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“Central” or “Center” Park? Solebury weighs name of new township park


The hard part came 3+ years ago — borrowing the $2.35 million taxpayer-funded payment for the 12-acre former flea market site on Route 202 (between Logan Square and Reeder Road) in Solebury.

The easier part — naming the future township park destined for the site — fell to the Solebury Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

But it wasn’t a done deal because the supervisors felt they needed the advice of the Parks & Recreation Board.

The name “Solebury Park,” as suggested by Chair Mark Baum-Baicker, sounded like a shopping mall, according to Supervisor Kevin Morrissey.

It was then decided unanimously that “Solebury Central Park” and “Solebury Center Park” should both be submitted to the township’s Parks & Recreation Board for its input.

The final decision will be made by the supervisors at a future meeting.

In other business:

  • The board unanimously agreed that after a clear two-week public comment period, a conservation easement price of $216,742 will be granted to the 12.98-acre Dietterich property at 6750 Phillips Mill Road;
  • At the recommendation of the township Land and Preservation Committee, a similar process will begin for inclusion of a 30.6-acre property on Paxson Road.
  • Baum-Baicker thanked the township’s Environmental Advisory Council for “planning and carrying out a very successful electronics recycling event on March 23. “Despite the miserable weather, a total of 6,353 pounds of e-waste was collected and 92 of the 93 vehicles preregistered actually did show up in the frequent downpours.”

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