Parks and Recreation Committee

Date: April 8, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM

PARKS AND RECREATION COMMITTEE
Meeting Agenda
Ferguson Township Conference Room 2
Monday, April 8, 2019
4:00 pm

 

I. CALL TO ORDER

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

III. CITIZEN’S INPUT

IV. COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE CENTRE REGION COMPREHENSIVE RECREATION, PARK AND OPEN SPACE PLAN

Narrative
Jim Steff emailed the regional municipal managers, on behalf of the Steering Committee for the Parks and Recreation Regional Comprehensive plan, asking for each municipal Parks and Recreation Committee to answer three questions. Attached to this Agenda is a copy of the questionnaire form. This questionnaire initiative is separate from the online survey, the randomized survey that was mailed to residents, the key stakeholder interviews, and the public forum that was held at the State College High School. These outreach initiatives aim to collect information to help identify the public’s expectations for park and recreation programs and facilities in the future.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
That the Committee discuss and complete the questionnaire for Jim Steff to forward onto the Parks and Recreation Regional Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee.

V. DISCUSSION ON THE COMMUNICATION MATERIALS AND PLAN FOR GROW ZONES AT FAIRBROOK PARK

Narrative
On March 18, at the Regular Meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved the Low-Mow/Native Landscape Garden Map for Fairbrook Park. The Centre Region Parks and Recreation Department met with Township staff to discuss implementation plans. As part of this discussion, staff defined low-mow as being a designated area that will be mowed two times a year. Staff will remove existing brush and get a quote for the cost of purchasing plant seed mix and plant in Spring 2020. Staff and CRPR agreed CRPR will mow around the Grow Zone area, and for staff to collaborate with Mr. Jon Kauffman on signage. Centrice Martin, Assistant to the Manager, worked with Mr. Kauffman to prepare signage for at the park and a flyer to promote and distribute around the community to help raise awareness and education on Grow Zones. Ms. Martin is suggesting the Parks Committee discuss and offer support for the proposed communication plan. Attached to this Agenda is a proposed Communication Plan for the Committee to review, discuss and offer comments on the Communication Plan.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
That the Committee discuss an opportunity to provide comments on the communication plan for Fairbrook Park.

VI. WHITEHALL ROAD REGIONAL PARK PRE-APPLICATION JOINT MEETING WITH PLANNING COMMISSION

Narrative
In accordance with the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, Section 22.302, Stahl Sheaffer Engineering requested a Pre-Application Conference with the Township Planning Commission. Attached to this Agenda is a copy of the Ordinance. The Pre-Application Conference is scheduled for Monday, April 22. This conference meeting presents an opportunity for the Parks Committee to meet jointly with the Planning Commission for the Pre-Application Conference meeting.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION
That the Committee discuss and confirm member attendance at the Pre-Application Conference.

VII. REPORTS

1. Staff Report
2. Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority Report – Mr. Bill Keough

VIII. OPEN DISCUSSION

IX. ADJOURNMENT

April 8, 2019 Parks and Recreation Committee Agenda

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