Thursday, December 3, 2015

Of Authorities and Baseball Fields in West Pottsgrove

So when you forget what day of the week it is, it can impede on your ability to show up at the right place at the right time/

And so it was this Wednesday night, which, for reasons that cannot be explained, I thought was Thursday night.

Corrected about my location in the time/space continuum, I hustled over to West Pottsgrove to arrive in the middle of a discussion about the formation of a water/sewer authority there.

Probably the most prickly issue revolved around the use of the township baseball field behind the township building on Grosstown Road.

In addition to the usual, and once exclusive use, by the Pottsgrove Little League, a former Little League coach named Eric Miller has formed a travel team called the West End Predators that also wants to use the field.

Miller has done extensive work on the field to address drainage problems he sees there, while Tye Kivela, president of the Little League, seemed dubious about the need for the work.

Township commissioners seemed determined not to favor Miller because of the work he was doing to their field, but at the same time did not want to pick a favorite and urged both organizations to reach an understanding.

They did agree on a schedule, which the commissioners ultimately adopted, but Kivela continued to advocate for the Predators finding another location to play most of their games.

Here are the Tweets from the meeting that I could send out to the outside world:

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