Dallas Twp. deals with park concerns

June 24th, 2015 6:27 pm

First Posted: 4/2/2013

DALLAS TWP. — Township supervisors heard concerns Tuesday night about vandalism and improper use of the township park.

Police Chief Robert Jolley said there had been complaints about people in the park at night after the park had closed. And Roadmaster Martin Barry said there had been vandalism to park property as recently as last week.

Barry proposed that the township close the park entrance on Sago Street. All vehicular access to the park would then come in via Southside Avenue.

Supervisors agreed to the plan and asked Tom Doughton, who represents the township’s engineering firm of Douglas F Trombower and Associates, to look into obtaining the necessary permits.

Vice Chairman Liz Martin received the go-ahead from the other two supervisors to research either renovating the present township building or building a new one. Martin cited problems with the present building including insufficient space and possible safety issues.

She also said Pittston recently received a $1 million grant from gaming monies and that part of the funds would be used for a municipal building.

Martin wanted to look into applying for gaming funds for the project and added, “I don’t want to incur any debt.”

In other matters:

· All three supervisors agreed that a request by DAMA to develop a municipal waste operation on a parcel of land along Old Tunkhannock Highway was not a project they could support.

· Supervisors are requesting input from towing contractors who might be interested in working with the township on a towing plan comparable to the ones in Hanover Township and Kingston Borough.