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  • Oct 11 2018
    Ferguson Township will update this story as we receive news releases from PennDOT. You can also follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Note: The entire project will take place through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue.Work will include 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 project page for this work ... details
  • Oct 10 2018
    The connector trail that currently provides access to the Musser Gap Trail across Whitehall Road Regional Park and other private lands will soon be relocating. At that time, the current parking area will not be available. Over the next few weeks, the portion of connector trail near Whitehall Road will relocate approximately 50 feet to the west to accommodate construction in the area. Another section of the connector trail will be re-routed through the Whitehall Road Regional Park woodlands. ... details
  • Oct 9 2018
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors has approved Wednesday, October 31, as Trick-or-Treat Night in the Township. The hours will be 6 - 8 pm. The Centre Region Council of Governments also approved this schedule for Trick-or-Treat Night in the Centre Region. Ferguson Township Police will conduct extra patrols to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. The Ferguson Township Police Department offers these suggestions for keeping Trick or Treat Night safe for every family who participates: ... details
  • Oct 9 2018
    Ferguson Township, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA), and the Centre Regional Planning Agency, is conducting a transportation mobility study to identify potential improvements in the Northland Area that includes portions of North Atherton Street, Martin Street, Blue Course Drive, Clinton Avenue, Cherry Lane, and Aaron Drive. The study will identify potential improvements for walking, biking, driving a... details
  • Oct 8 2018
    Have a question about anything happening in the Township? Ferguson Township will host Coffee Conversation from 8 to 9:30 am on Saturday, October 20, at Dunkin Donuts, 1430 N Atherton St., State College. Residents with questions or concerns are invited to attend. An informal gathering of Township residents, Coffee Conversation is an opportunity to meet with Dave Pribulka, Township Manager, Chris Albright, Chief of Police, and other key Township staff to offer suggestions, seek answers... details
  • Oct 5 2018
    Staff representing Ferguson Township's Departments of Administration, Finance, Planning Zoning, Police, and Public Works proudly participated in the 2018 United Way Day of Caring on Thursday, October 4. The day began with breakfast at the Bryce Jordan Center, served by the Penn State Men's Basketball Team. From there, our team joined volunteers and residents working at three Strawberry Fields lodges, where we weeded flower beds, pruned shrubs and trees, raked, and mulched. Our ... details
  • Oct 3 2018
    Motorists traveling into the Fairbrook section of West Whitehall Road are advised that the maximum speed limit has been reduced to 25 miles per hour. An electronic Reduce Speed Ahead sign is followed by permanent signs advising motorists to Reduce Speed and limit their speed to 25. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors amended the Code of Ordinances to reduce the speed limit following a public hearing at its Regular Meeting on September 4, The reduction is effective between Tadp... details
  • Oct 3 2018
    Our updated Get Involved page links to a new page called Opportunities to Get Involved in Township Projects. From there, you can link to the Pine Grove Mills Small Area Plan and to the new Suburban Park Master Plan page. We hope you will be inspired to get involved in your Township! Interested in getting involved in your community? Ferguson Township offers opportunities for residents and others to help sha... details
  • Sep 28 2018
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors is seeking community volunteers to fill vacancies on local and regional Authorities, Boards and Commissions (ABCs). The application period is open through Thursday, November 1. The Board of Supervisors will interview applicants in November and December. Appointments will be made at the Board s Organizational Meeting in January, 2019. Positions are open on these authorities, boards and commissions: Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority ... details
  • Sep 24 2018
    The latest update from the Centre County Recycling Refuse Authority (CCRRA) -- Penn State football fans recycled more than 30 tons of aluminum cans, plastic and glass bottles during the first three home football games. CCRRA encourages you to continue recycling at your tailgates. Grab a blue bag for recycling and a clear bag for trash. You'll find bag dispensers in every tailgating field and parking lot. Blue bags are for recyclables and limited to plastic and glass bottles and m... details
  • Sep 17 2018
    Four questions about the village of Pine Grove Mills generated answers from 205 people -- including residents, people who work in the village, and a significant number of others who were motivated to take a survey distributed by Ferguson Township and the Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA). Township and CRPA staff are working with residents on a Small Area Plan to preserve the sense of place and quality of life in Pine Grove Mills. They prepared the survey to learn what people who... details
  • Sep 10 2018
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors approved the Township's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) at its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 4. The CIP focuses on capital items, and includes revenues and operating predictions to enhance its usability. The Township updates the CIP annually to improve its relevancy and account for price changes and choices. The CIP is a plan not an official budget, nor an authorization to spend; rather, it is a guide to help the Board of Supervisors s... details
  • Sep 10 2018
