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  • Jul 19 2019
    Approximately 15 people attended the first of two public meetings to discuss the Songbird Sanctuary Park Master Plan. Ferguson Township staff welcomed their recommendations and will be reviewing them as the master planning process continues. Township residents and others who are interested in the park's future are invited to the second meeting on Saturday, July 20. Details below. WHAT: Public Outreach Meeting (outside) WHEN: Noon Saturday, July 20  WHY: Committee and staff to inform the... details
  • Jul 17 2019
    Weather permitting during the week of July 29, Ferguson Township and State College Borough will temporarily close bike paths and parking lots to perform sealcoat maintenance activities. The paths and lots will be posted prior to the closure. Path sealcoating will begin on Monday, July 29 Parking lot sealcoating is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 Each section of path and parking lot will be closed for 24 48 hours to allow for two applications of sealcoat and... details
  • Jul 12 2019
    In our bike-friendly community, our shared use paths are much appreciated by bicyclists who want a safe place to ride. Two of our paths are now enhanced by bike repair stations, recently installed by our Public Works crew at the suggestion of Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors Chair Steve Miller, and approved by the Board. They are located at the Tudek Park and Science Park Road bike paths. Each fix it station offers a concrete pad for working, a rack for hanging the bike, a basi... details
  • Jul 11 2019
    Motorists and bicyclists who travel Tadpole Road should be aware that microsurfacing will be completed from West Gatesburg Road to Marengo Road at the end of July and early August. The contractor is Asphalt Paving Systems. The road will have one lane open at all times, however, delays should be anticipated. Questions can be directed to Ferguson Township Public Works at (814) 238-4651. ... details
  • Jul 11 2019
    Note: The North Atherton Street Project Map has been updated, effective June 10, 2019 Centre Region COG General Forum presentation on 2019 Construction Projects in the Centre Region Work will carry through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work includes relocation of numerous utility lines, relocation of sewer and water lines, drainage improvements, curbing, sidewalks, ADA ramps, traffic signal upgrades, new concrete median, and paving. The pro... details
  • Jul 9 2019
    Ferguson Township's phones are working again, but please email us if you have any difficulty getting through to our main number, (814) 238-4651. We appreciated your patience as we worked to resolve this matter as soon as possible. If your call does not go through, please use email to contact us. For assistance with specific issues, residents may email Ferguson Township Department Directors and other key staff until the issues are resolved: Chris Albright, Chief of Police, calbright@... details
  • Jul 1 2019
    This time of year brings comfortably cool nights perfect weather for taking the chill off and enjoying the company of friends and family around a roaring fire. The Centre Region Code Administration (CRCA) reminds you there are rules in place to help keep you, your guests, and your neighbors safe as you enjoy the fire. In the image above, the two on top are recreational fires, the two at the bottom are portable outdoor fireplaces. Ferguson Township governs recreational fires in accorda... details
  • Jun 27 2019
    Ferguson Township Public Works crews are asking residents to refrain from dumping grass, brush and leaves in areas other than in front of your own property. Public Works crews have found ornamental grasses, leaves, coal and wood ash in vacant strips of Township Right-of-Way, dips and drainage areas, such as the hill on Circleville Road, Sleepy Hollow, Princeton Drive, and Park Hills Avenue. Recently, a resident reported a large brush pile left in Harris Street, which created a hazard for pedestr... details
  • Jun 26 2019
    This comprehensive guide to recycling in the Centre Region features updates 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. What to do with yard and garden waste? What goes to the landfill? What doesn't? How can you get rid of big stuff when it's not bulk week? The July 2019 issue of the Centre... details
  • Jun 24 2019
    Here is a list of important dates for Ferguson Township residents. JULY Friday, July 19 Coffee Conversation hosted by The Naked Egg Caf AUGUST Tuesday, August 13 Thursday, August 15 Penn State Ag Progress Days Monday, September 2, Labor Day No Brush and Leaf Collection No Trash and Recycling Collection Both schedules will be delayed by one day ... details
  • Jun 22 2019
    Photos above: Volunteers at the Ferguson Township Arbor Day celebration on May 5 began preparing the pollinator garden at Songbird Sanctuary Park Thanks to volunteers, Songbird Sanctuary Park on Owens Drive now has a fully planted pollinator garden. To give its plants a good start, the Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club is planning a series of weeding sessions over the summer. Volunteers are needed and appreciated, and encouraged to bring friends and neighbors. The l... details
  • Jun 12 2019
    At its Regular Meeting on May 20, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors directed Township staff to prepare a draft ordinance imposing an impact fee on single-use plastic bags. The motion passed 3 to 1, with Supervisor Richard Killian dissenting. Should an ordinance governing the use of plastic bags pass, businesses in Ferguson Township would be directed to charge an impact fee to any customer who shops with a single-use plastic bag instead of reusable bags. The fee would apply to eac... details
  • May 30 2019
    In the first phase of work to convert the stormwater facility at Haymarket Park to a pollinator friendly habitat, the current vegetation mix of traditional turf grass, thistle, and other unwanted species will be removed. The basin has been planted with two different pollinator seed mixes. Ferguson Township is partnering with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Central PA Pheasants Forever, Habitat Forever, and the Foundation for Cal U to convert the stormwater facility at Haymarket Park ... details
