Park Board Minutes 01/14/16

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

January 14, 2016, Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests: trustee Glen Quigley, boy scout James Craven


Meeting called to order at 7:34. Minutes of November meeting read and approved with minor correction.



Eagle Scout projects

James Craven restated his intent to install a flag pole at Oberland Park. He had talked to the flag store to get ideas and asked about the preferred location. Decision was made to install by the entrance rock where will have access to electric for lighting. Asked about pole height which would be 25’. Scouts would dig the hole and install. Pole can have either an internal or external rope. Board preferred external foe easier access and no key required. External pole in 3x3 concretet would cost $800-1000.May be able to get concrete donated. James would like to get pole installed ASAP as he needs to be done by mid April. Need to avoid electric line when digging. James had Les sign off on his paperwork.


Oberland Park

A regular trail walker requested info on getting the tree signs replaced that had been vandalized and is willing to pay laced that had to get pole installed ASAP as hes to be done by mid April. Need to avoid efor them. Jim will check with his brother who is with the scout troop to find Alex who put up the original signs.


Les stated he will run a maple tubing main line across the north field from the west grove and hopes snow-mobilers obey no trespassing signs. The smaller lateral lines will not cross trails this year. This may be the last year of sugaring for Les. He hopes to use the electric by the shelter for a sap pump.


Glen received a letter and check for $1500 from Envervest who removed the gas well and tank farm to repair the damage they did to the parking lot and brush pile left. Will need to reimburse the road crew who cleaned up the brush.


Wayne to bring an LED cast aluminum light to the next meeting as possibility foe use in the pavilion. Would need 6.


Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

Now have the signed contract for the $37,000 grant. The plans need approved by the state, will send them out tomorrow. Township waited to spend the money as requested. Carter Lumber has the laminated wood ready but would like to move to their outdoor storage. We need to find indoor storage facility so wood does not get damaged. Pile is approximately 3’x 4’ x 20’ suggestions were to use the small township maintenance bay or rent a storage unit. Bob moon is checking with someone he knows has space. Would like enough room to spread wood out in order to seal it. Glen to check with Newbury Sandblasting to see if they have the ring for painting.


Grange Park

Engineering Endevours may be interested in the 10 acres..


200th Anniversary

Glen is looking for someone to chair the anniversary committee. Les mentioned Carol Hrabac may be interested. Roger offered to spearhead a temporary 6 month committee to pull together ideas. Ideas suggested included throwing a big party in the summer of 2017. Questions raised if township can set money aside for anniversary. Trustees are looking at putting a newsletter together. We need an article in the maple leaf soliciting volunteers and ideas. Roger requested everyone bring a list of ideas to the February meeting.



Next regular meeting Thursday, February 11, 2016 at town hall. Bill Skomrock would like a few minutes to speak.



Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary      

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