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  • May 26 2017
    Staff, friends, family, past and present Ferguson Township Supervisors, fellow local government managers, and many others gathered Thursday, May 25, to honor and thank retired Township Manager Mark Kunkle for his 32 years of service to Ferguson Township. Representatives from the offices of Pa. State Representatives Kerry Benninghoff and H. Scott Conklin, as well as Pa. State Senator Jake Corman, also attended, recognizing Kunkle with a commendation by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ph... details
  • May 26 2017
    Ferguson Township administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. The offices will reopen at 8 am Tuesday, May 30. While the administrative offices will be closed, the Ferguson Township Police Department is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. No trash or recycling will be collected in Ferguson Township on Monday. Advanced Disposal will delay collection by one day. Friday customers will be served on Saturday. The regular trash collection sche... details
  • May 24 2017
    Ferguson Township is a Tree City USA, designated so by the Arbor Day Foundation. Representatives of the Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources presented the honor to Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors President Steve Miller and Supervisor Laura Dininni at the Township's Arbor Day Celebration April 29 in the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden at Tom Tudek Memorial Park. View the 2017 Arbor Day in Ferguson Township Photo Gallery To qualify as a Tree City USA community, F... details
  • May 23 2017
    Ferguson Township has been awarded $80,000 in Green Light-Go funds to install digital radar detection in traffic signals at four intersections. The sole purpose of vehicle detection upgrades is detection sensing the presence of a vehicle stopped at the light to help increase the signal s performance. The new detection system will also benefit the region by providing more reliable travel and detection for bicycles and motorcycles. The radar will not be used to detect traffic violations. ... details
  • May 21 2017
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors at its Regular Meeting on Monday, May 15, proclaimed May 21 - 27 as National Public Works Week in the Township. The week is celebrated by municipalities nationwide. At a cost of about $148.23 per resident, Ferguson Township Public Works Department crews maintain our roadways and shared use paths, provide snow fighting services, curbside brush and leaf collection, stormwater management, and much more. During the week of May 21, we recognize these s... details
  • May 20 2017
    Update: The Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Cooperative Extension Pesticide Education Program has provided Ferguson Township with additional information about controlling mosquito breeding hotspots, as well as packages of Mosquito Dunks, which are reportedly effective in killing mosquito larvae. Dunks may be used in fish habitats or containerized standing water wherever it accumulates near your household, such as flower pots, bird baths, roof gutters, rain barrels and old tires, ... details
  • May 19 2017
    Opportunities for Ferguson Township residents to recycle are abundant. Residents may dispose of hazardous household materials, old furniture and appliances, electronics such as computers and TVs, unused prescription drugs, and yard waste. It's also easy to compost food scraps in your backyard. Residents from 1,066 households in 32 of the county's 35 municipalities participated in Centre County s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program April 28 and 29 at the Centre County Recy... details
  • May 16 2017
    At right, the Official Map of Ferguson Township, last amended in 2008. Below the newest version of Official Map of Ferguson Township, dated May 15, 2017, with an updated layout and map symbols. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors unofficially reviewed and discussed this version of the map at its Regular Meeting Monday, May 15. Ferguson Township s Planning and Zoning Department staff updated the map to reflect suggestions made during the public comment period workshops held last m... details
  • May 15 2017
    Ferguson Township s contractor on Thursday, April 27, began planting 172 new street trees throughout the Township, made up of 35 species in all. The work started in Greenleaf Manor, and will continue in Park Forest, Chestnut Ridge Manor, and Pine Grove Mills. The contractor will replace trees that Township Public Works crews removed last fall, as well as perform some new plantings. Most of those being replaced were ash trees that were killed by Emerald Ash Borer, as well as seven miscellaneou... details
