Hatboro’s Elm Street volunteers will have to wait another month before undertaking the installation of new playground equipment at Tanner Park.
The Hatboro Borough Council was supposed to consider a land development plan on Monday, but voting on the long-awaited upgrades to Tanner Park was postponed until next month. Council President John Zygmont said the plan, which was approved earlier this month by the planning commission, would be reviewed at the governing body’s Oct. 8 committee meeting and considered for voting during the council’s Oct. 22 regular meeting.
Zygmont said the borough’s shade tree commission needed to meet and weigh in on the type and number of trees warranted under the plan before the council render a final decision.
Regardless of the delay, John Farnen, who has spent six years fundraising and led the charge for the installation of eight new playground pieces, said he’s still hopeful that the equipment could be installed “before the first snow.”
“We’ll make it by the end of the year,” Farnen told Patch after the meeting.
Farnen said the landscaping may have to wait until next spring.