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You have questions about Mercer County projects in the HV? We have answers!

by Amie Rukenstein

Recently, Hopewell Valley residents have contacted MercerMe with questions about some County projects. We reached out to Aaron Watson, deputy County administrator and executive director of the Mercer County Park Commission for answers.

There usually are three interpretive signs on the Jacobs Creek bridge. Apparently, someone damaged the one that sits to the left, which discusses the Geography and Historic Landscape of Jacobs Creek, and it was removed. In answer to our question about what’s up with the sign, Watson responded, ”The interpretive sign will be replaced but unfortunately it is expensive to fabricate.”

Image from Google Earth

Mercer County took over the former Hopewell Valley Golf Club last year and has made golf and swimming there available to the public.  When asked whether the restaurant is also open to the public, Wastson said: “Yes, the grill room is open seven days per week, the banquet hall is available for events. The caterer is Chez Alice Catering, menu and hours can be found on their website chezalicecatering.com or at hvgc.com. Both websites are currently undergoing an update to include all the offerings the facility provides. To contact the caterer directly contact Jason Dychus at 609 -737-1199.

MercerMe has been covering the County’s plan to take over the Moore’s Station Quarry off of Rt. 29 since it was first proposed several years ago. We asked Watson for the current status and he responded: “The Park Commission is preparing to assume responsibility for management of the quarry once the quarry operator has completed their clean-up and reclamation activities. The handover is expected to occur over the next month or two. In the meantime, the Park Commission has already begun ecological restoration efforts at the site and plans are underway to identify a first series of improvements that will be required before the site is opened to the public. Construction of the site improvements are not expected to take place until 2024/25 due to the need for engineering designs and permitting requirements.”

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