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By Natalie Gorsuch
Williamsburg Correspondent 

Williamsburg Seeks to Add Second Baseball Field

Series: Williamsburg | Story 39

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This shows an overhead view of the planned second baseball field for the Williamsburg Youth Baseball League. During Monday's regular meeting, council gave WYBL approval to go ahead with pricing materials.

Williamsburg Youth Baseball League (WYBL) representative Jeff Detwiler was present during the Monday, March 2, Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to discuss with council adding a second baseball field behind the main field.

Councilmember Jon Detwiler made a motion to allow the WYBL to get prices for fencing, materials, labor and other items necessary for a second field. Councilmember Bruce Hamilton seconded the motion, which passed.

During last month's meeting, it was brought up that speeding on the Williamsburg bridge was a concern of residents. Several councilmembers asked borough Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise to monitor traffic in the area and watch for speeding vehicles. Of the 300 cars passing the area during his watch, Chief Kagarise said he had cited two for speeding.

Council also at last month's meeting asked Chief Kagarise to get prices of active speed signs like the ones in the Roaring Spring Borough that display a car's current speed.

Kagarise told council that one sign was $2,900 two were $5,500. There was no further discussion on the topic. Mayor Ted Hyle praised Chief Kagarise and other police officers for their time spent patrolling First and High streets.

As of March 1, there will be no more recycling bins available in the borough or Woodbury Township (Blair County). Borough Manager Joe Lansberry said that the borough was looking into other methods residents can use if they want to continue recycling.

A letter was received from Williamsburg Area Improved Dwellings (WAID) that the annual check of $5,000 would be sent in August in lieu of taxes. The Trail Town Market location will also be moving to the front of Riverside Park along the grass area. Organizers say that they need more space, given the popularity of the market.

"It's a nice thing for the community," Mayor Ted Hyle said.

The Rails to Trails organization contacted Manager Lansberry about using the borough's skid loader for fence repairs along the trail. The trail group would buy all the material and use Hollidaysburg school students for community service.

Manager Lansberry also asked council what it thought of getting rid of the tennis courts at Riverside Park and replacing them with another basketball court. Lansberry said that he would get prices for a basketball hoop and bring information to next month's meeting.


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