Township park grants distributed

PAT FRIDGEN

The annual Antrim Township park grants were awarded last week, and 10 organizations received funding for special projects. One applicant was put on hold until further information could be obtained. Requests totaled $106,950, and $27,020 was granted at the April 27 board of supervisors meeting.

The recipients were: Kauffman Ruritan, $5,320 for rubber mulch; State Line Ruritan, $4,500 for folding tables; Greencastle-Antrim YMCA, $3,250 for summer salaries; Jerome R. King Playground, $3,000 toward repair of pavilion, bleachers and lights; G-A Midget Football Association, $2,000 towards fields, fencing, bleachers and lights; G-A Soccer Association, $2,000 for fencing; G-A Baseball/Softball Association, $2,000 toward backstop, bleachers and shed; American Legion grounds, $2,000 for fieldwork; State Line Youth League, $1,500 for sand; and G-A Youth Soccer, $1,450.

The Shady Grove Improvement Association had returned its $4,360 grant last year as it was unable to come up with the additional funds to construct a volleyball court. It asked for that money and an additional amount for 2010.

Supervisor Fred Young III saw the Shady Grove park as a township park and wondered if the township could cut costs for the SGIA and haul some of the sand for the court. He moved, seconded by Sam Miller, to hold back those funds so details on the volleyball court construction could be revisited. The measure passed 4-0 with James Byers and Rick Baer also in favor. Curtis Myers was absent.