The Whiteford Township Board has approved several thousand dollars worth of excavation work at the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park.
The board approved a contract at its June meeting to hire a company to come in and do some work on leveling the dirt along the driveway entrance as well as grading the new dirt that was delivered to the park this spring.
The Whiteford Township Board has okayed the purchase of two new bleachers for use at the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park, plus a new field-lining machine.
The board made the approvals at its regular board meeting in May.
The bleachers will be ordered in June. They are 21-feet long and three rows high and cost approximately $1,200 each.
The field lining machine will be purchased from a local company at a cost of about $130 and should be in use the first week in June.
Above is a picture of the “round-leaved ragwort.”
According to The Nature Conservancy group that has been doing a lot of work on the wooded area of the Whiteford Stoneco Community Park, this plant is a new record for Monroe County.
“While it is not a ‘rare’ plant statewide, it is the only occurrence known in Monroe County,” said Mike Losey, of TNC.
The Whiteford Township Board would like to remind parents, coaches and anyone attending ball games at Whiteford Stoneco Community Park that parking is prohibited past the parking lot, including in-between the fields and near the storage building.
The preliminary Whiteford Stoneco Community Park ball field schedules for April-May-June are posted below.
They are current as of April 8, 2013.