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The North Cornwall Township board of supervisors discussed the preliminary/final land development plan for the Lebanon Quittie park at its meeting Tuesday, April 2.

Supervisors unanimously approved five waivers and a sidewalk deferment for the plan, at the recommendation of planning, but did not take action to approve the plan as it is still awaiting various documents.

The park, which is proposed for 2455 Chestnut St., is planned to include 11 parking spaces, an ADA accessible 2-foot elevated picnic pavilion (as most of the property is located on a flood plane), an ADA accessible trail, and four storage units.

Read More: North Cornwall Twp. supervisors view Quittie Park land development plan

“The park is specifically designed to provide a safe nature oriented area in support of senior citizens and fully accessible facilities for those with disabilities,” reads the plan’s cover letter.

The park is privately funded by residents Scott and Barbara Shreve, who attended Tuesday to present the plan.

Scott and Barbara Shreve present Tuesday.

The storage units will be used for the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition’s Earn a Bike program, which was started by Scott in 2015. The appointment-only program allows participants to work to “earn a bike” by performing bicycle repairs with volunteers.

These storage units may also be used for rail trail maintenance equipment in the event of a rail-trail connector down the line, which the Shreves hope will come to pass.

The Shreves plan to restrict access to the park, with gates at the entrance and exit. Nighttime visitors will not be permitted.

Scott said the Shreves, as well as other volunteers, will serve as “park ambassadors,” who will be physically present at the park during some daytime hours to man the gates. Maintenance of the park will also fall on the shoulders of the Shreves, rather than the township.

Supervisors also unanimously agreed to advertise for bids for a renovation project of the police station’s exterior.

The project includes various repairs to the facility, but no major changes.

In other news, the supervisors:

  • Unanimously agreed to approve meeting minutes and police regionalization steering committee minutes.
  • Heard an update on the steering committee’s progress. The committee discussed possible police shifts and patrol zones at its meeting March 27. The next meeting, reviewing a revised charter, will be scheduled after both township’s counsel provide comments.
  • Unanimously approved the treasurer’s report.
  • Advertised the Arbor Day Celebration to take place at the South Hills pavilion at 3 p.m., April 26.
  • Unanimously agreed to reductions of credit for the North Cornwall Commons Apartments project; $60,425 in sanitary sewer and $234,903.90 in site work.

Read More: N. Cornwall, N. Lebanon discuss 12-hour, 3-zone proposal for regional police pact

The North Cornwall Board of Supervisors meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

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Emily Bixler was born and raised in Lebanon and now reports on local government. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano and going for hikes.


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