Applications are being accepting and interviews conducted for the position of Grounds Keeper, with an initial start date of late October 2016. Interested parties should contact the Trustee at HarrisTrusteeLindsay@gmail.com or 574-272-2371 so that an interview can be scheduled by October 6th.
The position will be seasonal (approximately March through November), and part time (approximately 20 hours per week) on a relatively flexible schedule, paid at a competitive hourly rate based on experience and skills. No benefits. The position requires a vehicle, with mileage to be reimbursed.
Responsibilities include oversight of two township parks and two cemeteries, mowing the lawn at one park, tree maintenance, trash removal, inspecting playgrounds and courts, court and sidewalk cleaning, care of courts and nets, minor repairs and installations, and working with service providers. Also: being on-call via phone or text, ownership of problems, plus planning for and implementing improvements across a variety of areas including parking, lighting, signage, bird habitats, rentals, and security.
Don’t schedule a game yet, but get ready. The courts are taking shape, with fencing and goals going up. The walkway can be seen meandering into and out of the park, defining the two sections of the playground area. A park is emerging from all the dust!
We’re still on track for October completion, but please stay out of the park and off the play surfaces. A special coating needs to be applied to cured and very clean surfaces.
From talk to reality — the plans for Harris Township’s Elm Road Pedestrian Park are almost reality. The plan includes a walkway to connect the sidewalk south of State Road 23 at Elm Road, across the fire station lot, and into Elm Ped Park. From there, it is a short distance to the library, and further connections. The picture shows the walk under construction, reaching from the fire station apron north into the park area. One more month and it should be ready to use. Stay tuned.
The Township is thrilled to piggy-back the success of Friends of Granger Paths., by providing a park as a destination on the Granger Path.