Park Board Minutes 04/14/2016

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2016, Newbury Town Hall

Present: Judy Barnhart, Mark Fritch, Wayne Mansfield, Jim Stafancin

Guests: trustee Glen , Carol Drabek, boy scout Zack Corkiwell and his dad Kieth Corkwell, scou James Craven stopped in later


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


Eagle Scout projects

*Zack would like to do a project atOberland Park, needs to be done by late October. Suggestions included: benches around the soccer fields, dock on trail overlooking wetland, more landscaping, installing something to keep the volleyball from rolling in the driveway such as a hedgerow or fence, preschool playground which may be done by the Kiwanis, garbage can bins. Zack preferred to do the trail deck. Wayne has plans for a rail that also acts as a bench. Deck will be aproximatley 10x20 begining at ground level then go off the ground about 4’.Could get wood donation from Carter Lumber or Home Depot.

*Keith found a couple of Alex Corkwell’s tree signs in the woods then will see what trees are still missing and look into getting them replaced by a patron. Try screwing them in rather glue so harder to pull off.

*James Craven was installing his flag pole before the meeting, he stopped in to have his paperwork signed and drop off the American flag.

*scouts will do a clean up on April 23 for Earth Day at Veterans and Oberland Park.


Oberland Park

Wayne got the fertilizer for the trees

Red flag along the drive were from OOPS marking the electric line brfore the flag pole installed.

Need outhouse installed soon Glen will ask Sue to order

-Need to put up no parking signs along the drive

-Volleyball net will put up soon

Leadership Geauga would like to donate a two-sided historical Marker for town hall. Looked at sign options and discussed wording for sign

-Rock needs rust staines cleaned off before sealing, landscaping and mulch. Will meet at Park on Mondayafter 5:30 to work , can also dig trench and install lighting conduit.

Need updated pictures on the township website of projects as they are completed- could possibly be an Eagle Scout project to redo the website.

Need to decide if doing a fall corn maze, would need to be planted soon


Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

Glen showed a picture of the cages to hold the anchor bolts on the gazebo.

Concrete will be poured on Friday with inspection as well

-Glen talked to Osborn about getting concrete, requested 50 yards of concrete, wire mesh and sona-tubes, waiting on a response. Sidley’s donated 17 yds of concrete and the cement block.

Chagrin River Watershed Partners working on getting us another grant, possibly splitting a $36,00 grant with Auburn and Munson Townships, each township getting $12,000.

-the first reimbursement of $15,000 sent to state of Ohio.

-the next project will be the parking lot. Glen to talk to Ronyak  Paving about a donation of Asphalt. Brick may not require as much maintenance as asphalt and may be cheaper.

-Ironman told Glen they want to make a labor donation.

Gazebo plans showed elaborate cuts in the cement floor, could sell pavers

Glen started this project in 2001

Glen will go to the next American Legion meeting to give them an update, still waiting on a track vehicle may need to contact local politicians to get things moving.



200th Anniversary

-Carol asked Glen if he was willing to be a co-chair and resource person, he agreed

-Carol presented letter she would like to send the Newbury School Superintendant to get the schools involved in the anniversary celebration.

-Auburn and Bainbridge are also celebrating their bicentennials in 2017. May want to see if Auburn wants to collaborate on something.

-Bill Felberg and Beverly Ash, two Newbury historians just recently passed away

-No decision was made on the budget by the trustees as no specific amount was requested. $10,000 suggested

-Wicked Woods is planning a microbrewery and may donate beer.

-Glen to contact Joanne Majewski about plans for the picnic

-Carol talked to Dianna Haskell regarding banners. Banners with township logo would be better than flags as they are stiffer and will not flap around. They could be hung on utility poles, may need a boom truck to hang


Next regular meeting Thursday, May 12, 2016 at town hall.



Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary      

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