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  • Nov 22 2017
    The Ferguson Township administrative offices at 3147 Research Drive, State College, is closed today Friday, November 24. While the administrative offices will be closed, the Ferguson Township Police Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you need police assistance, please contact the Ferguson Township Police Department at (814) 237-1172 or 1.800.479.0050. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend. ... details
  • Nov 22 2017
    At the Board of Supervisors' Regular Meeting on Monday, November 6, Dr. Chris Duffy of Penn State presented Watershed Modeling and Landuse Change: A New Approach. The presentation reviewed a study whose goal, in part, is to determine historical, present, and future scenarios of land use change in the watershed as a function of population growth. In Ferguson Township and the Centre Region, we are fortunate to have a large supply of high-quality water to sustain both human and animal ha... 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 22 2017
    The Township s contractor, Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, is pruning street trees this week in the following neighborhoods: Chestnut Ridge Manor Teaberry Ridge The Landings Pine Hall Road Sunday Drive ... 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
  • Nov 17 2017
    Ferguson Township staff on November 14 presented an additional option for consideration by property owners within the East Park Hills Avenue Traffic Calming Plan Study area. This option includes speed humps, one traffic circle, line striping, legends, and signage. The 45 property owners who attended the presentation overwhelmingly favored this additional option over the previous options presented. The next step is to petition the residents in the study area for their vote on the proposed traf... details
  • Nov 10 2017
    Ready to clear your yard of campaign signs now that the election is over? Don't trash them recycle. The Centre County Recycling Refuse Authority encourages you to recycle your campaign signs by bringing them to the Authority office through Wednesday, November 22. The Authority is located at 253 Transfer Road in Bellefonte. Bring your signs between 8:30 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday to Building A at the Authority. Come through the main doors and look for the drop-off box. P... details
  • Nov 9 2017
    Leaves will be collected six days a week and will continue until the snow flies in December, or until winter operations begin, as long as the weather holds above freezing. There will be no brush collection in December, January, February and March. Please observe these Brush and Leaf Collection Guidelines Please keep brush, leaves and grass in front of your property Ferguson Township Public Works is asking residents to refrain from dumping grass, brush and leaves in areas other than... details
  • Nov 8 2017
    PennDOT District 2-0 staff and consultant will host a public plans display to review alternatives for improvements at the intersection of State Route 26 (Pine Grove Road / West College Avenue) and State Route 45 (Shingletown Road). The plans display will be held from 6 to 7 pm on Monday November 20, 2017 in the Main Meeting Room of the Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive. Immediately following the public plans display, during the Board of Supervisors Meeting that start... details
  • Nov 6 2017
    The Ferguson Township Police Department advises residents who are preparing leaves for leaf collection to ensure that children are not playing in these piles by the roadway. Children who are jumping in leaf piles may be playing unseen behind them or tunneling inside them. This can pose a danger as vehicles pass on the roadway. Parents and caregivers: Please take extra care to ensure children s safety as leaf collection trucks make their way through your neighborhood. The Township appreci... details
  • Nov 6 2017
    Tudek Dog Park 425 Park Crest Lane State College The new parking lot at Tudek Dog Park opened on Friday, November 3. The new lot features ADA parking and a connecting sidewalk, landscaping, and a monument sign, which is still in progress. The Township's contractor, H R Excavating, Inc., performed the work. Meadows Park 101 Timothy Lane Pennsylvania Furnace The new pavilion has been completed at Meadows Park. The Township's contractor, Ameron, replaced the former pavili... details
  • Nov 1 2017
    Ferguson Township encourages residents who live on private lanes and alleys to allow neighbors through-access as needed. There is no statute to regulate the use of private lanes and alleys because they are, in fact, private property. Steven W. Bair, EFO/CFO, Fire Director and Chief of the Department, Centre Region Council of Governments, said private lanes are always a challenge when they are shared among property owners. In Pennsylvania, he said, property owners are the kings of thei... details
  • Oct 25 2017
    The Ferguson Township Stormwater Advisory Committee (SAC) held its second meeting from Wednesday, November 1, at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building, 3147 Research Drive. The focus of this meeting was to set priorities for the Ferguson Township Stormwater Program. The agenda will include a review of GIS data sets, fact sheets on fees and MS4 permitting, levels of service review, review of gaps, needs and potential changes in services, and a review of levels of service options. Note... details
  • Oct 24 2017
    Residents who see the purpose of planning want to be involved and heard. The Township's newly adopted Official Map (pictured at right and below) is a good example of their involvement. Originally created in 1990, the Official Map identifies priority areas for future growth land where the Township may want to develop parks, streets, roads and natural area conservation. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors officially adopted the new Official Map at its Regular Meeting on October 2. ... details
  • Oct 23 2017
    Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed October as Community Planning Month in Pennsylvania. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors also proclaimed October as Community Planning Month in Ferguson Township. In conjunction with Community Planning Month, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-PA) hosted its annual statewide conference at The Penn Stater Sunday through Tuesday. The conference brought planners from all of the state together for workshops and presentations. ... details
  • Oct 19 2017
    C-NET's latest episode of Around the County is an interview with Raymond Stolinas, Ferguson Township's Director of Planning Zoning. Stolinas participated in a panel discussion about the importance of community planning, significant planning projects in Centre County, and the upcoming conference of the American Planning Association, PA Chapter, Annual Conference. Hosted in State College this year, the conference will take place October 22 - 24 at The Penn Stater. Stolinas is i... details
  • Oct 15 2017
    Thanks to our residents who joined us for Coffee Conversation in the Main Meeting Room at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building on Saturday. This was an opportunity to meet informally with Township Manager David Pribulka, Chief of Police Chris Albright, Director of Planning Zoning Ray Stolinas, Director of Public Works David Modricker, and Community Communications Coordinator Diana Griffith. Those attending had questions and expressed concerns about development in the Township in... details
  • Oct 11 2017
    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is pleased to announce that Ferguson Township, Pennsylvania, has received the GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its 2017 Operating Budget. It's the third GFOA award recognizing the Township's annual 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 budge... details
  • Oct 11 2017
    Residents are reminded that furniture for collection by your trash hauler can only be placed curbside during designated Fall and Spring Bulk Waste Collection weeks. 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. Chapter 3, Section 302.8 of the Property Maintenance Code states: Interio... details
  • Oct 4 2017
    Signs, signs, everywhere signs. Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind. Do this, don't do that. Can't you read the sign? Remember that 1970 oldie by Five Man Electrical Band? The lyrics may serve as a reminder of why signs need to be regulated. Below, our comprehensive guide to sign placement and timing in the Township, including a link to the Township's updated Signs and Billboards Ordinance. Keep signs out of the Township Right-of-Way If you have placed si... details
  • Oct 3 2017
    C-NET has made some slight alterations to its standard Channel 7 airing schedule effective today, October 2, and going forward. Below are the new airing times for the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors' Regular Meetings: Wednesday 9 am Thursday 1 am and 8 pm Friday 6 am Sunday 3 pm Note: When a meeting takes place outside its usual schedule, it may air the following week instead. These meetings are available to watch online, free of charge at www.cnet1.org Progra... details
  • Oct 2 2017
    PUBLIC NOTICE The Centre Region Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Partners consisting of College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton Township, The Pennsylvania State University University Park Campus, and State College Borough have developed a Joint Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP) for Spring Creek, Slab Cabin Run, Buffalo Run, Logan Branch and the Chesapeake Bay. The PRP determines existing sediment and nutrient pollutant loadings associated with stormwater runoff and proposes potent... details
  • Sep 21 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on June 5, 2017, the Board of Supervisors ordained and enacted the 1033 Amendment to Signs and Billboards, Chapter 19 of the Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances. The Township Planning Zoning staff have prepared these Frequently Asked Questions about the revisions: Why did the Township update the Signs and Billboards Ordinance? In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Reed vs. Town of Gilbert case, which required municipalities to enact content-neutral sign ... details
  • Sep 21 2017
    Curbside Recycling Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) has updated its Red Bin Curbside Recycling Guide for 2017. All paper can now be bagged or bundled together, which means that newspaper no longer needs to be separated. Last year, CCRRA added spiral cans to the list of acceptable items for recycling. Ferguson Township residents have a multitude of ways to recycle throughout the year, including hazardous household materials, old furniture and appliances, electronics such... details
  • Sep 18 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on Tuesday, September 5, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted the 2018 2022 Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Township's Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) is a financial guide for citizens, staff and the Board of Supervisors. The purpose of this document is to communicate the initiatives planned in the next five years. This is a financial plan, rather than an official budget. It is used to provide financial information for management to ... details
  • Sep 6 2017
    Ferguson Township welcomes all people and recognizes the rights of individuals to live their lives with dignity, free of discrimination because of their faith, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or immigration status. At its Regular Meeting on December 5, 2016, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors passed a resolution affirming the Township's commitment to equity and inclusion. The vote was unanimous. The resolution affirms that the Ferguson Township Bo... 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