Park Board meeting Nov. 17, 2009

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

November 17, 2009, 7:00 p.m.

Newbury Town Hall


Present: Judy Barnhart, Roger Mezak, Jodie Swartwout, Mark Fritsch, Les Ober

Guest: David Snively, Jan Blair, Chip Hess, Ann Wishart


Meeting called to order at 7:08 p.m. Minutes of October 15 meeting read and approved.



Front Field

95% of seed came in and field looks good

Entrance Rock

Rock was installed on Nov 7. Burton Scott donated time for rock installation. Trustees will send letter of thanks. Add 2010 to rock so know in future when placed. Ann to do story on rock for Maple leaf. Rock engraver out of town – will draw up plans for design for approval. Move smaller rock to triangle by parking area. Suggestion to have school art class make a dedication sign.

Oberland Project List

Jan stated all suppliers are paid: Trushel, Wheeler, Western Reserve and for rock. Balance for HUD account $111,757 as of 11/17/09.

Master Plan

*Chip Hess provided  maps of park with proposed amenities

-No sewer or water included at this time until decision on pavilion/shelter

-Ball field has a high grassy area built around it for viewing.

-Two possible shelter locations: one south of drive and west of parking area, one east of parking area. Discussion favored pavilion closer to the road in newly seeded area by gas well. Would need some pull-off parking spaces along drive. Include volleyball and horseshoe pits near pavilion. Discussed what to spend on pavilion. Have estimates for pole barn style and timberframe construction but need cost on post and beam style. Chip to contact Susan for cost from Mullet.

-Jan stated Kiwanis would like to be involved in planning and paying for small playground. Jan to contact Ann Mesak of Ann’s Child Care to get catalogues of various playground options.

-Soccer fields need low fence to keep balls out of drive

-Enlarged parking area to fit 100 cars. Roger asked for OK on the proposed 100 car footprint so he can pursue possible rock donations and estimetes.

 -Discussion on cost of ball field. Rough grading approx. $20,000; topsoil and seeding for outfield approx $10,000; infield fine grading $10,000. Need to get bid estimates so know actual cost and what $ left for other features.

-Estimates for landscaping can be acquired but recommend completing construction of ballfield and pavilion next year before any landscape work completed.



Next meeting: Thursday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. at Newbury Town Hall Moved up due to holiday.


Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary