Nelson Township supervisors received good news during the July 8 meeting when they learned that the improvements to the Nelson Playground would get underway in the next few weeks.
The plans for the project have been in the works since 2014 when supervisors initially heard about the proposal.
Samantha Yonkers, a township resident and advocate for the improvements, secured a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Willow Play Works of Carlisle will grade the area and install the drain line and stone prior to installing the equipment purchased with the grant funds. The park, originally built in 1978, will be upgraded to meet safety requirements and allow for access as required by the American with Disability Act.
Willow Play Works will receive an upfront payment of $10,600. Approximately $44,300 was available through a grant from Department of Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and donations.
Supervisors approved one land use permit for the construction of a garage in the township.
Improvements have been made to both the Marsh and Barney Hill roads with the placement of millings. According to road master Allen Arnold the roads have been graded, the millings were applied and then rolled. The cost for improvements on both roads was $20,550.
In a related matter the supervisors discussed enforcement of the 10-ton weight limit. Supervisor David Fritz said, “We are going to have to enforce it, we can’t afford not to.” Heavy truck traffic traveling on township roads can cause damage.
Nelson Township supervisors will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 12.