Indiana Township considers selling 2 acres behind Dorseyville fire hall
Indiana Township supervisors are debating selling 2 acres on Charles Street.
The land, contiguous to the ball field behind the Dorseyville fire hall, has a gravel lot and a tennis court in extremely poor condition, according to township manager Daniel Anderson.
It has been proposed that the minimum bid be $75,000 for the property and that subdividing it be prohibited. A decision to seek bids could be made at the supervisors' regularly scheduled meeting on May 13.
Township officials have considered selling the property since the town hall opened about five years ago. The Saxonburg Boulevard building has indoor recreation facilities, including a gym, along with restrooms. There is a combination tennis and basketball court outside.
The town hall is about a block away from Charles Street.
While the Charles Street park and town hall are close, they are on opposite sides of Saxonburg Road. Some residents have questioned the wisdom of selling the Charles Street property because crossing the busy road could be dangerous for youngsters who want to play in a park.
If the sale is approved, the money raised will go into the general fund.
Anderson said the township's parks and recreation programs typically are funded by developers' fees. Because there aren't many developments going on within the township at the present time, the general fund is supporting some parks projects.
The local matching money for the pavilion accessible to people with disabilities in Rural Ridge and town hall work have come from the general fund.
Sharon Drake is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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