  • May 8 2017
    Every summer, Ferguson Township Police Sgt. Ryan Hendrick serves as squad leader for 12 boys at Camp Cadet, a weeklong experience for kids ages 12 - 15 who are interested in law enforcement. Camps for boys and girls both take place at Camp Blue Diamond. This year's Camp Cadet for Girls is July 30 - August 5. Camp Cadet for Boys is August 6 - 12. View Sgt. Ryan Hendrick's video invite to this supreme challenge The camp is sponsored by every law enforcement agency in Centre County. Hendri... details
  • May 4 2017
    Ferguson Township Police responded to 18 calls related to the severe weather Monday, May 1. Pine Grove Mountain was shut down for a few hours as the result of downed power lines on the road. One man was trapped in his car for two hours until the downed power line on his car was confirmed as depowered.   Sergeants Ryan Hendrick and Devon Moran, Corporal Jeff White, and Officer Kevin Laudenslager handled all the calls.   Our Public Works crews cleared 10 - 12 trees from roadways until 1:30 am ... details
  • Apr 30 2017
    The number of Centre County residents who brought hazardous chemicals for collection on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, was greater than last year, and in an apparent show of thanks for protecting their environment, three bald eagles flew overhead during Friday's event. Residents from 1,066 households in 32 of the county's 35 municipalities participated in Centre County s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program this weekend at the Centre County Recycling Refuse Aut... details
  • Apr 28 2017
    Ferguson Township staff and the Ferguson Township Tree Commission have completed their first five-year tree plan for managing and maintaining the Township s urban forest. Begun in the summer of 2015 and produced by the Tree Commission and Township Arborist, Lance King, the 2017 - 2022 Ferguson Township Tree Plan is necessary to guide the management of the Township s continuously growing urban forest. Completion of the plan comes at a time when the Township is preparing to celebrate Arbor D... details
  • Apr 17 2017
    These beautiful spring days bring 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 outdoors and the warmth of the fire. In the image above, the two on top are recreational fires, the two at the bottom are portable outdoor fireplaces. With respect to... details
  • Apr 12 2017
    Here are the top 10 (most read) stories in your April e-Newsletter: Residents responsible for snow plow damage in Township Right-of-Way Comprehensive guide to recycling in Centre Region Brush and Leaf Collection Guidelines Political signs subject to Ferguson Township Code Public Workshop #1: Why a Township adopts an Official Map Police are seeing an increase in distracted driving and school bus violations Township accepting applications for use of S A Field Ferguson Township ... details
  • Apr 8 2017
    At a cost of about $148.23 per resident, our Ferguson Township Public Works Department crews maintain our roadways and shared use paths, provide snow fighting services, curbside brush and leaf collection, stormwater management, and much more. In 2017, Public Works will continue to provide those services as well as undertake projects to improve traffic flow, pedestrian access and safety. Designing and managing an estimated $3,668,600 in capital projects and equipment, the Public Works Depart... details
  • Apr 8 2017
    If you have sidewalks, landscaped bricks, shrubs, mailboxes, basketball hoops or other items in the Township Right-of-Way (ROW), they could be hit when snow plows are operating in your neighborhood. The ROW is the area that extends beyond the pavement edge. In the Township, ROW can vary from 33 feet on an old state road that the Township took over, to 100-plus feet on Blue Course Drive. A typical residential development ROW is between 50 and 60 feet. It is seldom, if ever, the edge of the pav... details
  • Apr 8 2017
    The Local Services Tax (LST) is a state-initiated wage tax to mostly assist rural communities with fire and emergency services. Many rural communities rely on some form of volunteer workers. The state provided the authority of the local municipalities to implement this tax. If implemented by the municipality, the maximum tax is $52 per year per employee, with an exemption of $12,000. For Ferguson Township, The school district receives the first $5 of the tax and the Township receives... details
  • Apr 7 2017
    Ryan Scanlan has joined the Ferguson Township staff in the newly created position of Assistant Township Engineer. His primary responsibility is capital project management including the design, utility coordination, construction management, and inspection of public projects such as roads, parks, and stormwater facilities. He also assists the Township Engineer Ron Seybert with engineering duties, inspections, reports, plan reviews, preparing construction cost estimates, and traffic studies... details
