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  • Dec 11 2018
    What are your ideas and concerns about Suburban Park? Ferguson Township and its consultant, YSM Landscape Architects, invite community residents to help update the Suburban Park Master Plan. The Township is offering two opportunities for park visitors to participate in the planning process: Public Meetings The Township hosted the first of three public meetings on November 5. The next meetings are scheduled for January 17 and March 27 of 2019. Public Survey Take our 10-quest... details
  • Dec 10 2018
    Centre Region Parks and Recreation (CRPR) and the Centre Region Council of Governments (COG) have launched a year-long Centre Region Comprehensive Recreation, Parks, and Open Space Plan. Their goal is to evaluate and create forward-thinking recommendations on parks and recreation opportunities in the six Centre Region municipalities, with a particular focus on facilities, programming, funding, and governance. The six participating municipalities include the State College Borough, and the ... details
  • Dec 10 2018
    Ferguson Township is accepting applications for Ordinance Officer, a permanent part-time position requiring 20 30 hours per week. Some evening, weekend or holiday hours may be required. The position requires a person with the ability to enforce ordinances governing parking, animal control, monitoring of construction related to development, property maintenance, sign regulation and property addressing. At minimum, applicants must be 18 years of age, possess a valid Pennsylvania driver s li... details
  • Dec 7 2018
    Tree pruning in Ferguson Township will begin soon. The contractor, Bartlett Tree Experts, will be starting in the next week or two. Bartlett will be pruning 728 trees in the following neighborhoods: The Landings Saybrook Hillside Farms Sylvan View Blue Course Drive Learn more about the Township's Street Trees ... details
  • Dec 6 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. December 8 - 14, motoris... details
  • Dec 6 2018
    At a Winter Media Day on Tuesday, December 4, PennDOT officials provided a long-range view of the North Atherton Street project including news that will come as a relief for motorists traveling in the area. A winter shutdown in January will last until the beginning of March 2019, when the contractor will resume work. Watch C-NET's coverage of the press conference The inspector in charge of the project, Mark Maney, expects crews to keep working until the second week in January, we... details
  • Dec 4 2018
    As the result of several weather delays, the connector trail that currently provides access to Musser s Gap across Whitehall Road Regional Park and other private lands will relocate this week. At this time, the portion of connector trail around the Whitehall Road Regional Park will now pass through the park s woods, and trail users will reconnect to the current trail on the south side of the woods keeping hikers and dog walkers away from any construction. There will be temporary ... details
  • Nov 30 2018
    Thank you for your patience and understanding during snowy winter months. Our Public Works road crews work hard to keep roads safe for driving by clearing them of ice, snow and other hazards. Our Winter Operations Plan Providing safe travel for residents and those employed in the Centre Region is our goal. Our snow fighters reduce the negative impacts of travel during the winter months. Without their services, said Ferguson Township Public Works Director Dave Modricker, vehic... details
  • Nov 26 2018
    The Pine Grove Mills Small Area Plan Town Meeting, November 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. See schedule of upcoming meetings below. Ferguson Township and the Centre Regional Planning Agency (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. Participating residents are helping to create a comprehensive long-range vision that considers the village's historic, agricultural, commercial, cultural and econo... details
  • Nov 23 2018
    Ferguson Township appreciates your letting us know how our services are helping and how we can improve. Thanks for reaching out to us with questions, suggestions and concerns, and for giving us the opportunity to help. We appreciated these messages from our residents: Thank y all so much for all the hard work! Last year, I brought up an issue regarding snow removal along the bike path that runs from Stonebridge to Blue Course Drive. I was disappointed at the time that it w... details
  • Nov 14 2018
    The Ferguson Township Tax Office was required to mail a notice on November 6 to anyone who owes real estate taxes for 2018 reminding them that their final payment is due. Pennsylvania law requires the tax office to use bold-faced, 16-point, all caps language notifying taxpayers whose taxes remain outstanding even installment payers that their taxes have not been paid on time. Be assured, the Ferguson Township Tax Office is aware that the final installment is not due until December 1... details
  • Nov 12 2018
    Winter is coming. It s almost a relief to say that after I ve been in denial for these last few weeks! But we Pennsylvanians are all too familiar with this time of year, and both the joy and headaches it can bring. Our temperate climate shows us the beauty of all four seasons, but it also shows us the dangers. It s critically important this time of year that we spend time focusing on emergency management and doing what we can to prepare for that inevitable winter storm. If you re at all like ... details
  • Nov 5 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 Suburban Park Master Plan. 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 shape decisi... details
  • Oct 22 2018
    Coffee and Conversation with Ferguson Township had an excellent turnout at Dunkin Donuts, 1430 North Atherton Street, on Saturday, October 20. We counted 18 - 20 residents who joined Township Manager Dave Pribulka, Chief of Police Chris Albright, Director of Planning Zoning Ray Stolinas, and Communications Coordinator Diana Griffith for a discussion of current issues and services, including development projects, transportation mobility, traffic safety, and brush and leaf collection. Those... 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. Permanent signs now alert 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 Tadpole Road and a point 0.23 miles west of Tadpole Road on... 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
  • 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 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