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Parking Plan for Easton Road Ballfields Endorsed

On June 20, Lower Saucon Township Council unanimously endorsed a plan that will improve access to two underutilized Little League fields on Easton Road near Mockingbird Hill Road.

Two Little League fields on Easton Road near Mockingbird Hill Road are located in an attractive part of Lower Saucon Township, but access to the municipally-owned fields is currently poor.

However, the township hopes to change that with a parking plan that was discussed and endorsed by council June 20.

Township planner Karen Mallo, of Boucher and James, told council the proposal would add approximately 39 parking spaces near the fields, with access to the parking from Easton Road.

Access to the fields--which are located across from --had previously been suggested for Mockingbird Hill Road.

New Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are "what basically shaped this project," Mallo said, and the renovations will afford equal spectator access to the fields via ramps and paths that will lead from the parking area.

Council vice president Tom Maxfield, who presided over the June 20 meeting in president Glenn Kern's absence, said the two fields are "almost unuseful in their current state."

Township manager Jack Cahalan said money for the parking area and pathways is already budgeted.

If there are unanticipated costs associated with the plan that are identified in the future, they will be brought before council for consideration, he said.

Council voted 4-0 to endorse the plan that was presented by Mallo.

The fields are currently used by Hellertown-Lower Saucon Little League teams.

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