Union Township plans to see firehouse design soon

The Union Township Board of Trustees cleaned up a few end-of-the-year issues at their Dec. 12 meeting, concluding three zoning cases and updating the status of the design build process for their new fire station, Station 52. The trustees also voted to dedicate some right-of-way to the county for road improvements on Bach-Buxton Road.

The first zoning issue heard by the trustees was for the Cherry Grove Sports Complex and involved a plan to expand their sand volleyball court facility from five to seven courts.

“This is to install two outdoor sand volleyball courts and a snack and refreshment bar,” said zoning director Cory Wright. “This property is located on the west side of Hopper Hill Road. This has been a successful recreational complex and has undergone several expansions.”

As part of the expansion, seven new parking spaces will be created for the business which employs 44-54 people at a time, depending on the time of year. In all, some 1,250 people come through weekly for the sand volleyball courts, said one of the owners, and they have been requesting additional courts for some time.