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  • Jun 14 2019
    Note: The North Atherton Street Project Map has been updated, effective June 10, 2019 Centre Region COG General Forum presentation on 2019 Construction Projects in the Centre Region Work will carry through 2019, with phased work zones stretching from Aaron Drive to Park Avenue. Work includes 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 pro... 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
  • Jun 11 2019
    Ferguson Township is sorry to report that our phone system is working intermittently. Calls to our main number, (814) 238-4651, may not go through. We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this matter as soon as possible. If your call does not go through, please use email to contact us. For assistance with specific issues, residents may email Ferguson Township Department Directors and other key staff until the issues are resolved: Chris Albright, Chief of Police, calbright@tw... details
  • Jun 10 2019
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors accepted applications from Township residents for two Board vacancies and will soon begin interviews with the applicants The Board accepted applications for an At-Large position through June 7 and a Ward II position through May 31. The Ward II position is for a term that will begin on the date of appointment and end December 31, 2019. The At-Large position is for a term that will begin on the date of appointment and end December 31, 2021. T... details
  • Jun 10 2019
    Here is a list of important dates for Ferguson Township residents. JULY Monday, July 1 Ferguson Township Brush and Leaf Collection begins Thursday, July 4, Independence Day No Brush and Leaf Collection No Trash and Recycling Collection Both schedules will be delayed by one day Friday, July 19 Coffee Conversation hosted by The Naked Egg Caf AUGUST Tuesday, August 13 Thursday, August 15 Penn State Ag Progress Days Monday, September 2, Labor Day No Brush and Leaf ... details
  • Jun 10 2019
    Ferguson Township has invited the Nittany Mountain Biking Association, Penn State Master Gardeners, and the State College Bird Club to help prepare and present a Songbird Sanctuary master plan to the Board of Supervisors. The 8.99-acre property bounded by Owens Drive and Blue Course Drive was added to the Township Official Map as a natural conservation area in 2006. The Township acquired the property because of its significance as a passive recreation area and for its environmental benefits... details
  • Jun 3 2019
    Photos above: Volunteers at the Ferguson Township Arbor Day celebration on May 5 began preparing the pollinator garden at Songbird Sanctuary Park Thanks to volunteers, Songbird Sanctuary Park on Owens Drive now has a fully planted pollinator garden. To give its plants a good start, the Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club is planning a series of weeding sessions over the summer. Volunteers are needed and appreciated, and encouraged to bring friends and neighbors. The f... details
  • May 30 2019
    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 to a pollinator friendly habitat. The current vegetation mix of traditional turf grass, thistle, and other unwanted species will be removed and the basin will be planted with two different pollinator seed mixes. This work will begin in the coming weeks. In the Fall of 2019, trees and shrub... 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 23 2019
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors recognized the Suburban Park Steering Committee's work before the May 20 meeting at which they approved the park's revised master plan. At its Regular Meeting on May 20, 2019, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 2019-15 to approve a revised master plan for the 13.75 acre Suburban Park in the Overlook Heights neighborhood. The resolution noted that the Township engaged a consultant, YSM Landscape Archi... 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
  • May 16 2019
    Motorists traveling through Ferguson Township will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign on Route 26 between the Huntingdon County line and Kepler Road. The sign will aid in curbing speeding, a common type of aggressive driving. The sign faces northbound traffic and uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle speeds are then posted on the li... details
  • May 13 2019
    Visitors to Greenbriar-Saybrook Park can walk the path to the wooded area and find a memorial dedicated to Major Michael E. Weston, 37, a DEA special agent who died in a helicopter crash on assignment in western Afghanistan in 2009. A graduate of State College Area High School, he is survived by family members in State College. Learn more This beautiful setting for Major Weston s memorial features a stone as well as two benches engraved with these quotes: In valor there is hope. ... details
  • May 9 2019
    Ferguson Township is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Planning and Zoning. Qualified candidates should possess a master s degree and three (3) years of progressive responsibility in urban and/or regional planning or a related field in Pennsylvania, OR a bachelor s degree with a minimum of five (5) years of experience working in planning or related field in Pennsylvania, OR a combination of these qualifications. Experience may be substituted for education at the discretion o... details
  • May 9 2019
    Thanks to everyone who supported the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust through Centre Foundation's annual Centre Gives campaign May 7 - 8. Because of your generosity, the campaign raised $1,125 for the Trust. This dedicated 501(3)c charitable trust fund established in June 1993 and managed by trustees of Tudek Park assists with capital expenditures that include improvements to paths, the rental house, and dog park, as well as maintenance costs of the butterfly garden, and horse barn. This fu... details
  • May 6 2019
    Our Public Works crew has a new tool in its arsenal of collection equipment: the JCB Hydradig 110W. JCB calls this excavator a wheeled tool carrier. The engine, transmission and tanks are in the chassis rather than the upper structure a safety feature that allows the driver to see all four wheels from inside the cab. Its design also makes the machine more stable because it has a lower center of gravity. Like the Department s Petersen Rear Steer Grappler, the equipment was partially funded by ... details
  • May 1 2019
    Ferguson Township is among the recipients of a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) grant for clean vehicle projects throughout the state. The Township has been awarded a $7,500 grant to acquire an all-electric vehicle from the DEP Alternative Fuels Incentive Grants (AFIG) program, which supports the replacement of natural gas vehicles as well as the installation of a charging station. The award was the maximum amount the program grants for an electric vehicle (EV) acq... details
  • Apr 25 2019
    Thanks to our residents who joined us for Coffee Conversation on Saturday, April 20 at Giant Food Store, Northland Center, especially on Easter weekend. We appreciated your bringing your suggestions and comments to the gathering, and for giving us the opportunity to follow up on your concerns. Residents expressed concerns specific to their neighborhoods, including ordinance issues such as maintenance of yards and trees, as well as safety on our shared use paths. This Coffee Conver... details
  • Apr 19 2019
    This National Citizen Survey map shows the distribution of surveys that were mailed to Township residents at large and by ward Last month, 1,700 Township residents selected at random received the National Citizen Survey to rate their quality of life in Ferguson Township. The survey is available online through Thursday, May 2, so that all Township residents can complete the survey. This link is only for residents who did not receive a survey by mail: details
  • Apr 14 2019
    2018 photo of a grass height violation in Ferguson Township Ferguson Township Ordinance Officer Stacey Mayes wants to remind residents about some of the ordinance issues that come up during the warmer months: Chapter 2: Animals Unlawful to Allow Animals to Run at Large Part 2 Curbing please clean up any dog feces on both public and private property. Learn more about curbing pets Chapter 10: Health and Safety Part 1: Turf Grass, Weeds and Other Vegetation 101 The seaso... details
  • Apr 13 2019
    At its Regular Meeting on April 1, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors proclaimed Sunday, May 5, 2019, as Ferguson Township Arbor Day. The supervisors urge all citizens to celebrate and support efforts to protect trees and woodlands in our community. Residents are invited to an Arbor Day and Pollinator Garden Planting from 10 am to 2 pm Sunday, May 5 at Songbird Sanctuary, on Owens Drive. The site is being developed as a passive recreation area. 2019 Arbor Day Proclamation H... 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
  • Mar 20 2019
    Motorists traveling on North Atherton Street will be reminded to obey the posted speed limit of 25 miles per hour, in place because of the ongoing construction project. PennDOT has announced the placement of a radar-controlled speed display sign between Cherry Lane and Hillcrest Avenue. The sign is a reminder to motorists to slow down and curb speeding, a common type of aggressive driving. The sign faces eastbound traffic and uses radar to determine the speeds of oncoming traffic. Vehicle s... 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