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January 12, 2018

At its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, January 2, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors (BOS) appointed seven members to serve on its new Parks and Recreation Committee.

The seven appointees include four appointed to 4-year terms expiring December 31, 2021, and three appointed to 2-year terms expiring December 31, 2019, all retroactive to January 1, 2018.

4-year appointees
Shawna Doerksen
Niki Tourscher
Norris Muth
Connie Puckett

2-year appointees
Laura Moser
Kathie Vondracek
Andrew McKinnon

The Committee will advise the Township Manager and Board of Supervisors on matters pertaining to parks and recreation including, but not necessarily limited to land acquisition for the purposes of active or passive recreation including open space preservation, parkland development, and programming. Such advice and responsibilities shall include:

a. Alignment of local definitions of recreational amenities and services with regional definitions;
b. Assistance in development of Park Master Plans;
c. Periodic review of existing Park Master Plans as the needs of the community evolve;
d. Recommending parkland development in accordance with established Park Master Plans;
e. Facilitating community engagement on matters pertaining to parkland development, use/programming, and land acquisition for active or passive recreational purposes;
f. Connectivity of parkland to existing and proposed bike paths and shared use paths;
g. Reviewing programming needs for Township residents and recommending changes to programming through the liaison to the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority;
h. Assisting Township staff and the Board of Supervisors in amending and updating the Ferguson Township Recreation, Parks, and Open Space Plan;
i. Other duties relative to the betterment of active and passive recreational amenities and services in the Township.

View Ordinance 1039, which Enacted the Parks and Recreation Committee

View 2017-20 ABC Appointment Policy



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