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  • Aug 16 2019
    Note: The North Atherton Street Project Map has been updated, effective June 10, 2019 Motorists can expect the following August 19 - 23. Note, updated information is in boldface: West Aaron Drive to Park Avenue entire length of project: With Penn State football season fast approaching, PennDOT encourages drivers to check roadway conditions before heading out. Visit www.511PA or www.penndot.gov/AthertonStreet for up-to-date delays and/or restrictions. No additional lane c... details
  • Aug 9 2019
    Nearly all residents who participated in The National Citizen Survey for Ferguson Township rated our quality of life as excellent or good. This was the finding of the Community Livable Report prepared by the National Research Center (NRC), based on National Citizen Survey data. NRC Senior Research Analyst Jade Arocha presented the survey findings to the FergusonTownship Board of Supervisors at its Regular Meeting on August 5. The Community Livability Report provided the opinions of a represe... details
  • Aug 9 2019
    At its Regular Meeting on August 5, 2019, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as 2019 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Ferguson Township Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month Proclamation WHEREAS, suicide is the tenth leading cause of all deaths in the United States; and WHEREAS, in the United States, one person commits suicide every thirteen minutes; and WHEREAS, nearly five million people in the United States have lost a loved one to suicide; ... details
  • Aug 8 2019
    Ferguson Township expects a redesign of our website to go live in September. The redesign will make the most wanted information available on our home page, with buttons that link to agendas, staying informed, our staff directory and hours, our Code of Ordinances, getting involved in the Township, and regional services. In addition, the home page will link directly to our calendar, Township news stories, our social media, Ferguson Township Police news, Public Works, and the Tax Office. O... details
  • Jul 26 2019
    Ferguson Township is completing a major update to both its Zoning and Subdivision and Land Development (SALDO) ordinances. The Township has been working with Environmental Planning and Design (EPD) in Pittsburgh to coordinate the updates. You'll find the latest drafts for these updates below: Draft Zoning Ordinance_July 19, 2019 Draft Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance_July 19, 2019 Draft Zoning Map_changes reflected in draft Zoning Ordinance The 45-day public review... details
  • Jul 25 2019
    Knock on wood, Ferguson Township has no incidents of oak wilt disease to date this year. Preventive efforts seem to be working. With prevention in mind, Township Arborist Lance King reminds residents not to prune oak trees during this growing season through October 31. How the Township is reducing the risk It is illegal to trim oak trees in Ferguson Township between April 1 and October 31 without a free permit. The Township put this limitation into place to reduce the risk and spread of oak... details
  • Jul 24 2019
    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 invaded since it was identified in Berks County in 2014. To date, the quarantine is in effect in 14 counties, including all of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, L... details
  • Jul 23 2019
    Thanks to the more than 20 residents who joined us for Coffee Conversation on Friday, July 19, at The Naked Egg Cafe in Pine Grove Mills. We appreciated your bringing your suggestions and comments to the gathering, and for giving us the opportunity to hear your concerns about water, roads, access to library services, the energy crisis, the opioid crisis, and the Pine Grove Mills Small Area Plan. This Coffee Conversation was an opportunity to meet with Ferguson Township Manager David P... details
  • Jul 22 2019
    AUGUST Tuesday, August 13 Thursday, August 15 Penn State Ag Progress Days SEPTEMBER Monday, September 2, Labor Day No Brush and Leaf Collection No Trash and Recycling Collection Both schedules will be delayed by one day Tuesday, September 3 Brush and Leaf Collection Community Calendar ... details
  • Jul 19 2019
    An ad hoc committee that is creating a master plan for Songbird Sanctuary Park organized and led two public meetings for discussion. The committee welcomed a combined total of 20 or more residents July 10 and 20 at the cul-de-sac on Owens Drive. This passive recreation area and pollinator garden is located behind The Waffle Shop on West College Avenue. Ferguson Township also invited residents to complete an online survey to identify and prioritize their hopes for the park. The commi... 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 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 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
  • 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