Park Board 8-20-09

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

August 20, 2009, 7:30 p.m.

Newbury Town Hall


Present: Judy Barnhart, Roger Mezak, Jodie Swartwout, Susan Walker-Meere, Mark Fritsch, Les Ober, George Mazerakus

Guest: David Snively, Jan Blair


Meeting called to order at 7:35 p.m. Minutes of April 16, June 18 and August 10 meetings read and approved with corrections. Unrecorded minutes of July meeting reviewed by Roger who will officially type up.



Federal Grant

Entrance sign:

Mark stated that Chip Hess should have specifications for foundation of sign ready soon.

Front multipurpose field:

* Jan mentioned the 25 year plan the trustees have been working on with 3 possible options. *Trustees met with Wheeler, Trushel and Patti Lanscaping at field to look at what needed done to finish project.

*Trustees would like Patti Landscape to make presentation of three options for how to develop park property with input from Park Board on what amenities they would like. Then need to decide what development can be done with the remaining HUD grant money. This would be a 10 year plan with HUD money being only a part of it.

*Park Board members felt we have been planning the development all along and do not feel we need to hire someone else to do what has already been done.

*Trustees were asked to review Land Use Committee 5, 10 and 20 year plan.

*Discussion on where miscommunication occurred in development of specs for front field so will not occur again.

*Les stated we have perfect conditions to plant seed within the next two week as ground is not too dry. Need to kill weeds, wait three days then turn over soil.

*Discussed possible drainage issues with south end of field which will need to be addressed.

*Need an RFP for laser grading before seeding can be done

*Chip Hess was suggested as someone who could oversee grading and seeding.

*Trustees to hold special meeting within the next week to decide route to take.


Next regular meeting: Thursday, September 17, 7:30 p.m. at Newbury Town Hall


Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary