Park board 2-17-2011

Newbury Township Park Board

Meeting Minutes
February 17, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Newbury Town Hall

Present: Judy Barnhart, Mark Fritsch, Roger Mesak, Wayne Mansfield, Jim Stefancin
Guests: Trustees: Jan Blair & David Snively, Boy Scout Alex Corkwell and mother Tina

Meeting called to order at 7:32 p.m. Minutes of January 20 read and approved.

Judy introduced Alex Corkwell and his mother who is looking for an Eagle Scout project and came to the Park Board for a project idea. Alex stated an Eagle Scout project needs to show leadership, organization and give back to the community. He has a good knowledge of computers. Decided that having him design an information board with trail map and notable features along the trail along with trail signage would be most desirable. Would like the Newbury logo included. Judy to work with Alex on getting project designed. Hopes to complete by end of summer.

Discussed number of picnic tables, Roger recommended 6 8’ tables to start. He will work up a cost estimate and material list for next meeting so can look at how to raise funds. Jim recommended the purchase of picnic tables. He will investigate size, materials used and get a cost on six tables. Then we can compare whether to make vs buy. Discussed need for small parking area by pavilion or just a pull off for unloading.

Parking Lot Expansion
Les checked with Soil & Water on retention basin and do need to install. Should check with Chip and possibly get Carmella Shale from Soil & Water to come to a meeting. Roger would like parking lot to be 300’x120’ to cover parking for any large events. Entrance and exit drives into parking area are not equal width (one 10’, other 20’) Roger to meet with Randy and David to see if road department can widen north side of triangle 4-5 feet on each side. Soil can be put in triangle for landscaping.

Mark suggested possibly having a metal sign with township logo added to entrance rock. Would like to get entrance landscaped by May 1st before Memorial Day dedication.

Rec board planning to build dugouts this fall or next spring. Looking to park board for whether to design with storage and/or bathroom. Need time to raise money. Also need to decide if want front entrance lighted or any future power needs for property north of drive.

Memorial Day
Park Board needs to decide what role they want in dedication. Les possibly do presentation on history of Park. Maybe hold a 50/50 raffle to raise money for seed funds for future projects.

Next Special Meeting: Saturday, March 12 at 9:00 am at Park to look at access drive, concrete for pavilion, location of volleyball pit, playground and restrooms.
Next Regular meeting: Thursday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Town hall. Still need to review any changes in Bylaws.

Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary