Friday, May 3, 2013
Ground broken behind fire station in Forks Township Friday on new skate park. The park could be ready to open by the end of June, officials said.
They're starting to roll with it. The Forks Township Public Works Department was out Friday morning digging the foundation for the township's new skate park. "We're ready to move forward," Recreation Director Rachel Sulzbach said recently. Sulzbach recently told the Board of Supervisors that the Skate Park Committee approved the design of the skate park and the supervisors, skaters and Police Chief Greg Dorney signed off on it as well. One change was putting the park together in one phase instead of two. "We're doing everything at once, which is going to save money," she said. The skate park is included in the township's five-year parks and recreation plan. It was estimated that the skate park, which would be between the fire station and …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Forks Township officials have made reappointments/appointments at its recent reorganization meeting.
The Forks Township Board of Supervisors made appointments/reappointments to various township governmental boards during its recent reorganization meeting. The appointments/reappointments are as follows:
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Two Forks Township supervisors clash over appointment for Forks Township Board of Recreation.
The Forks Township Board of Recreation has a new member: Matt Baker. But that appointment didn't go so smoothly at Forks Township's reorganization meeting last Monday. When it came to fill the opening and Supervisors Chairman Erik Chuss said the Board of Supervisors should consider Baker, the only applicant, Supervisor David Billings immediately raised an objection. "I request that he goes through the interview process," Billings said. "That's the standard process." Billings was then told that Baker had applied before. "I believe I interviewed Matt last year," Supervisor Dan Martyak said. "He is a dedicated individual. Matt would serve us well. He did interview in front of us." When a motion was made to appoint Baker, Billings then took …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Take a hike - a free guided hike - on New Year's Day at Delaware Canal State Park
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Upper Black Eddy – Delaware Canal State Park will sponsor two free guided hikes on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Family friendly hikes will take place on the Delaware Canal towpath, beginning at Wy Hit Tuk Park, Rt. 611 south of Easton, Pa and meeting at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (lower parking lot) at 1635 River Road (Rt. 32) in New Hope, Pa on Sunday, January 1st, 2013, from 1 to 2 pm. First Day Hikes will take place in state parks all across America, and will offer a great way to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and welcome the New Year with friends and family. More information about First Day Hikes at Delaware Canal State Park is available at http://tinyurl.com/DCSPcal…
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Five-year plan for recreation and parks in Forks Township now headed to Recreation Board, Planning Commission for approval before going to supervisors.
The much-anticipated Forks Township Five-Year Parks and Recreation Plan continues to be bogged down in red tape. Forks Township Manager John Cornell had hoped last Thursday to get the blessing of the Board of Supervisors on the township's recreation plan. Now, the document -- which has seen numerous reworkings -- is going to the Board of Recreation for its approval at a May 20 meeting before returning to the supervisors again. The plan provides a blueprint for how the township should spend money on recreation over the next five years. Figures have not been released to the public. Neither have details. Prior proposals have included items such as reconditioning the tennis courts and basketball court at Community Park, reviewing the bike …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Longtime program wasn't generating numbers for amount of funding.
Palmer Township's longtime summer park recreation program is ending. The Palmer Township Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday night to drop the program because not enough youngsters were taking advantage of it and the cost was too high. "The program was at our playgrounds since I was a kid," Supervisor Chairman Dave Colver said. "But year after year, the numbers have been dwindling dramatically." Colver said the township used to subsidize costs, which averaged about $12,000 a year. He said the township used to raise about $3,000 to offset the funding. "The numbers just aren't there," he said. "The recreation board looked at the program again and recommended that we do away with it." Supervisor Robert Smith said one option could have been …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Seven meeting dates set to determine what projects will be included for 2012-2017.
Forks Township officials have set in motion an overhaul of the five-year recreation plan. On July 21, the township Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 in favor of revising the plan by the end of the year. Not present were supervisors Erik Chuss and Robert Egolf. Earlier this month, supervisors authorized township Parks and Recreation Director Rachel Sulzbach to review the plan for recommendations on updates. The original plan had been for 2008-2012. But with only 2012 remaining and many of the projects either completed, under way or voted down, officials believe the original plan needs to be revised. At the meeting, Sulzbach presented details of seven meetings during the remainder of the year that will be used to establish a new plan, which …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Supervisors expected to consider plan extended through 2015.
A schedule for Forks Township’s five-year recreation plan could be presented at tomorrow night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Township Parks and Recreation Director Rachel Sulzbach is expected to present a schedule for 2011-2015. At the July 7 meeting, supervisors agreed on proposed recreation plans for the remainder of 2011 and authorized Sulzbach to update the schedule for the next four years. Initially, the plan presented was for 2008-2012. “We have a plan and a lot of that stuff on the plan has been accomplished,” said Sulzbach. Some of the accomplished items in the 2008-12 plan are: The township had planned on having two amphitheaters. One of those -- next to the municipal building -- was voted down by the supervisors last month. A …