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News Eagle - Hawley, PA
  • Tennis court work to be done

  • PALMYRA TWP. (PIKE) - Palmyra Township-Pike Supervisors chose to rehabilitate their tennis courts on their own rather than partner with Wallenpaupack Area School District for a grant.
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  • PALMYRA TWP. (PIKE) - Palmyra Township-Pike Supervisors chose to rehabilitate their tennis courts on their own rather than partner with Wallenpaupack Area School District for a grant.
       The School District also wants to rehabilitate their tennis courts and hoped to apply for a state Greenways, Trails & Recreation Grant, to help cover the cost. The local municipality or county, however, would need to act as the applicant.
      Palmyra's Park & Recreation Commission, however, noted that the township's courts also need attention and perhaps should apply for their own grant. The grant consultant advised that the School District and Township apply together.
        At the Supervisors' July 1st meeting, Administrator Jo-Anne Rose reported that between the Township's share of the actual rehabilitation costs and the engineering fee, the Township would be paying almost $50,000. Just the cost of the engineering portion the Township would need to pay would be $14,640.
       The Supervisors decided that even if they did the work to their own courts piecemeal, they should be able to do it for less than if they sought the grant. They agreed they could still serve as the applicant for the School District if they want to pursue the grant for the District's courts.
    ••• Fishing complaint
       A man complained that the PA Fish & Boat Commission officer had fined him for fishing without a license at Fairview Lake, Rose said. The man, however, was only momentarily holding the fishing pole during the course of teaching his daughter and her friend how to fish. The man was livid, and wanted the Supervisors to know, that this level of enforcement by the Fish & Boat Commission gives a bad name to the area. The man rents a couple cabins at the lake.
        Supervisor Eric Ehrhardt, who owns Ehrhardt's Waterfront Resort, said that this "happens all the time" and has heard similar complaints by his resort guests on Wallenpaupack. "If they just touch the pole, they will nail them," Ehrhardt said of the officers.
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