Wayne Township recreation committee reorganizes

McELHATTAN — Most of the Wayne Township Recreation Committee stays the same after their annual reorganizational meeting that was held on Wednesday night.

After a resignation from the previous vice chair, Brian Styers was made vice chairman in a unanimous vote.

The committee did not disclose why the vice chair resigned.

Other roles like chairman, secretary/treasurer and assistant secretary/treasurer stayed the same.

Jerry Powers, remains chairman, Jane White remains secretary/treasurer and Marion Spong remains assistant secretary/treasurer.

The committee is also gearing up for 2021 tentative events and plans including the opening of the skating rink and sports court complex and the 225th Anniversary event.

Much of the work has been completed for the skating rink. White said that the hope is for it to be ready next weekend for locals to skate on. The weather hasn’t been quite cold enough to gather the necessary amount of ice for skaters to enjoy.

The sports court complex will include basketball and pickleball courts but will not be completed until warmer weather arises and the committee obtains the equipment needed for the courts.

In addition, White said it is the hope to get fish back into the fish pond located at the township’s Nature Park in April.

2020 was the official 225th Anniversary of Wayne Township, though according to Harlan Berger, historian, the real date of the anniversary is actually unknown.

The committee had planned to have the Wayne Township Landfill’s touring bus to take locals around to different historical places throughout the township and give them history, as well as food trucks and a car show throughout the township to celebrate the anniversary.

More details on such events, like times and dates, will come in the Express once determined.

Members present: Powers, White, Spong, Styers, Berger, Jeri Goodbrod, David Calhoun.

The next Wayne Township Recreation Committee meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Wayne Township municipal building.


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