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16 May 2019

Commissioners meet with committee to discuss Wisecarver plans

WAYNESBURG, PA. – Greene County Commissioners recently met with representatives from a non-profit organization to continue discussions regarding the organization’s plans to build three softball fields on property in Franklin Township.
 
The property, which is part of a tract of land commonly known as Wisecarver Dam and Reservoir, is being sub-leased to the Wisecarver Complex Committee. The sub-lease – which was approved by the Commissioners on April 18 – is for a term of 25 years, with two additional terms of 10 years at the request of the committee.  
 
The County obtained a 99-year lease on the property from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Water Authority several years ago, and the Commissioners officially agreed to sub-lease a portion of the property to the Wisecarver Complex Committee last month.   
 
Before the committee was formed, area residents Danielle Kerr and Chay Lahew approached the Commissioners in late 2017 seeking help in finding a site where girls’ softball fields could be built. Kerr said the Waynesburg Girls Softball Rec League, a 5team league (8U, 10U and 12U) within the Mason-Dixon Softball Division, was looking for space that it could call home.   
 
“The league was searching for something that we could build and use all year long,” she said. “The Commissioners began looking into property at Wisecarver … they and the County were, and continue to be, very supportive of our initiative.”
 
In December 2017, Kerr, Lahew and eight other residents formed the Wisecarver Complex Committee; now that the sub-lease has been approved, the committee members have been on a mission to raise funds to build three girls’ softball fields on the property. 

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Commissioners meet with committee to discuss Wisecarver plans