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WHITE TOWNSHIP: Supervisors agree to support bid to become 'Playful City'

by on March 15, 2013 10:50 AM

The White Township board of supervisors agreed Wednesday to support an effort to have the Indiana area designated a Playful City USA.

Township Manager Milt Lady said the White Township Recreation Complex is applying to KaBoom, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging children’s active play, for the designation.

Along with the recognition of being part of Playful City USA, the designation provides grant opportunities for new or existing playgrounds, Lady said.

The recreation complex is the primary applicant, but the township, Indiana Borough and Indiana Area School District are secondary applicants, he said.

Supervisor Jerry Boucher asked if the township would have any insurance responsibilities toward any new playgrounds, but Lady said the application currently under discussion is just for the Playful City USA designation, and that any grant applications or playgrounds would be separate issues.

The supervisors voted to send a letter of support with the application.

In other business, the supervisors voted to:

n Pass an ordinance rescinding an ordinance from last year that authorized the chairman to sign a multimunicipal agreement with Indiana Borough.

Instead, last month the supervisors voted to join the Indiana Community University District Plan with the borough and Indiana County.

n Set the speed limit on Miller Avenue, Pond Street and Sunset Road in Northview Estates at 25 miles per hour.

n Increase the fee for stormwater management plan reviews from $450 to $550 for the first four hours, then $140 an hour for each subsequent hour, as recommended by the township Planning Commission.

n Renew the dental insurance contract with Delta Dental for the year starting June 1. Rates are the same is the current year, unless the annual insurer’s fee set in the new health care law requires them to raise the rates.

n Accept a stormwater management agreement, an indemnity agreement absolving the township of responsibility for the storm-water pipes within the right-of-way, and submit an application for a highway occupancy permit for the Islamic Center of Indiana’s construction project on West Pike.



Heather Roth covers White Township and the Armstrong School District, police and courts and general assignment stories. She can be reached at hroth@indianagazette.net.
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