BEAR CREEK TWP. — New soccer goals are in the future for Trailwood Park and some repairs may also be made to the basketball court and a parking lot area, the Bear Creek Township supervisors said Monday.
The board approved spending not more than $3,000 for two new full-size soccer goals to replace a set board members said are so deteriorated that one had to be removed. The expenditure was planned and is budgeted, board Chairman Gary Zingaretti said. The board also authorized the township engineers to draw up bid specifications for resurfacing the basketball court at Trailwood, along with exploring the need to update the net structure. The engineers will also look at the possibility of steps and a ramp between the park and one of the parking lots, according to the resolution passed by the supervisors.
The supervisors also approved an intergovernmental agreement between the township and the Bear Creek Community Charter School that will allow a charter school employee to plow township roads using the school’s truck in the event the township is unable to provide adequate plowing services due to a disabled truck or other unforeseen circumstances. The offer for the plowing services was made by Jim Smith, who is the school’s chief operating officer and a township supervisor, and the only cost to the township would be for fuel, Smith said. The matter needs the school’s trustees approval before it is finalized, Smith noted.
In other business, the board:
• Approved a resolution to participate in the update procedure for the five-year Luzerne County hazard mitigation plan
• Discussed the appointment of a flood plain coordinator, who will ensure zoning ordinances “stay in step” with flood plain requirements. The township has reached out to Bear Creek Borough, Laurel Run and Buck Township to see if those municipalities want to coordinate efforts to procure an engineer to handle this function.