Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE - CLICK HERE!    
 
SPORTS HEADLINES

 See this weeks print edition  

for these stories:

 

  • Local Grads Continue Pitching Succss
  • Panthers Hire New Girls Basketball Coach
  • St. Luke's Athletic Trainer to Support Wrestlers at Olympics

  • Area Bowling & Golf Results
  • And much more!
 

 

SPORTS GUIDE
...
 

 

SPORTS SITES
 

 
 

 

Local News Article
Return to Previous Page

New Hanover Supervisors Support Camp Easement
Written by Candace Perry, Correspondent
2021-05-12

            After a first failed attempt in April by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania to convince the New Hanover Board of Supervisors to part with $800,000 in open space funds for the purchase of a conservation easement at Camp Laughing Waters, the future of the project looked unsure.

            But when Babette Racca, senior adviser for capital assets for the Girl Scouts Of Eastern Pennsylvania, returned to the supervisors regular meeting on Thursday, May 6, in-person and via Facebook Live, she had a new plan.

            Camp Laughing Waters is mostly located in New Hanover Township, with 375 acres, and in Upper Frederick, with 79 acres, and is the largest tract of undeveloped land in western Montgomery County. The Girl Scouts are looking for support for a conservation easement for two parcels of land, one off New Hanover Square Road, and the other off Fagleysville Road. The easements would allow for public use of the land outside of the confines of the camp for fishing and hiking.

            Racca came back with a new proposal that included the previously pledged $2.7 million from Montgomery County, of the approximately $3.9 million in costs. Racca's proposal included an ask of $568,965 from New Hanover without state grants, and then lowered proportionally if the Girl Scouts are successful with grants from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Community and Economic Development for $250,000 each.

            Upper Frederick Township, however, which was initially only asked for $1,200, is going to need to pitch in much more for the proposal to work - $116,000 to be precise.

            Racca asked the supervisors if they would be willing to chip in $568,965 over three years. Supervisor Chuck Garner countered with a plan for payment of $600,000 over 10 years, since it wasn't a "cash flow issue" for the Girl Scouts. The supervisors agreed and voted to support the 10 year/$60,000 per year plan in exchange for the conservation easement, with the contingency of a prorated reduction if the Girl Scouts are successful with the state grants.

            In law enforcement news, two New Hanover police officers took the promotional oath of office from District Judge Maurice Saylor. Corporal Dekkar Dyas was promoted to sergeant, and Officer Michael Salvo to corporal. The officers' families and State Senator Bob Mensch were on hand for the proceedings.


 

 

 

 

SPORTS PREVIEW
...
 
JOIN THE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Join our Business Directory today and get the introductory rate for a full year.
Click Here.

 

 
 
SITE MAP   ADVERTISE WITH US!   LOCATIONS SERVED
Home Editorial
News Photos
Sports Business Directory
Obituaries Classified Ads
Calendar Contact Us
  Advertise with the Town & Country... It's the weekly paper that people read, not just look at!  Click here to learn more or sign up.   Serving the municipalities of Bally, East Greenville, Green Lane, Hereford, Lower Salford, Marlborough, Milford, New Hanover, Pennsburg, Red Hill, Trumbauersville, Upper Hanover, Upper Salford
The Town & Country is now available at 64 locations throughout the region! Pick up your copy at any of the locations here, or better yet, have it delivered directly to your mailbox!  Click here to subscribe.



Local News for Local Readers since 1899.
© Copyright 2009 and Terms of Use
Site Design by Bergey Creative Group