Harris Township has two cemeteries, two parks, and the trustee office. Not that much, but it takes work – and therefore cost – to keep everything clean and well maintained.
At the Elm Road park, we’ve seen litter a few feet from a garbage can, watched a youngster climb up on the basketball hoop and others mark the court surfaces with skateboard and bike wheels.
Recently at the Brummitt Road park, cars entered in the dead of night to rip up the new parking lot surface.
So, dear taxpayer, we’re spending your money to put up signs that ask people not to do such things. It is one more step in our quest to provide and preserve top-notch facilities for your use. We’re realists, but also hopeful. Would you please pass the word – to your family, your neighborhood, and your fellow visitors – that their help to that end is appreciated.
Trustee Ken Lindsay
If you’re itching to play pickleball but don’t have a paddle, the Harris branch library near the Elm Road courts has them to lend.
No paddles required for the Introduction to Pickleball class, Mondays in May, 5:30 – 7pm, weather permitting. Paddles are provided for use during the class.
When you’re ready to buy a paddle, consider a product from Niles-based PaddleTech. They support local efforts to encourage learning and play, including for the class!