Antrim to water fields as park nears completion

PAT FRIDGEN

The Antrim Township Board of Supervisors is looking at another possibility for irrigating the fields at Antrim Township Community Park. Acting chair Rick Baer said Aug. 23 that while the $26,000 quote per field he received for underground and portable systems was high because it covered more ground than asked for, he also thought there was another manageable way to get water to the soccer fields and baseball complex.

He, Fred Young III and Curtis Myers authorized administrator Brad Graham and public works director Carl Rundquist to investigate all options, but especially pumping from the Conococheague Creek at Martin's Mill Bridge. An idea was that the vacant concession stand at the bottom of the hill could become the pump station. A pipe from the creek would be in an inconspicuous location to park visitors. Sam Miller and James Byers were absent from the meeting.

The slab for the concession stand at the baseball fields was set to be poured in a few days, Graham said, and the building construction would begin.

Troop 99 Boy Scout Eric Witmer presented a plan to construct four tournament horseshoe pits at ATCP.  He wanted to put them between the playground and the parking lot to the north and expected to be done by October. He was granted $350 in township funds for costs beyond the donations he was getting from several businesses.

The board also modified procedures so Graham will not have to seek bids for any purchases between $1,000 and $4,000, and permission for purchase orders will no longer be necessary at $500, but rather at $1,000.

Graham announced he was reviewing applications for the part-time custodial position. Former custodian Ami Myers was placed on the substitute part-time custodian/recycling center list.