South Whitehall Township’s Board of Commissioners decided Wednesday night, during it’s first ever virtual public meeting, that even a global pandemic shouldn’t hold back the Township’s ability to begin recruiting funding for a “Big Backyard” vision for Vistas Park.

The board approved a resolution to apply for a $250,000 matching grant from the state toward transforming its 7.5-acre Vistas Park, now two soccer fields at the western edge of the township, into an explosion of “backyard” activity, including picnic areas, natural slides, trails, wet pockets, open space, a sand pit and sports fields.

The April 16 meeting planning commission may be held virtually as well to discuss several large planning projects.

“Township solicitor Joseph Zator said that unless the state passes legislation to offer some reprieve, developers on the agenda would have to grant the township extensions if the township wants to postpone a meeting.”

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