    With Penn State Football season underway, there are heightened concerns about visitors from eastern Pennsylvania bringing the spotted lanternfly with them. The lanternfly will hitch a ride on RVs and on vehicle tires. Reportedly, a spotted lanternfly was observed at a Penn State football tailgate, although that report remains unofficial. Since 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has quarantined more than 3,000 square miles in eastern Pennsylvania to keep a pest called t... details
  • Sep 6 2018
    This story is featured on page 9 of our 2018 Fall Print Newsletter In our largely rural township, even a family who lives in a subdivision can have a slice of farm in the backyard. That was Jill Wood s goal when she began lobbying for the Domestic Chicken Ordinance two years before the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors adopted it on July 18, 2016. Her friend Peter Buckland, who chairs the board, encouraged her to pursue it on behalf of any resident who hoped to raise dom... details
  • Sep 5 2018
    Ferguson Township's Finance Department's recommendations for ensuring that real estate tax payments are correct: Make payments on or preferably before the due dates. If there are any errors with the payment, the bill cannot be considered paid timely. Paying a few days early or more will allow time to correct the errors before the due date. If there are errors with a payment at the end of a due date, such as a discount or face period, the Township cannot accept the pay... details
  • Sep 4 2018
    Road work continues. Thursday, September 13, through Saturday, September 15, Ferguson Township's contractor will place a wearing surface and restore driveways on Sycamore. ... details
  • Aug 28 2018
    During our previous visit to the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden on Watershed Clean-up Day, April 21, the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and community stewards were hard at work removing invasive species from the three-acre site. See Photo Gallery Most open-field sites in Pennsylvania will revert to forest sooner or later, and Snetsinger Butterfly Garden is no exception, the garden s website explains. To continue as a butterfly habitat, the area requires active management to kee... details
  • Aug 20 2018
    In accordance with Section 803.3 of the Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code, 2017 Edition, landlords in the Centre Region at minimum must provide tenants with the following information: Maximum occupancy for the residential property Maximum number of persons who can reside in the rental property Whether the property is a student home Regulations regarding dogs (if present) Regulations regarding property maintenance... 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
  • Aug 17 2018
    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. Please click each image to enlarge view. NEW INFORMATION Plastics recycling has changed. The Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) reports they can no longer acc... details
  • Aug 1 2018
    Ferguson Township has confirmed its first case of oak wilt this year at a residence on Tadpole Road. Oak wilt is a fungus that attacks all species of oak trees, but red oaks and pin oaks are the most susceptible. Once infected, an otherwise healthy tree rapidly drops its leaves during the summer months and dies, while other nearby trees still have green leaves. Oak wilt can spread through root grafts to nearby trees, and can be carried by bark beetles that feed on an infected tree and ... details
  • Aug 1 2018
    These are the three faces who'll greet you when you're doing business at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building. Our administrative offices are open for business from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday, and from 8 am to 4 pm Friday. We welcome you to our offices whenever you have a question or concern about a Township matter. Department heads and other administrators you wish to talk to may be outside the building attending meetings, performing inspections, or responding to re... details
  • Jul 20 2018
    About 27 people attended Coffee Conversation Friday, July 20, at The Naked Egg Caf in Pine Grove Mills. Attendance grew so that it was standing room only, and for the first time we can recall, we were also joined by children. It was wonderful to see this level of citizen involvement. Those joining us met informally with Dave Pribulka, Ferguson Township Manager; Chris Albright, Chief of Police; Raymond Stolinas, Director of Planning and Zoning, and Centrice Martin, Assistant to the Manage... details
  • Jul 17 2018
    Residents are reminded that furniture for collection by your trash hauler may be placed curbside only during designated Fall and Spring Bulk Waste Collection weeks. Fall 2018 Bulk Waste Collection Week will take place October 15 19. Those who must remove indoor furniture from porches and patios under the provisions of the Centre Region Building Safety and Property Maintenance Code are advised that it is your responsibility to arrange for a private hauler to collect this furniture. Cha... details
  • Jun 18 2018
    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
  • Apr 22 2018
    Centre Region Parks Recreation (CRPR), which manages and maintains Tom Tudek Memorial Park and the Tudek Dog Park on behalf of Ferguson Township, closed the large dog pen on Monday, April 23. The pen will remain closed for maintenance work through next spring. Approximately every three years, the pens need to be closed for major aeration and re-seeding, and the large dog pen is in need of that maintenance this year, says Jim Carpenter, CRPR s Parks Manager. The spare/alternate... details
  • Feb 20 2018
    On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, during the Regular Meeting of the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors, Township Engineer Ron Seybert presented the Township's Stormwater Management Program. The program is a requirement of the Township's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit issued by the PA Department of Environmental Protection as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II Program. Click the link below to view the presentation. If ... 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
  • 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