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  • Feb 23 2018
    The Ferguson Township Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC) has scheduled its 6th and 7th meetings for Wednesday, March 21 and Wednesday, April 18, respectively. Both meetings are open to the public and officially begin at noon. These meetings are focused on setting priorities for the Ferguson Township Stormwater Program. Working with a consultant, Elizabeth Treadway of Amec Foster Wheeler -- in partnership with Gannett Fleming -- the Township and SAC have undertaken a study to evaluate th... details
  • Feb 21 2018
    Work by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began last week on a project called the Owens Drive Park. Accessible from Owens Drive, the approximately 8-acre property abuts Blue Course Drive and extends to the backyards of some residential properties on Conover Lane and McBath Street. Known as the woods behind The Waffle Shop, it was largely brush. This month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife workers are using forestry mowers to clear the brush, invasive species and other undesirable plant material ... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    This comprehensive guide to recycling in the Centre Region features information from the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA), as well as Ferguson Township's guidelines for Brush and Leaf Collection; Refuse, Recycling, Compost and Yard Waste; and year-round Prescription Drug Collection. Upcoming Events Household Hazardous Waste Collection, April 27 - 28 Bulk Waste Collection Week, May 7 - 11 and October 15 - 19 Amy Schirf of CCRRA offers these five recycling reminders... details
  • Feb 15 2018
    Ferguson Township is accepting applications for the position of Ordinance Officer. This is a permanent part-time position with a 20 - 30 hour work week; some of the work may be required at night, on weekends, or on holidays. The position requires a person with the ability to enforce ordinances related to parking, animal control, monitoring of construction related to development, property maintenance, sign regulation and property addressing. Applicants must be 18 years of age at minimum, poss... details
  • Feb 8 2018
    Floodplain conservation and protection are accomplished through the Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances ( 27-801 Floodplain Conservation, Part 8, Supplemental Regulations). The intent of this section is to preserve the natural functions of floodplains, protect life and property from the hazards of flooding, properly manage Township waters, and minimize the financial burdens that floods impose on the community. These regulations stipulate that no construction is permitted in any floodplain th... details
  • Feb 8 2018
    At its Regular Meeting on February 5, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to support the passage and ratification of Pennsylvania Senate Bill 251 authorizing local police use of radar and lidar. As the only state that prohibits local police from using radar to monitor traffic speed, Pennsylvania solely authorizes state troopers to use radar for this purpose. Introduced by Pennsylvania Senator Randy Vulakovich, a former law enforcement officer, SB 251 aims to change... details
  • Feb 6 2018
    Ferguson Township has an immediate opening for an Assistant to the Manager. This position reports directly to the Township Manager and is responsible for the management of special projects as assigned by the Manager, as well as assisting in the oversight and operation of the Township s departments. These include Administration, Finance, Public Works, Planning Zoning, and Police. Special focus areas of this position include community engagement and information technology. The position is an exc... details
  • Feb 5 2018
    Harrisburg, PA The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, (PennDOT) today announced that it has begun the process of updating the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The public is invited to weigh in through an online survey. Last updated in 2007, the plan will outline a vision and framework for improving conditions for walking and bicycling across Pennsylvania, especially for those Pennsylvanians who walk and bicycle out of necessity rather than for leisure and recreation. ... details
  • Feb 1 2018
    Ferguson Township has openings for the following positions: Part-time Seasonal Landscape Laborer Urban Forestry Intern Full-time Road Worker Part-time landscape laborers perform landscape labor and operate small equipment along roadsides and on grounds owned by Ferguson Township. Part-time road workers perform a wide variety of responsibilities involving manual labor and semi-skilled trade work within the Township of Ferguson. The urban forestry intern's primary focus will be d... details
  • Jan 17 2018
    Ferguson Township Elementary School students enrolled in a new environmental club have a plan to plant 300 trees in the Township. The project will support the Plant for the Planet organization's goal of planting 1 trillion trees globally. Working in cooperation with Ferguson Township and other local partners, the local tree planting will take place in the stormwater management plot behind the West College Avenue Waffle Shop on the Township's Arbor Day event in April. The parce... details
