney Smith as a part-time policeman. Smith replaces another part-time officer who resigned.
Council held an executive session prior to the regular meeting to consider personnel issues.
Also at the meeting, council:
Voted to install a chlorine detention pipe for a well.
Voted to buy a backhoe from Cleveland Brothers for $38,062.
Agreed to change the rental inspection fee from $35 to $45. The fee is paid every three years by landlords.