Parkboard Minutes 01/09/2014

Newbury Township Park Board

 Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2014, Newbury Town Hall

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

Guests:  trustee Glen Quigley

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

Minutes of November meeting read and approved as read.

Rt 87 and Auburn Corner

Glen presented  a copy of the proposal sent to the state asking for $97,000 to develop corner. Proposal included letters of support from American Legion, Burton legion post and county planner Dave Dietrick, as well as DVD of why a park is needed, and the value of the park. And mentioned local resources would be used wherever possible. Glen also had a map of corner property. Proposal was sent in and received by deadline Glen will meet with Impulitti Landscaping next week to go over design..Wayne suggested including an info sign on the corner too to advertise community events.

OBERLAND PARK DEVELOPMENT

Retention Basin:

Glen still plans to go to county commissioners to appeal the need for a retention basin.

Parking lot:Discussion on how large to increase parking lot, approximnatly 60x400 feet additional futher east. Suggestion that might be able to get material over runs from state when do corner road improvement. We should ask for 400 feet expansion then drop back to 320’ if needed.

Glen has a letter from the school board granting permission for an easement for driveway extension to field 5.

Purchase orders have already been written for the backstop and driveway extension which were supposed to be done in 2013.

We need to concentrate on getting electricity done for safety purposes. Glen to ask trustees for $30,000 at the budget hearing for electricity

Nature Trails: some of Alex’s tree signs were vandalized, signs in shelter have been removed as well. If made from plastic instead of metal,may less likely to be stolen,

Still trying to sell Grange Park, possible Chardon business might be interested.

Next regular meeting: Thursday, February 13, 2014.

 Judy Barnhart – Newbury Park Board Secretary          

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