  • May 28 2019
    Testing of mosquitoes and dead birds for West Nile Virus (WNV) is underway in Pennsylvania. The Centre County West Nile Virus Surveillance and Control program will accept dead birds that local residents have discovered and will send them to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) in Harrisburg for testing. PADEP limits testing to crows, blue jays, hawks, and owls. This is in addition to the monitoring of WNV in mosquitoes, which began April 16 this year. Managed... details
  • May 20 2019
    Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) reopened Tudek Dog Park's renovated large dog enclosure on May 24. The large dog pen had been closed for maintenance work since April 23, 2018. CRPR, which manages and maintains the Tom Tudek Memorial Park and the Tudek Dog Park on behalf of Ferguson Township, needed additional time to ensure that the grass seeded well during this very wet spring. The spare enclosure that had been used in its place is now closed for renovations. Please be s... details
  • May 16 2019
    Motorists traveling through Ferguson Township will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign on Route 26 between the Huntingdon County line and Kepler Road. The sign will aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving. The sign faces northbound traffic and uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the li... details
  • May 13 2019
    Visitors to Greenbriar-Saybrook Park can walk the path to the wooded area and find a memorial dedicated to Major Michael E. Weston, 37, a DEA special agent who died in a helicopter crash on assignment in western Afghanistan in 2009. A graduate of State College Area High School, he is survived by family members in State College. Learn more This beautiful setting for Major Weston s memorial features a stone as well as two benches engraved with these quotes: In valor there is hope. ... details
  • May 9 2019
    Thanks to everyone who supported the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust through Centre Foundation's annual Centre Gives campaign May 7 - 8. Because of your generosity, the campaign raised $1,125 for the Trust. This dedicated 501(3)c charitable trust fund established in June 1993 and managed by trustees of Tudek Park assists with capital expenditures that include improvements to paths, the rental house, and dog park, as well as maintenance costs of the butterfly garden, and horse barn. This fu... details
  • May 6 2019
    Our Public Works crew has a new tool in its arsenal of collection equipment: the JCB Hydradig 110W. JCB calls this excavator a wheeled tool carrier. The engine, transmission and tanks are in the chassis rather than the upper structure a safety feature that allows the driver to see all four wheels from inside the cab. Its design also makes the machine more stable because it has a lower center of gravity. Like the Department s Petersen Rear Steer Grappler, the equipment was partially funded by ... details
  • May 1 2019
    Ferguson Township is among the recipients of a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) grant for clean vehicle projects throughout the state. The Township has been awarded a $7,500 grant to acquire an all-electric vehicle from the DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG) program, which supports the replacement of natural gas vehicles as well as the installation of a charging station. The award was the maximum amount the program grants for an electric vehicle (EV) acq... details
  • Apr 25 2019
    Thanks to our residents who joined us for Coffee Conversation on Saturday, April 20 at Giant Food Store, Northland Center, especially on Easter weekend. We appreciated your bringing your suggestions and comments to the gathering, and for giving us the opportunity to follow up on your concerns. Residents expressed concerns specific to their neighborhoods, including ordinance issues such as maintenance of yards and trees, as well as safety on our shared use paths. This Coffee Conver... details
  • Apr 1 2019
    If you're wondering what it costs to provide public services to you on a daily basis, Ferguson Township's 2019 Budget Executive Summary is a good place to look. This 34-page document serves to supplement the Ferguson Township Strategic Plan, Annual Operating Budget, Five-Year Capital Improvement Program, and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (Audit) by providing some useful information to help you better understand how Ferguson Township uses your tax dollars. Learn about the... details
  • Mar 30 2019
    Placing a mulch ring around your tree is one of the most beneficial measures you can take to protect its health. But if done incorrectly, it's also one of the easiest ways to damage it. Sometimes, you can have too much of a good thing. Every year trees decline and die due to improper mulching -- more commonly known as mulch volcanoes. Mulch volcanoes are made simply by piling too much mulch against the trunk of the tree. Doing this holds moisture against the back, which causes the tree to... details
  • Jan 28 2019
    Stay informed by signing up for e-mails about whatever interests you: minutes, agendas, events, important news, e-Newsletters, winter weather reminders, and more. Here s a glimpse at what we offer: a monthly e-Newsletter to bring you the latest news and reminders of upcoming events print newsletters in the spring and the fall a comprehensive view of the Township s achievements as well as a seasonal guide to our services for residents agendas and minutes for our... details
  • Aug 20 2018
    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that Ferguson Township has earned its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018. It's the fourth GFOA award to recognize the Township's annual operating budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the Township. It reflects the commitment of the governing body and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In ... details