Antrim seeks concessionaire

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

With no response to its advertisement for someone to operate the concession stand at Antrim Township Community Park for 2013, the board of supervisors decided Feb. 19 to contact potential vendors to gauge their interest. The ball season began soon, and they wanted someone in place for the tournaments on the schedule. There was some discussion on how to improve terms of a contract. Last year the stand was run by a private party, but Antrim personnel took care of the trash and cleaned the restrooms. The supervisors thought the next vendor could handle those matters. They hoped to have someone approved at the March 12 meeting.

Township secretary Jennifer Becknell said delinquent sewer customers were responding to Antrim's letters demanding payment or the bills would be turned over to the Magisterial District Judge. Two of the three customers owing the most money notified the township that they would pay by the Feb. 28 deadline, and the other would start making payments. She reported that Judge Duane Cunningham's office would take only 10 cases per week.

"We're ready to go with our first batch," she said.

The board was also examining a cable franchise agreement with Comcast. The previous agreement expired June 23, and the telecommunications company offered a 15-year plan. The supervisors were not interested in a contract that lasted that long. They turned it over to solicitor John Lisko to review. In 2012, Antrim received $60,000 in franchise fees.