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Falls okays Pennsbury track replacement, synthetic turf installation


Pennsbury’s Falcon Field stadium came a step closer to a new eight-lane synthetic track and an artificial turf field Monday, March 27.

The Falls Supervisors voted 4-0 to grant preliminary and final land development approval for the school district’s project, which is expected to begin this spring. Supervisor Brian Galloway was absent.

Speaking on behalf of the school district, James Lynch, principal of D’Huy Engineering Inc., told the supervisors that the track and turf installations are part of the multi-phase project’s second phase. Also included is the installation of LED stadium lights, which Lynch said are “designed for zero light trespass.”

“I know Pennsbury will be satisfied with the LED upgrade,” Supervisor Vice Chairman Jeff Boraski said. “I’m excited for it.”

Future upgrades include new restrooms, concessions and a team room, according to Lynch. While those improvements have not yet been put out to bid, Lynch assured the board that play will resume at Falcon Field this year. The school board has awarded a construction contract and work is expected to begin in April, he said.

In other business, the board adopted an ordinance authorizing execution of a cable franchise agreement with Verizon.

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