Abington Twp. receives $40,000 grant approval for park project

First Posted: 2/3/2010

At the Jan. 25 Abington Township Supervisors meeting, approval was announced for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant for $40,000, which will allow the township to begin a project. The money will fund picnic tables, grills, benches and a pavilion. The grant will cover 87 percent of the project. Once the layout is drawn and reviewed, bids will be accepted. The supervisors discussed hiring Bill Davis, who specializes in architecture, to do the design work for the project. Items that need to be taken into account: handicapped accessibility, paving and location. The topic was tabled and will be discussed further.
Also, a conflict was discussed regarding the fees paid to the Dalton Fire Company.
According to Abington Township supervisors, in the past they have paid the Dalton Fire Company to provide service to the township. The fire company presented the supervisors with a fee they deemed fair. After reviewing the township budget, supervisors said the fee was more than they can afford at present. However, they proposed a lower amount to the fire company with a planned increase each year over the next five. A meeting is scheduled between the supervisors and the fire company to resolve the issue.

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