Park Board Minutes 07/11/2013

Newbury Township Park Board

 Meeting Minutes

July11, 2013 Town Hall

Present: Judy Barnhart, Mark Fritch,   Les Ober, Wayne Mansfield , David Snively, Roger Mezak

Guests:  Trustee Glen Quigley 

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

Minutes of June meeting read and approved with minor corrections. 


 Eagle Scout Projects:

Sam is done with his project, several board members commented on how well it came out. Glen spoke to the scouts at their meeting about a possible future project. The fence in front of the cemetery next to town hall needs painting.

 Ball field:

Trustees received a ($2500) check from Doug Ralston to be used for ditching at ballfield. Mark got an estimate from his boss who will do the ditching for $3130 ($75/foot) with 6” pipe recommended by Chip. Can get the job done in one day. Mark will get cost estimate to Glen via email for approval so project can get completed. Township has money to do the driveway. Need to coordinate drive with ditching. Roger motioned to recommend the trustees spend $2500 for construction of drainage tile according to specs recommended by Chip. Wayne seconded, motion passed. Wayne checked ballfield after heavy rain yesterday and it is draining water fine. Wayne pinned baseline and pitcher’s mound with rebar. Wayne also weeded the front entrance garden and cut grass around shelter. Volleyball court needs cut. If Wayne needs more grass seed for around the pavilion can go to the feed store and put it on the township’s bill.

Access drive: Glen talked to Doug Ule. He will get to drive as soon as it stops raining.

Fairmont Minerals: they are waiting until after July 17 to make a decision. Since we are 501c3 organization, they are able to donate money.

 Storm Water Management 

Cost for management plan as required by soil &water is $4000. We can appeal their decision through the county commissioners. Because of the natural drainage to the wetland in the back, we do not have a runoff problem.  Les will go to commissioners to appeal the need for a water management plan. Glen to email Les the appeal process.

 Frisbee Tournament:

Expecting a request from the college to use the field again. Group should be charged. $250 usage fee which should go to park board not general fund. Request needs to go through the trustees or park board not rec board. Need to let secretary know where to direct the call when it comes in. Organizer used to be a Newbury resident and had no problems in the past.  

 Grange Park:             

Deal with Jodie to develop Grange Park is no longer on the table. Property back on the market. 

Park Levy:  Rec board not willing to donate money to ball field because want to use for scholarships and paying for kids who want to play and can’t afford to pay.

 Next regular meeting

August 8th, 2013 at 7:30 at town hall.

 Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary          

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