Franklin Township supervisors hope to see $37,000 in recreational improvements to the Phifer Ice Dam Park.

Supervisors have applied for two grants – $33,000 to create a picnic grove featuring two new pavilions and another $4,000 to upgrade the baseball field – to the state Department of Community and Economic Development.

The pavilions are expected to cost $8,000 each, with another $5,000 expected to be paid for stump removal and grading of the lot, plus another $5,000 for landscaping materials; and $3,500 for blacktopping under the pavilions and a driveway/walkway. Another $3,500 is estimated will cover the cost of electric to the pavilions.

At the baseball field, the township hopes to replace the pitcher's mound and batter's box, improve the skinned portion of the field, level the infield turf to eliminate lumps and low spots, replace the poly fence cap protector around the baseball fields, add provide protective fencing along the first base line and purchase a new lawn tractor.

Sandra Gaumer, township secretary, hopes to hear that the grant application will be approved before the end of the year.