Town of Great Valley rec court project in works again

This space at the southeast end of the town of Great Valley’s highway pole barn is expected to be turned into a multi-use court for community use.

GREAT VALLEY — At the Great Valley Town Board meeting held July 13, Town Supervisor Dan Brown announced that long-time supervisor clerk Hildegard Krause announced her retirement as of July 31.

Krause had been in that position for over 45 years and for five different supervisors, Brown said.

The basketball/recreational court committee recently met to get construction plans back in order after delays. Brown said the first phase of construction will be handled “in house” by the highway department, highway superintendent and town supervisor.

“The committee has opted to install a concrete base with a snap-together playing surface called VersaCourt,” he said.

The board also approved plans to purchase a new small plow truck, Brown said. The new truck will replace the town’s 2013 Ford 550 which will be put up for sale once the new truck is put in service.

The new truck is an International and will come with new plow equipment, but the town opted to keep the stainless steel sander and reuse it, Brown explained. The truck will be purchased through state CHIPS money that was saved by the town.

In other business, residents from the Brol Road expressed concerns over the proposed sale of county-owned timber sale that will use the road for access.

Brown explained that sale has a contract length until October 2021, but in reality, the harvest time is only a few weeks during which the road will be used for access. He said he will monitor the road use as he does all heavy equipment operations and will take necessary actions if any damages are done.

A Hungry Hollow Road resident requested the town to lower the speed limit on the road, Brown said. The board voted unanimously to ask the state for a traffic study to determine the speed limit.