Warriors Mark approved for $10,000 DCED grant toward park

Warriors Mark Township has been approved for a $10,000 grant for renovations to its recreational fields.
The grant comes from the state’s Department of Community & Economic Development and will be used along with a previously approved grant for $60,000 towards a community park.
The township has been involved in developing plans for the park for a number of years but has yet to move forward on the project. Chairman L. Stewart Neff said the additional $10,000 grant was obtained with the assistance of Senator Robert Jubelirer’s office.
Neff said he envisioned the park project work would begin next spring. Neff said the township must use the funding within a certain time period or risk losing the grant money.
The announcement of the additional $10,000 was made at last night’s supervisor’s meeting.
In other business, the supervisors approved a resolution regarding a cable franchise agreement. Last month, supervisors had been informed cable provider Milestone wanted to sell its interests to Atlantic Broadband. A copy of the township’s franchise agreement was forwarded to solicitor Larry Clapper for review.
“The franchise agreement has a provision that says if the franchisee wishes to transfer or assign their interests in the agreement they have to have the consent of the board,” said Clapper.
A motion was made to grant Milestone the ability to transfer the agreement with the township to Atlantic Broadband.
The supervisors tabled a decision on hiring the zoning officer of Halfmoon Township, Greg Love, to serve as its zoning officer. However, it was decided a special meeting would be scheduled to act of the issue between now and the next regular meeting in November.
Clapper said the township had just received the agreement and he needed time to review it before making a recommendation. Once the review is complete, Clapper said the supervisors wanted to act as soon as possible on the issue since the township has been without a zoning officer even though it passed a zoning ordinance earlier this year.
The supervisors also passed a resolution allowing the Grier School to proceed with the building of a dance studio. It had been determined the school was not in compliance with the township’s land development regulations.
However, Clapper announced the issues regarding proper federal, state and local permits, fees and other concerns had or are being satisfied. The issues had gone through the planning commission and been reviewed by the township’s engineer. Clapper said the conditions of a Sept. 28 review letter from the engineer had been satisfied.
The school will be required to a pay a $1,000 fine versus prosecution for violating the township’s land development ordinance. The fine must be paid before the plans are signed.