Dek hockey, kayak racks proposed in Elizabeth
By Eric Slagle
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, 3:31 a.m.
Elizabeth officials continue to eye the borough's Wylie Park as a potential location for a dek hockey rink.
Council vice president Robin Miller said at a regular meeting on Tuesday that the borough recently met with members of Twin Rivers Council of Governments, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Glenn Engineering to discuss the rink and other improvements that might be made to the municipal park.
The cost of building a dek hockey facility would be around $156,200, according to Glenn Engineering. Council first discussed the rink at a meeting last year.
Miller said Twin Rivers and DCNR officials advised her the borough should develop a master plan for the park to open up avenues for funding.
Miller said she wants to organize a public hearing to receive input on how the park might be improved.
One plan discussed at the meeting would be to replace an existing, underutilized tennis court with the dek hockey rink. The park has a baseball field, basketball court and playground.
A number of other recreational matters were discussed at the meeting.
Councilman Larry Duvall said the group Friends of the Riverfront recently notified the borough they had acquired funding to install a kayak docking station in town along the Monongahela River.
Duvall said the group has been trying to install such a facility for about four years but has had problems getting money for the project.
A cost estimate for the kayak racks, which could hold eight kayaks, was not available at the meeting. Duvall said the project calls for a heavy concrete slab to anchor the racks so they may withstand the natural forces of the river.
Duvall said the racks will literally put Elizabeth on recreational maps used by kayakers.
Duvall said the borough's Sounds Like Summer concert series won't be the only activity on Plum Street this year.
Bethesda United Presbyterian Church plans to host a chili cook-off on Plum Street on May 18. Elizabeth United Methodist Church has requested the use of the street on June 29 for a vendor show.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or email@example.com.
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