Parks and Recreation Committee

Date: May 14, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
Meeting Agenda Monday, May 14, 2018
4:00 pm

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

III. INTRODUCTION OF CENTRICE MARTIN, ASSISTANT TO THE MANAGER

IV. SUBURBAN PARK MASTER PLAN UPDATE

Narrative
In 2002, the Township engaged ELA Group to complete a Master Plan for Suburban Park. The 10-acre park is located on Suburban Avenue and abuts the Overlook Heights neighborhood. Given that the Park Master Plan is more than 15 years old, it is likely that needs have changed in the community, Township and Centre Region. Additionally, the University Area Joint Authority has worked with the Township and students at Penn State University to design improvements to the drainage way on the parcel. An update to the Master Plan is critical to accommodating this project as well as ensuring that capital improvements on the park are best suited to the meet the needs of the community. In 2018, the Township budgeted $35,000 for a consultant to update the Master Plan. The first step in the process is to prepare an RFP for services. A copy of the current Master Plan is provided with the agenda. Centrice Martin, Assistant to the Manager, will provide a brief report on the current Master Plan and the process that was employed to develop it. This item is for information only at this time, and no action is being requested by the Committee.

V. SPRING FERGUSON TOWNSHIP PARKS TOUR
Narrative

The Township is preparing to put together the 2019 – 2022 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). The CIP is a five-year guiding document the Township uses to plan for large expenditures, which are typically defined as items costing $2,500 or more with a life expectancy of more than one year. Park capital improvements are typically included in the CIP. It is suggested that the Parks and Recreation Committee discuss a possible parks tour to review planned improvements within the life of the CIP. A tour would give staff feedback on any changes that should be made prior to presentation to the Board of Supervisors. It would also give Committee members a chance to discuss park improvements onsite. Staff is recommending Friday, June 8 or Friday, June 15. It is expected the tour will take approximately four hours. Sufficient notice should be given to schedule the use of a van that can accommodate Committee members and staff.

VI. REPORTS
1. Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority Report – Ms. Denise Meyer
2. Staff Report – Mr. David Pribulka, Township Manager

VII. OPEN DISCUSSION

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

May 14, 2018 Parks and Recreation Committee Agenda

The Ferguson Township Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 4 pm the second Monday 
of each month in Conference Room 2 at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building.

2018 Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Schedule