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Hilltown resurrects parks board


Hilltown is going to have a Parks and Recreation Board again.

At a public meeting on May 28, the three-person board of supervisors that locally governs the municipality voted to re-establish a Parks and Recreation advisory outfit for Hilltown.

“The township has beautiful parks, but minimal programming for them. We’d like to change that,” Supervisor Chair Caleb Torrice had explained previously on the motivation for establishing the board.

The board will consist of five members and report to the supervisors. It will issue an annual report, and hold public meetings where residents can present feedback and ideas, according to supervisors.

The board’s focus will include oversight, maintenance, and general ways to enhance the park/rec experience in Hilltown, officials indicated.

In other news, supervisors approved an ordinance that formally establishes the speed limit on Moyer Road, between Route 113 and South Perkasie Road, as 35 miles per hour.

A resident had told supervisors that rampant speeding is an issue on the span. Police conducted a study that determined 35 mph would be a proper limit. Signs will be posted conveying the newly established legal limit to motorists, and police will keep a keen eye on enforcement, officials said.

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