Park Board Minutes 04/09/2015

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

April 9, 2015, Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests: boy scout Mike Fenstermaker and his mother Heather, trustee Glen Quigley


Meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m.

Minutes of March meeting read and approved.


Open Park board position

Heather Fenstermaker agreed to serve on the park board and was welcomed. Apointment Will be made official at next trustee meeting.

Oberland Park


Eagle Scout Project: Mike bought 14 6-7 foot serviceberry trees at $40 each. trees were shipped to Four Green field where he will pick them up. Trees cost approximately $600, trustees will cover the remaining cost that Mike can’t raise. He is currently planning to plant them next weekend. Before planting mike needs to call 811 to locate the gas line. Mike also got prices on top soil, will also need to mulch. trees will be laid out in a line from the end fence post to the shelter, 25’ back from the drive. Mike and several park board members will meet Wednesday April 15 at 6:30 to run a line to lay out the tree locations.


-Volleyball nets need put up.

-Need to  contact Sue about getting porta potties out by May 1st.

-Newbury Elementary will do their annual wetlab day at the park with Geauga Park District & Soil & Water, the theme will be soils.

-Hope to have lighting completed by June when weather dries.

-Les will open the trails when it dries up enough to get a gator in when he flushes his tubing lines, and put gravel in low spots. Plans to look at a gator attachment which could fliff up the trails in summer. Could alsouse a couple pipes under trail for drainage.


Ball field

-Glen and Wayne went to the Rec board meeting. Rec board has significant declining enrollment with competition from St Helens and Notre Dame. They will use field 5 for the little kids  if benches are put up and grass cleared  from infield. Can use benches from field 4 temporarily as it is being dismantled.

-The Rotary has offered to fix the frost heaving of the dugouts on field 1 by the track.

-There is no money in the budget to work on the field as this year’s money $6000 was spent last year to buy electrical supplies.


Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

-Glen is working with Engineered Endeavors of Newbury to redesign the architect’s plans for the ring to hold the cupola. They are donating $500 for this service. Engineer is also redesigning the corner posts to hold the roof out of metal. Posts would be 4-sided,galvanized and painted They will need five weeks to build everything. Plans will need to be redrawn by architect before can take to the county for a permit. Bob Moon of Engineers showed Glen a sample of Engineered lumber. Cupola will also need painted, Glen is hoping to get the paint donated.

-Driveway pipe will be staked out with the week by Dan of Impullitti Glen will send Mark specs for drive after meeting.


The tax Free abatement zoning was turned down by the trustees.


Next regular meeting: May 14.

Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary      

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