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Plans continue for the Fenstermacher Fitness Campus at the Boyertown Community Park.
Roger Lehmann joined the Boyertown Borough at their Jan. 7 meeting to receive approval for the phase two of the project which includes the construction of a shuffle board and a basketball court.
The discussion amongst the Borough Council members quickly became focused on the equipment. It was originally unclear whether recreational equipment would be purchased and maintained by the borough for public use or if the public would be responsible for supplying their own equipment.
Theft and dependency on borough resources kept the borough council hesitant to move forward with taking responsibility of the needed equipment.
“If people have enough of an interest in playing—they’ll have their own equipment,” said Barry Christman of the Park and Recreation Board.
It was unanimously decided among board members that the burden should not fall on the borough staff.
On behalf of the Park and Recreation Board, Christman approved moving forward with phase two of the project. He also noted that the shuffle board would offer a different type of recreation than what is currently offered at the park.
The Boyertown Borough Council has approved the construction of a shuffle board, at a cost not to exceed $6500.
The construction of a basketball court has been approved at a cost not to exceed $5500.
Lehmann plans to install benches and concrete pads at each disc golf hole. He is also considering whether to expand the disc golf course to 18 holes as a result of increased interest.
There are nine benches that are to be implemented into the park; two prototype benches will be installed outside of borough hall in the near future to offer a sampling of what is to come.
Lehmann is also working on the construction of a trash receptacle, a prototype of which will also be set up outside of borough hall.
According to Lehmann, the majority of construction will be conducted in late February into March—weather permitting. Some equipment installation that is not dependent on weather conditions will begin later this month.