PLAINS TWP. — Township Commissioner Jerry Yozwiak announced the completion of the demolition of a property on Slope Street during Thursday’s regular board of commissioners meeting.
The plot of land formerly held a dilapidated, abandoned house. The property, which was obtained by the municipality for only $500, will now be turned over to the Parks and Recreation Department.
It will eventually be the home of a new playground.
Township resident Christina Stanton, who lives only a few blocks from the site, praised the action. “I can’t wait to take my six year old daughter there,” she said.
“There are dozens of families in the area, but no parks in safe walking distance,” she added.
In other parks news, the township awarded a contract to install a sprinkler system at Hilldale Park Baseball Field.
The $12,500 project will be handled by Daily Rain Irrigation of Dallas.
Although exact figures were not available at the meeting, Commissioner Ciro Cinti confirmed the township is financially compensated each year by the Wilkes-Barre Area School District for Coughlin High School’s usage of the baseball field as well its usage of the tennis courts at the Plains Township Municipal Park in Birchwood Hills.
The regular meeting of the supervisors will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8.