Park Board Minutes

Meeting Minutes

April 13, 2017,
Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests: Carol Draybek, Glen Quigley, Bill Skomrock & wife

Meeting called to order at 7:35. March minutes read and approved. 


Eagle Scout Projects

-boy Scout Rafe Proctor contacted Glen about building an American flag burning structure at Veterans park. He already talked to the American Legion they are all for it.


Oberland Park

-Glen asked for an easement recommendation on Oberland Park on what parts to preserve the entire property including the front field or just the woods and wetlands.

-Roger suggested getting a plat map made to show the whole property front field is about 10 acres, the woods and wetlands are 50 acres. Les is still using the hay field.

Glen will bring maps to the next meeting; it may take 1-2 years to get the property preserved.

-Glen is looking at getting a grant next year to build the rest room or out house.

-Les wants electricity runback so he can get vacuum for his tubing line during sugaring season. Discussion on best place to locate it, the triangle by the parking lot was suggested. Les would compensate township on electricity used during that time. Electricity could be used to light parking lot and rest rooms.

-Sub panels on the pavilion and rock need grounded per Roger due to new standards. Roger is checking into it, needs grounding rods

-Pavilion needs pressure washed and painted.

-Doug Zimperman filled in holes in driveway.

=soil has been too wet to take samples, will get samples of soccer field, outfield of field 5 and the hay field.

-Independent Tree asked about status of skate park.

-Sue Mullet wants to raise money for trees.

Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

-Glen stated the township is applying for 2 grants to cover the cost of the trail, one from Nature Works, the other through the county. Glen is working on writing up the grants they are due at the end of the month or first of May. Plan to use asphalt grindings for the trail.

-Glen is looking into getting a donation from CEI for trail signs

200th Anniversary

-waiting on flyers for the car show. Diana will design and print foe $.09 per page, should check with Newbury Printing too.

-Civil War encampment would like to set up Friday night so can get an early start Saturday morning, it was Ok’d also asked if could build fires as the women would like to do period cooking and need campfires

-it was suggested they recognize other Civil War veterans in the cemetery too not just the one.

-Civil War reenactors can use the town hall while they are set up; there may also be one there for the construction contractors.

-Need to get a second Porta potty for June, July and August (Memorial Day to Labor Day) – this was approved.

-SAR is doing a memorial honor guard ceremony at south newbury Cemetary for those who dies during the Revolutionary War.

=St Helens is holding a freeswing concert August 11 at the church with food.

Carol passed out a proposed budget for the picnic. Including food, and entertainment. Les motioned to accept budget, Roger econded. Prots was selected to cater the food.

-Judy offered to lead a nature hike during the picnic.

-the banners aremoistly all sold and ready to be printed. Will get them hung as soon as they are done with help from the road department. Banners include hanging hardware.

Next regular meeting Thursday, May 11, 2017 at town hall. As a tri board meeting with trustees and Rec board.

Judy Barnhart– Newbury Park Board Secretary

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