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KINGSTON TWP. – Plans to renovate the Center Street Park took a step forward with supervisors approving a motion to sign a grant application Wednesday night.

Supervisors unanimously agreed to sign a state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grant application totaling $119,168 for extensive work to the park.

The well-used facility has not been entirely renovated since the 1980s, said Township Manager Kathleen Sebastian.

“I think the newest piece of equipment was added in 2000,” she said.

With safety of children in mind, supervisors want to add age-appropriate playground equipment with areas designated for specific age groups.

Sebastian said the township used COSTARS, a cooperative purchasing program through the state Department of General Services Bureau of Procurement, as a guideline to establish the following cost estimations: $85,000 includes new playground equipment, playground safety surface materials, site prep and installation of equipment; $13,775 for a 10-foot-high chain link fence around the tennis courts; $5,500 for a 5-foot chain-link fence running parallel to Center Street; and $14,775 to resurface the basketball and tennis courts.

Bids will be sought after the supervisors are informed if the grant is approved by the DCNR.

In other matters:

• Supervisors presented a donation to the Dallas High School Lock-In for $500.

• The annual spring yard waste/bagged leaf pick up will be held April 14 through April 19 and May 5 through May 10. Coupons are now available at the Kingston Township Administrative Office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Supervisors approved a request of the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association to sponsor its grant application with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Alternative Program in the amount of $375,000.

• A blood drive will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 7 in the Herbert Hill Meeting room of the municipal building.

The next supervisors meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. May 14.

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