Much of the discussion at the Aug. 3 meeting of the New Haven Adams Township Parks & Recreation Department centered on the acquisition of the Maryland’s Farm Park property.

The title for the farm, which is located on Rose Avenue west of the city’s pumping station, has been transferred to the Parks Department. The land will officially become part of the city’s park land following the completion of a survey, which had to be updated in order to include the new legal description before it can be signed.

In a matter related to the Maryland’s Farm property, the board reviewed a proposal by MKM Architects and Design for the development of the 10-acre plot. Allison Adams will continue to reside on the property and the park will be developed around her homestead.

The board agreed to allow a perpetual easement to the City for a sewer project in the Tanglewood neighborhood. The proposed easement crosses the Parks Department’s maintenance area.

Board members moved to promote one of the present fitness personnel to the position of fitness coach upon completion of his certification.

In his superintendent’s report, Mike Clendenen informed the board that the maintenance personnel have struggled to keep up with the park mowing and maintenance because of a reduced staff. However, he pointed out that the summer has actually gone surprisingly well considering the circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic.

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