Park Board Meeting 10/13/2016

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2016,
Newbury Town Hall

Present: Judy Barnhart, Mark Fritch Les Ober, Wayne Mansfield, Jim Stafancin, Roger Mezak,

Guests: Carol Drabek, Diana Haskett, no trustees in attendance

Meeting called to order at 7:35. Minutes of September meeting read and approved.


Eagle Scout projects

No scouts in attendance. Zack finished the deck, Judy signed off on the project. Flag pole looks good lit.


Oberland Park

-scouts would like to use shelter for popcorn pass out, Jim to reserve shelter for them

-8 LED lights came in today and need installed in shelter: 6 on a switch, 2 on a cat’s eye that will come on when it gets dark

-Jim reminded we still need to get a plaque made thanking all who donated to the shelter

Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

-no updates as Glen not in attendance

;Les cannot make the November 11th dedication – has to work


200th Anniversary

-Carol looking into getting permission from the school to use their parking lot for events, could also use hay field if dry

-Roger would like to reserve the auditorium for picnic weekend, may need to pay a janitor

-question if we should charge a registration fee for cars or tractors at the events. At least need a registration form so know how many are coming. Felt no fee necessary Les will talk to Jim Timmons about how tractor events are handled. Question on if need a sheriff escort for tractor parade, would there be a fee for sheriff. If there are expenses for these events may need to charge a registration fee.

-need to check if Glen talked to fire department about picnic rain location

-Book mobile and University hospitals we do screenings at the picnic, need to set times

-Carol checking into a Native American speaker.

-Rec Board not interested in holding a game at the picnic.

-Diana brought sample banner made up with scrap materials, she is donating the design time

-Judy made arrangements with a local geo cacher who has a puzzle cache ready to publish. Judy will provide him historical information for the geocache sites, with the final hiding location at Grange Park Are we able to have tokens or coasters made as prizes for the geocache container. Diana will look into the cost.

-question on if trustees will still fund the anniversary events as previously budgeted. Several will go to the next trustee meeting to see what is going on.

Next regular meeting Thursday, November 10, 2016 at town hall.

Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary

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