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  • Aug 17 2018
    Microsurfacing and paving are in progress in Ferguson Township. While weather dependent, microsurfacing was scheduled to begin Friday, August 17, on the following streets: Atlee Circle and Teaberry Lane from Sowards to Blue Course Drive Beginning Friday, August 24, microsurfacing is scheduled to begin on Bradford Court, Crescent Court, Banyan Drive, and Sheldon Drive in Hillside Farm Estates. Paving (scratch and wearing) was scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, August 17 - 18... 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 16 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 c... details
  • Aug 16 2018
    Penn State s Ag Progress Days took place August 14 - 16 on 150 acres at the Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center in Rock Springs. Billed as Pennsylvania s largest outdoor agricultural expo, it's the show for everyone who cares about Pennsylvania agriculture: the farmers, the consumers and taxpayers who benefit, and the children whose future depends on it. As many as 45,000 people from all four corners of the state and beyond attended to see what Pennsylvania agricultu... details
  • Aug 16 2018
    Sealcoating on Ferguson Township bike paths has finished Sealcoating on six bike path facilities was completed Thursday, August 16. Each section of path was closed from 24 to 48 hours. Please allow the sealcoat to cure before use. The contractor also sealcoated the basketball courts at Suburban Park and Homestead Park. The contractor sealcoated the following on Wednesday, August 15: Tudek Circleville Bike Path State Game Lands 176 Parking Lot to the Foxpointe Drive Intersection t... details
  • Aug 13 2018
    Centre County West Nile Virus Coordinator Robert Bloom has reported that a second crow -- found in the Pine Grove Mills area -- has tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). Earlier, a dead crow found on private land along West Whitehall Road in Ferguson Township had tested positive for WNV. He asks residents who find sick birds to take them to Centre Wildlife Care at 148 Custred Lane, Port Matilda. The number to call is (814) 692-0004. To date this year, the 2018 Centre County West Nile ... details
  • Aug 7 2018
    Ferguson Township's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) focuses on capital items, yet 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 strategize and better prepare for future investments in capital, infrastructure, staffing and more. ... 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 24 2018
    Our newest photos show how much has grown in the park since the invasive honey suckle and autumn olive was removed when snow was still on the ground. The Township will continue to keep invasive species under control so that the seedlings planted in April can thrive. We may mow some paths in and around the seedling plots to allow access to the park. At this stage, the park is still very much a work in progress. Link to the newest photo gallery Volunteers are working hard at the site Co... 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 19 2018
    With travel season well underway and Penn State Football season starting soon, there are heightened concerns about visitors from eastern Pennsylvania bringing the spotted lanternfly with them. Since 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has quarantined more than 3,000 square miles in eastern Pennsylvania to keep a pest called the spotted lanternfly from reaching the rest of the state and beyond. Pennsylvania is the only state where this plant hopping pest from Asia has in... 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
  • Jul 10 2018
    Motorists can anticipate lane closures and delays to continue on five Ferguson Township roads where cold-in-place recycling has been completed and paving is in progress over the next few weeks. Work has been taking place on the following roads: 1. Tadpole Road between Whitehall Road and Gatesburg Road 2. Gatesburg Road from Scotia Range Road to 1400 Gatesburg Road 3. Pine Hall Road between Science Park Road and Science Park Court 4. East Chestnut from South Water Street to Moun... details
  • Jul 10 2018
    Ferguson Township is pleased to present its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The CAFR is prepared to inform the Board of Supervisors, Township staff, citizens, financial institutions, insurance companies, bondholders, and other interested parties of detailed information concerning the financial condition of the Township government. Readers can expect to find statements of revenue and expenditures; debt information; asset and liability data; information about fund balances; and... details
  • Jul 6 2018
    July is Park and Recreation Month, a time to highlight local parks and recreation. Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) invites you to get outdoors, explore the undiscovered at our local parks, and enjoy a Lifetime of Discovery, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities including late night swims, naturalist programs, hikes, 2018 Park Picture Pursuit, free summ... details
  • Jun 29 2018
    We've created a website page with answers to questions you may have about traffic signals in Ferguson Township. Here's some background information to start it off: Ferguson Township has 20 traffic signals, a flasher at the bottom of Pine Grove Mountain at the intersection of Water Street and Pine Grove Road, and the Ferguson Township Elementary School Speed Limit Flasher. The Township owns, operates, and maintains all of them by permit with PennDOT. Our Public Works crew ... details
  • Jun 22 2018
    Last October, Ferguson Township resident Jennifer Black reached out to the Township about donating a Little Free Library to install at Tom Tudek Memorial Park. I'm doing the project in honor of my mother who passed away 10 years ago, was a teacher and passionate about education, she wrote. Little Free Library s mission is Take a Book. Share a Book. Readers around the country are helping to place little free libraries where they can make a difference in people s lives. The Lit... 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
  • Jun 7 2018
    We are proud of our trees in Ferguson Township. Did you know we own and manage more than 4,000 street trees as well as trees in Township-owned parks? If you remember the story The Giving Tree, a tree sacrificed her apples, branches, and trunk to a boy who kept taking from the tree until all she had left to give was a stump to sit on when he grew old. Our trees are all giving trees, too, but without those sacrifices. Because they give so much to our residents oxygen to help us breathe... details
  • Jun 5 2018
    Ferguson Township has completed its stormwater user fee feasibility study. The Township s consultant Elizabeth Treadway of Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Gannett Fleming presented the study findings at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, May 21, 2018. Now that Phase 1 of the project is complete, the Board has directed Ferguson Township staff to obtain a scope and price proposal for Phase 2, which outlines next steps for implementing a stormwater user f... details
  • May 31 2018
    Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) General Manager Louwana Oliva and staff have dedicated their new Administration Maintenance Building to John C. Spychalski, a Ferguson Township resident who has devoted his professional career to the advancement of public transportation. CATA announced the recognition at an open house and formal dedication ceremony for the facility on Wednesday, May 23. Spychalski helped to build the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) from the grou... details
  • May 23 2018
    Ferguson Township Public Works Department When severe weather struck our region on the 1st of May in 2017, Ferguson Township Police and Public Works crews immediately responded to residents in need. Police responded to 18 calls, including a man trapped in his car under a downed power line. Our Public Works crews cleared 10 - 12 trees from roadways until 1:30 the following morning -- returning at 6:30 am to continue clean-up operations and ensure that all Ferguson Township roads were ... 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