|Nick Csorba, wife Deborah and Sue Hahn|
Csorba complained that the noise sometimes lasts for seven hours straight. He denied he's against youth sports, but noted, "Other sports don't do that." They had a petition signed by about 20 neighbors.
"They probably won't be back," Manager Jay Finnigan said of TeamX. "We may not see them," added Chairman John Diacogiannis, noting they were changing the terms of the permit to reduce all the noise. "We're sympathetic to your needs and concerns."
"I was gonna' bring an attorney, but he wants money," said Csorba.
"They always do. Look how they dress," answered Chairman Diacogiannis, as Township Solicitor Leo DeVito and real estate Attorney Joe Piperato, both of them nattily attired, looked as though they wanted to shed their jackets.
In other business, Supervisors decided to move ahead with the long-awaited Village View Park, to be built a 25-acre tract along the east side of Airport Road. It will eventually include four playing fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. Open space money from Northampton County, a gaming grant from Monroe County and land donations from the Lehigh Valley International Airport are what make this park possible. According to engineer Jim Milot, two larger fields (108,000 sq ft each) can be used for professional and international events. The other two fields (75,600 sq ft each) are large enough for high school and NCAA games. Each of the fields can also be divided for youth tournaments.
"You don't need music for soccer," noted Chairman Diacogiannis.
At Milot's suggestion, this $1.2 million project will be advertised and bid through PennBid, an online bid management services that increases efficiency and transparency while reducing cost. Construction will start next year, and Finnigan predicts the first two fileds will be in use by Spring 2015.
"The 40' lights will come later," he joked. "And the dome," added Solicitor Leo DeVito.
Finally, in a tangible sign of an improving economy, Treasurer Ryan Kish told Supervisors that building permits and inspection fees are up 70% over the first six months of this year, compared to the same period last year.