Park Board Minutes 08/13/2015

Newbury Township Park Board


Meeting Minutes

August 13, 2015, Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests: trustees Glen Quigley & Jan Blair, Ken Blair, Boy Scout James Craven


Following a picnic cookout in the Oberland Shelter, Meeting called to order at 8:00 p.m.. Minutes of July meeting read and approved with minor correction.


Eagle Scout projects

-James stated he couldn’t get a basketball court installed before he turns 18. He asked if he could install 3 flag poles at the park entrance instead. Discussion on if flags should go at Veterans Park instead but his project would need to be done before that park is ready. Final decision was made to install one flag pole for the American flag near the entrance rock where there will be light to illuminate it. Zoning regulations call for no higher than 30-35’

-A couple of Mikes trees are suffering from lack of rain this summer. Glen suggested the township buy watering bags for the rest of the summer. Bags could then be used at veteran’s park plantings. Glen to handle.


Oberland Park

The Electric line was run to the shelter with the help of the roads crew. Les thanked all involved in getting it done in a timely matter.

The township signed off on goose hunting beginning opening day on September 1st.

Next project will be to get the lights up. Discussion on whether to do anything with the ball field or concentrate on a project all can benefit from such as a permanent outhouse or completing parking lot. Roger to bring outhouse figures to next meeting. Wayne asked about cost of Romteck potties used at Geauga Parks.


Mark suggested renting a blow up screen and having a movie night, rental includes projection and speakers. Possibly doing around Halloween. Someone suggested doing a pumpkin launching demo next year.


Rt. 87 and Auburn Corner/Veterans Park

-Still waiting on the Nature Works grant. Steel is being fabricated by Engineering Endeavors, wood is ordered from Carter Lumber. Foundation should be done in the next month ready for the steel installation. - Glen has materials list for concrete block, will look are getting it donated.


Next regular meeting: moved to September 17.



Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary      

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