Park Board - 2/19/2009

Newbury Township Park Board

Meeting Minutes
February 19, 2009, 7:00 p.m.
Newbury Town Hall

Present: Judy Barnhart, Roger Mezak, Les Ober, Susan Walker-Meere; Guest: David Snively & Mark Fritsch

Meeting called to order at 7:40 p.m. Minutes of January 15 read and approved with corrections.

Nature Works Grant
*ODNR responded to letter of decline favorably and there will be no penalty. Article in Maple Leaf stating township declined grant brought favorable phone calls.
*Les suggested Mike Kler walk trail when wet to determine if there are any places of trail collapse.

Federal Grant
*Susan sent out pictures of various shelter options. Majority preferred the style without the cupola.
*Discussed difference in roof design with trusses or post & beam construction as far as aesthetics and cost. Les to get Amish crew to give estimate on post & beam for next meeting for comparison. Roger has cost on truss roof. Green roof construction posed as possible option but will probably be more than budget will allow with increased roof support needed for additional weight.
*David to check with Dr. Silver to see if he has a large rock on his property we could use for entrance sign.

Open Board Position
*Dave Terrill notified board that due to family commitments he would like to be replaced on the board. David Snively will have a notice put in the paper of open position with possible candidates coming to the March meeting. Mark Fritsch interested in position.

With new members on the board decision was made that the by-laws should be reviewed. Judy will try and locate an electronic version of the by-laws to email to all members and will review at next meeting.

Next meeting: Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at Newbury Town Hall.

Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary