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Moore supervisors to hire cleaners for park concession stand

At the Sept. 6 Moore Township Board of Supervisors meeting, the recreation committee members reported they are about to hire a cleaning team to keep the municipal park’s concession stand cleaned and sanitized.

The board also approved the request to turn on the park lights for fall sporting events and the purchase and development of outside stations for the park trail.

Board members tabled a request by the recreation committee to expand the disc golf program, which could cost as much as $6,000. The board wants to consider this request as they assemble the 2023 township budget.

The disc golf expansion would make parts of the municipal park disc golf course more challenging to players.

The Moore Township Public Works Department reported the oil and chip applications to some township roads has been completed. The patching of roads that will be seal coated next year has also been completed. Public works also noted it is preparing for the winter season and hoping for a mild winter.

Moore Township Manager Nicholas C. Steiner noted the First Regional Compost Authority reported it received grant funding in the amount of about $350,000 to complete the purchase of needed equipment and to pay off loans.

The historical commission noted the Oktoberfest plans are near complete. Visit mooretownship.org for details on this annual event.

The commission said it will need assistance from the board to replace the floor at the Edelman School. The request was tabled pending 2023 budget meetings.

The supervisors passed four resolutions.

Resolution 2022-14 updates the COVID-19 policies to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

The other three resolutions permit the application for grants to purchase a paver and trailer with East Allen Township, purchase police vehicles and a speed trailer and the purchase of an asphalt roller, planer, road widener and crack sealer.

These grant requests have an aggregate cost close to $500,000. All these resolutions are available for review by contacting the township office.

Steiner reported there was no board decision on the renovation or building of a new municipal building. He noted a request for proposals was sent to contract with an architect to conceptualize what a renovated or new municipal building could look like.

The board also voted to hold this year’s trick-or-treat night 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Steiner said he and the Moore Township Community Days Committee and others in the township remain in the glow of a successful 2022 Community Days.

“It was by all appearance the most successful one so far,” Steiner noted. “Attendance was way up.”

The Community Days committee, Steiner explained, is a self-sustaining committee that aims to raise the funds necessary to hold the annual Community Days. They are not an organization that wants to make the highest profit it can, but rather plan to earn a little excess income over expenses as they plan their next event.

Steiner added, the last thing they want to do is ask the supervisors for funds for the event. The township road crew does some help to prepare for the event the committee is not charged for.

The committee plans a large yard sale, sponsors the trunk-or-treat event with others, holds outside movies in the municipal park and more. The committee also relies on donations from residents and businesses.

The next Moore supervisors meeting is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the township municipal building, 2491 Community Drive, Bath. It is an in-person-only meeting.