  • Jan 14 2018
    Road conditions at this time of year can change in minutes as severe weather conditions develop. Are you prepared for a winter driving emergency? Here are some emergency weather driving tips from AAA: Avoid getting stranded; keep your car running smoothly To keep your car from breaking down, AAA recommends checking the following: battery and ignition tires anti-freeze level and freeze line brakes; exhaust system fuel and air filters ... details
  • Jan 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 An... details
  • Jan 3 2018
    At the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors Reorganizational Meeting on January 2, 2018, Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Katie Oliver swore in newly elected Supervisors Tony Ricciardi (Supervisor at Large) and Sara Spock-Carlson (Ward II), as well as re-elected Supervisor Steve Miller (Supervisor At Large). Ricciardi and Miller will each serve a four-year term, while Carlson will serve the remainder of the term for the seat previously held by Rita Graef. The Board elected ... details
  • Dec 31 2017
    Below are the most significant Ferguson Township stories of 2017 and the most read stories from each of our monthly e-Newsletters. Readers clicked most on these stories for information about the Township s essential services such as winter operations, brush and leaf collection, as well as prescription drug collection, and recycling programs. They welcomed opportunities to be involved by applying to serve on authorities, boards, commissions and committees, and to be heard by attending Coffee ... details
  • Dec 27 2017
    For those aware of the new federal tax bill in Congress that appears to become law, some Township residents have asked the Ferguson Township Finance Department whether they can prepay state and local taxes before the end of this year. Residents may pay in advance for income taxes. State taxes are collected by the PA Department of Revenue and the Borough of State College collects local taxes. However, municipalities cannot accept prepaid real estate taxes. The tax amounts are not determine... details
  • Dec 22 2017
    Ferguson Township is performing a major update to both the Zoning and Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances. To achieve this, the Township has employed the services of Environmental Planning Design in Pittsburgh to assist with coordination through our Steering Committee and now the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors. The Ordinance is not a completed document at this time. To encourage public comments on the document before it is adopted in mid-2018, the Township is ... details
  • Dec 12 2017
    At its last Regular Meeting of 2017 on December 11, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors adopted the following: Final 2018 Operating Budget Adopted 12.04.17 The 2018 Ferguson Township budget provides for more than $12 million in expenditures in the General Fund. Capital projects include $4.5 million in road projects, $800,000 in capital equipment and $300,000 in park projects. The budget does not include any tax increases, yet uses $1 million in the existing fund balance to bal... details
  • Dec 5 2017
    Advanced Disposal trash and recycling collection services are delayed by one day during holiday weeks. There will be no pick-up on New Year's Day. During those weeks, Friday customers are served Saturday. The next collection delays will occur during New Year's week, beginning Monday, January 1, 2018. Ferguson Township reports delays as information becomes available, but encourages residents to consult the Advanced Disposal website for its holiday schedule and other schedule changes... details
  • Nov 22 2017
    For the third consecutive year, the readers of State College magazine have recognized Tom Tudek Memorial Park as State College's Best Park. State College magazine editors write: Plenty of parks in the area have great features, but Tom Tudek Memorial Park has all of them. A new playground added within the last two years is icing on a cake made of open fields and covered pavilions, walking trails, a dog park, Snetsinger Butterfly Garden and much more. Tons of special events are held at Tud... details
  • Nov 20 2017
    The Ferguson Township Tree Commission (FTTC) has announced its 2018 Meeting Schedule. The FTTC was established by ordinance on August 18, 2014 to help Township staff maintain and care for Ferguson Township s more than 6,000 trees, which include a variety of species, ages and sizes. The five members of the Tree Commission are appointed to four-year staggered terms. Responsibilities of the Commission include, but are not limited to, reviewing private and public land development plans; submi... details
  • Apr 5 2017
    Ferguson Township is accepting applications from organizations looking to host exhibitions and tournaments at S A Field at the Louis E. Silvi Baseball Complex in 2017. Cost to use the field in 2017 is the same as last year: $125 per game plus $50 per game to use the lights. This cost covers maintenance and preparation of the field. All money goes to the State College Area Teener League. The Township dedicated the field in 2016 after completing many improvements, including Musco Light Structu... details