Parks and Recreation Committee

Date: September 10, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
MEETING AGENDA
Monday, September 10, 2018
4:00 pm

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

III. CITIZEN INPUT

IV. WHITEHALL ROAD REGIONAL PARK – CONTINUED DISCUSSION
Narrative

Provided with the agenda are several attachments relative to this discussion. This agenda item was requested by Mr. McKinnon and is continued from August 13. On March 21, 2018, the Township Manager mailed a letter to the Chairwoman of the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority to share the comments made by the Board of Supervisors at the Regular Meeting on March 19. The Nittany Valley Environmental Coalition also followed up with a letter on July 8 to the Authority expressing support for the Board’s comments. Mr. McKinnon is requesting that the Committee consider writing a letter in support of the Board of Supervisors' letter to the Authority, including recommendations relative to prioritizing green infrastructure in parkland development in current and future phases of Whitehall Road Regional Park. Below is a link to the 2010 Whitehall Road Regional Park Master Plan.

Whitehall Road Regional Park Master Plan

Recommended motion: That the Committee request the Chairwoman to forward the Committee’s comments to the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority.

V. APPOINTMENT TO THE SUBURBAN PARK MASTER PLAN STEERING COMMITTEE
Narrative

The Master Plan development process for Suburban Park is underway, with the agreement for consulting services awarded to YSM Landscape Architects. A steering committee is to be formed to provide input and review materials as the planning process develops. The Committee should appoint one member to serve on the Steering Committee who may act as a liaison to the Parks and Recreation Committee. The Steering Committee will meet at least four times throughout the process.

Recommended motion: That the Committee appoint to the Suburban Park Master Plan Steering Committee.

VI. REPORTS
1. Staff Report
2. Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority Report

VII. OPEN DISCUSSION

VIII. ADJOURNMENT

September 10, 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