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Peters Council Hears Update on Field Conversion Plans

Council adds another storm sewer project, approves final phases of developments, plus other notes from Monday night's meeting.

Peters Township Parks and Recreation Board has plans in the works to convert some baseball fields into a multipurpose field that could be used by football and lacrosse teams. Parks and Recreation Director Michele Harmel outlined the plans for Peters Township Council Monday evening. 

Under the plan, fields 3 and 4 would change from two baseball diamonds and one practice field to a multipurpose grass field usable for football and lacrosse.  The baseball association has asked that one of the baseball diamonds be kept to use for tournaments.

Harmel also presented a proposed new fee schedule for residents and non-resident groups booking use of the turf and athletic fields by the hour. Harmel added that the Parks and Recreation Board has proposed installing two flagpoles in the park and that Parks and Recreation would be responsible for maintaining them and making sure the flags are displayed and illuminated properly. Harmel says each of these items will come before township council for a vote at a later date.

STORM SEWER PROJECT ADDED AND FUEL BID AWARDED

Council voted unanimously to award a bid to Reed Oil of Coraopolis and New Castle for fuel through the SHACOG purchasing alliance for the next year. The township's projected usage is 32,000 gallons of gasoline and 21,500 gallons of diesel fuel. Three bids were received and were very close in price. 

Council also voted to add a third project to the storm sewer contract with El Grande. The change order adds a project that will replace pipes and inlets on Squire Lane where there are sinkholes and the street is prone to icing because of poor drainage. The cost would be $24,285 which will bring the total contract to $146,316. That number is still below the budget of $200,000.

Township Council voted to approve the final phase of the Great Meadows Plan which includes the remaining portions of Sutherland and Scenic Ridge Drives.

Council also approved the initial phase of the Orchard Hill Plan which contains McIntosh and Cortland Drives. 

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