Colerain Township hears request for 5K race
BY MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY, Correspondent
Union Presbyterian Church is getting an early start on planning for its Oct. 12 Run the Good Race 5K race.
Church member Lori Kelley came to Monday's Colerain Township supervisors meeting to get the official approval from the board for the event.
This will be the second running of the fundraising race that proved to be a popular event in 2012. According to Kelley, approximately 150 people took part in the run last year, raising more than $3,000. After expenses, the church was able to donate $1,800 to a local food bank.
This year, the proceeds from the race are scheduled to help Oxford and Quarryville libraries.
"Oxford is putting on an addition (to the library building) and Quarryville is having trouble paying employees," Kelley told the board.
Getting an early approval from the township is important to Kelley because she is hoping to have enough time to determine if local fire police are willing to control intersections for the runners.
She said she plans to contact Quarryville, Bart and Oxford fire companies for help, but the official requests must come to them on Colerain Township letterhead.
If the fire police are unable to assist with the run, a professional company will be employed for the event.
The 5K race begins at the Union Presbyterian Church, moving along Street Road to Tick Hill Road, to Cooper Road and then back Street Road to the church.
There will be some changes to the event this year with the elimination of the silent auction and live music.
In other business, the supervisors voted to rescind a waiver they granted last month to temporarily waive the required escrow for the Luke Humphreys property on Bridle Path. The property owner has no immediate plans to build on the site and asked the supervisors to waive the requirement to establish an escrow account that covers site improvement costs until he is ready to request a building permit.
While the supervisors still would like to grant the temporary waiver, they have learned that they do not have the authority to make that decision. Instead, Humphreys will have to take the request to the county planning commission for its approval.
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