Construction of Village View Park, a 25-acre complex including four playing fields for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, is well under way. After approving about $132,000 in payments to Livengood Excavating, Chair John Diacogiannis asked Township Engineer Jim Milot how things were progressing.
"On target," answered Township Manager Jay Finnigan.
"I wasn't talking to you, I was talking to him," said the Chair, referring to Milot.
"On target," answered Milot. He added that the $849,000 project will be finished by the end of June.
Open space money from Northampton County, a gaming grant from Monroe County and land donations from the Lehigh Valley International Airport is what made this park possible.
In other business, Supervisors unanimously agreed to appoint Robert Cepin as Recreation Director, with an annual $43,000 salary. Currently the Assistant Director, Cepin was chosen from a field of 80 applicants, 15 of whom were interviewed. Cepin will be assisted by Joshua Aniskecich, who was appointed unanimously with an annual salary of $35,000. Aniskecich was the Recreation Director in Perkasie.
Public Works Director Vince Milite told the Board that he and his crew have started street sweeping, working north to south. He asked residents to check the Township web page to see daily locations. Residents are requested to find other parking than on streets designated for sweeping.
Milite also warned about the potholes that sprout up this time of year. "They are horrible, but we're on 'em as soon as they pop up," he told Supervisors. Until hot asphalt can be used, potholes will continue to open every one to two days. The Township web page warns, "All drivers should drive carefully and be aware of the potholes."