The township Sewer Authority owns an roughly 88-acre site that was suggested as a potential community park in a 2009 master park plan. The supervisors are considering purchasing a triangle of land that is about 10 acres to build a gazebo.
The cost is expected to be paid from a township recreation escrow fund.
The sewer authority property was bought from the township in 2000 for $4,288 an acre.
Manager William Conn said the sewer authority wanted to know what part of the about 88-acre land the township would want to buy and a timeline of when the land would be developed.
So, now, Conn will report the supervisors' interest to the authority, and, the supervisors will continue discussion of the potential project at the Aug. 7 meeting.
The township sewer authority property is along the Hanover Trolley Trail. A 3/4-mile section of the trail between Hershey and Martin roads in Jackson Township will officially open at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The supervisors also approved rules for public use of township park facilities. The rules apply initially to Stone Ledge Park, which is in the Jackson Heights subdivision at the intersection of Ledge and Mesa drives.
A pavilion, game field and basketball courts are available for public use. If a party wants to reserve any of the three facilities, a $65 charge will be made -- to be paid in cash only -- and $25 will be returned if the facilities are left clean and with no damage.
Only propane grilling is allowed in the pavilion.
A sign with the rules and application to reserve facilities will be posted in the park.
For now, there will be no electric or water service to the park, no restroom and no trash removal service.