Park Board Minutes 05/12/2016

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

May 12, 2016, Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests: trustee Glen , Carol Drabek, boy scout Zack Corkwell and his dad Kieth Corkwell, Jan and  Ken Blair, Dianna Haskett ((sign maker)


Meeting called to order at 7:40. Minutes of April meeting read and approved.


Eagle Scout projects

*Zack checked out the area where the deck will be constructed and presented a set of plans for it. Deck will be 15’6” x15’ constructed of pressure treated wood, then stained after the wood dries. Les would like to meet with Zack at the site to insure there are no issues to access his sugaring operation. Les also cautioned care needs to be taken in putting in the footers that maple roots aren’t damaged.  Zack is currently in the fundraising stage, planning to do construction in the summer. A hanging limb needs to come down first so it doesn’t fall on the deck. Wayne will be Zach’s contact due to his construction background. Before the township can accept the deck donation it needs to be approved by the common pleas judge.


Oberland Park

-Mark, Jim, Wayne and Judy cleared around the rock

-Wayne fertilized the trees

-Wayne moved outhouse back where it belongs

-Volleyball net has been installed

-Park district and Soil & Water had two nice days for the elementary Wetlab Days last week

-Young kids have been using field 5 for practice

-will run electric line before putting down mulch.

-Need breakers and lights for the pavilion.


Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

-Will start construction of Gazebo on Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Will build scaffolding to hold compression ring

-Wayne, Mark, Jim and Glen marked trees before the meeting for VanCurren to clear up to the Kinetico line

-the metal columns are at Newbury sandblasting for refinishing and sprayed with zinc oxide.

-have not heard from Geauga Concrete about concrete donation

-Holes for the conduit were cut on the outside of beams

Munson township is not applying for the Nature Works grant this year so would only have to split $23,000 with Auburn township. Western Reserve Land Conservancy doing the application for us, there is a new staff person handling the account.

Kent State Cleveland Foundation has a branch in Lake/Geauga County, Glen will give a presentation on the project

Glen will talk to the Legion on progress

The Nature Works sign will go on the gazebo


200th Anniversary

-Carol introduced Dianna Haskett who designed the banners. She added 200th anniversary to the previous version sent around via email and removed the flag. Dianna showed the various sizes banners can come in, thought the larger 36x30 would be the best for road signs.

-question was asked if smaller banners could be made to hang in store windows and  if she could make bumper stickers or T-shirts

-Dianna sowed samples of different banner materials including a mesh which allows wind to blow through and blackout material that prevents seeing reverse side in the sun.

_moving her business next to Newbury Printing

-She will not charge for design work, just materials

-township cannot sell anything for profit

-Dianna will work up some pricing for the next meeting. Prices depend o9n petroleum prices which vary

_ Dave Wilks will do sign installation

Friends of Punderson will sponsor a 5K run on June 24, 2017 with Tshirts as a bicentennial event

They will also do an historical walking tour of Punderson.

Carol will ask Kinetico and Sunrise Springs for water donation

Carol will meet with the fire department as to their involvement

-Would be good to put up an historical display in the new library

-Could a century home or farm tour be organized? Using Precious Cargo for transportation. Would need a narrator Les’s name was suggested

-Suggestion to have a time capsule to honor the past and talk about the future

--We can use town hall for historical talks

For advertising make a rack card with events or placemats at local restauraunts

-Jan Blair will be co-chair with Carol instead of Glen



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



Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary          

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