The Kay Brook Green Hills Community Association is planning to dissolve and the park it owns on Russett Road in Trexlertown is expected to be turned over to Upper Macungie Township.
Sally Scott, a Kay Brook Green Hills board member, told township supervisors Thursday that the association doesn’t have much money for the necessary grass mowing and upkeep.
Township Supervisor Samir Ashmar said without the maintenance, the park could be a hazard to the neighborhood. “If the grass gets high, there’s going to be rodents,” Ashmar said.
He asked whether the township could take over mowing the grass at the 3.5- acre Green Hills recreation area. Township solicitor Andrew Schantz said should get a written agreement with the association in place soon to start cutting the grass because the pact to take over the park would take longer.
Public Works Director Scott Faust said if his department has to assume mowing at Green Hills park, he’d prefer to do it soon before the grass is long and tough to cut.
If the association doesn’t need to spend whatever money it has left for legal representation to dissolve, it could use that money to reimburse the township for the maintenance costs, Sally Scott said.
Supervisor Kathy Rader told her, “You need to have a meeting and vote on it. It can’t be just a handful of people saying, ‘We’re going to disband and here are the funds.’ ”
Ashmar made a motion that once the township receives written authorization to cut the grass, it would do it and then when the association dissolves, Upper Macungie will expect to be reimbursed for the maintenance with any funds that are left. The motion passed.