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Soon – help will be wanted, part time seasonal

Upcoming Job Opportunity at Harris Township

During the late summer of 2016, applications will be accepted for the position of Maintenance Manager, with a projected initial start date of October 1st, 2016.  Interested parties should begin to prepare a statement of qualifications.

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.

Sample expected responsibilities include oversight of township parks and cemeteries, lawn and tree maintenance, trash removal, cleaning, playground inspecting, court maintenance, minor repairs, 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.

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Moving earth at EPP (Elm Ped Park)

Two weeks into a three month construction calendar, lots of earth is being moved at Harris Township’s Elm Road Ped(estrian) Park, or EPP.

The hard working employees of Mishawaka’s Northern Indiana Construction have been busy laying the groundwork for upcoming improvements that will include a cement walk, playground, sports courts and a ball diamond.  Parking and proper drainage are also part of the effort.

If all goes well, construction will be complete in October.  Until then, the park is closed.

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WSBT 22 story: Work starting on new Granger playground

Work is starting on a new park in Granger.

[WSBT 22 News ran this story and video recently.  Click on the underlined headline above to access the story.]

Harris Township is building the park on land along Elm Road, between the Clay Fire Station and the library.  When the work is finished it will include a playground, basketball and pickleball courts, as well as a baseball diamond.  Granger Sunrise Rotary is developing the playground.  The park is expected to open in October.       

 

 

 

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Elm Ped Park construction is underway

Work will continue until approximately October 1.  When the 2016 work is complete, the park will include a walkway connected to the Granger Path, a playground area to be developed by Granger Sunrise Rotary, basketball and pickleball courts, a ball diamond, seating, and an improved parking area.

The low bidders, both of Mishawaka, were awarded the work – Northern Indiana Construction, and L.L Geans Construction Co..

The park will be closed until construction is complete.

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Granger Paths & Harris Township working on your behalf

Harris Township is thrilled to be building on the work of Granger Paths.  You can make a difference by contributing that last few hundred to their cause!

Click the headline below for the South Bend Tribune story which ran July 7th:

Next Granger path on Adams Road nears paving

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Seeking bids for Elm Road Pedestrian Park work!

Bids are being solicited for park development including earth work, cement work, and sports courts.  For information, contact the township or purchase documents from Triangle Digital Printing of Mishawaka, Indiana.  Bids are due Tuesday June 21st by 7pm, at which time they will be opened by the Harris Township Board.

The park will include a walkway connecting to the Granger Path, a playground area, Pickleball courts and a basketball court, and parking.

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Tribune: Proposed Park Taking Shape in Granger

Momentum is building for development of a new park in Granger that could include a playground, picnic pavilion and courts for basketball and pickleball, one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports…

http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/local/proposed-park-taking-shape-in-granger/article_512d64c5-b32e-588e-9fca-140ae2ace51e.html   By Jeff Parrott South Bend Tribune

Thanks for the nice article!

 

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What is the status of the Elm Road park?

Upgrades to the land near State Road 23 and Elm Road are coming, but there are a few more hurdles to clear.  Construction is still expected in 2016.

A survey of the land has been completed, and a final design is underway.  The park will include connection to the Granger Path, a playground, basketball court, pickleball courts, and at least one pavilion.

Getting all the proper approvals is taking longer than initially expected.  Once we’ve cleared that hurdle, the project will go to bid.

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WSBT Elm Road Park Update

http://www.wsbt.com/video-and-photos/elm-road-park-update/36998100

Harris Township announced plans to build a new park on Elm Road earlier this year. Now those plans will include the help of the Granger Sunrise Rotary Club. WSBT’s Patrick Roth reports.

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Thanks, Eagle Scout candidate Eric Baker!

It’s much easier to find a seat at Harris Township Park, thanks to Eric Baker.  The Eagle Scout candidate installed four picnic tables in the playground area, and eight wooden tables on two newly-created pads adjacent to soccer fields.  Come try them out when the park reopens in the spring.

Eric initiated, planned and implemented the project this fall – while leading a team of volunteers.  We wish Eric quick appoinment to the level of Eagle Scout.

Thanks, Eric!  — from Harris Township and the ECHO Soccer Club

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