  • Apr 6 2017
    A reminder to residents: temporary political signs are subject to the following under Ferguson Township Code Signs and Billboards-Chapter 19. Temporary event signs may be erected and maintained for a period not to exceed 30 days prior to the date of which the campaign, drive, activity or event advertised is scheduled to occur and shall be removed within three days of the termination of such campaign, drive, activity or event. Now is the time to begin placing signs, as the general primar... 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
  • Mar 29 2017
    CATA tests zero-emission battery-electric bus Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) tested an Xcelsior XE40 zero-emissions battery-electric bus on loan from bus manufacturer New Flyer for five days from March 13 through March 17. CATA will consider whether to purchase a bus like it in the future. CATA drivers had the opportunity to put the bus into service while it was here. The 40-foot bus is powered with up to 300 kWh of energy (equivalent to 105,000 AA batteries) stored in... details
  • Mar 26 2017
    C-NET is for your community by Cynthia L. Hahn Executive Director, C-NET Congratulations to Ferguson Township on being ranked the 3rd Best Place to Live in Pennsylvania by Niche.com! This ranking confirms what you as Township residents already knew your community is a great place to live. Creating great communities doesn t happen by accident. It takes years of thoughtful planning by devoted elected officials, an excellent professional staff, and engaged residents to contribute to the... details
  • Mar 22 2017
    Based on a recent traffic study conducted by the Ferguson Township Engineer, the Board of Supervisors at its Regular Meeting on Monday, March 20, adopted a new speed limit of 45 mph on Blue Course Drive from West College Avenue to Circleville Road. Public Works crews are changing the signs today, Wednesday, March 22, and setting up variable message signs on both ends of the corridor to alert drivers that the new speed limit is 45 mph. While the 85th percentile speed (commonly known as the ... details
  • Mar 20 2017
    We joined one of our Ferguson Township snow plow operators as he cleared the streets of Pine Grove Mills during the March 10th snowstorm. Our Photo Gallery of Snowfall in Ferguson Township captures the pastoral beauty of our area. Our Photo Gallery of Snow Plowing in Pine Grove Mills: Our view of snow fighting operations from inside the plow. Our Winter Walk through Tom Tudek Memorial Park is a quiet, meditative view of the park in winter, the perfect place to bird watch. Our photo tou... details
  • Mar 20 2017
    Real service to residents happens daily and affects residents lives directly. ~ Ferguson Township Manager Mark Kunkle If you're wondering what it costs to provide public services to you on a daily basis, our 2017 Budget Executive Summary is a good place to look. The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and Township staff are pleased to invite you to review this 35-page document. Divided into sections about the Township's operations, revenues, expenditures, and goals, it's... details
  • Mar 9 2017
    The hydrologic cycle is the path taken by precipitation as it forms in the sky and falls to the earth as raindrops or snowflakes. The rain or snow melt becomes surface runoff to lakes, ponds and streams as well as groundwater infiltration. This stormwater eventually returns to the atmosphere by evaporation or transpiration to complete the cycle. Ferguson Township is obligated to protect stormwater runoff from pollution under its Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Permit. The progra... details
  • Mar 2 2017
    As a result of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert, AZ, in 2016, the Ferguson Township Planning and Zoning staff are revising the existing Signs and Billboards Ordinance to address its content-neutral sign regulations. The Supreme Court decided that municipal sign regulations should adhere to time, place and manner. Content-neutral regulations do not apply to or affect the sign message, or communication on the sign in any way. These regulations do no... details
  • Jul 7 2016
    Senior citizens, widows, widowers, and disabled persons who meet certain income eligibility guidelines and are homeowners may qualify for a property tax rebate program. The State College Area Board of School Directors resolved at its June 13, 2016 meeting to continue the property tax rebate program first approved on May 4, 2015 for the 2015 tax year. The vote demonstrates its willingness to help such individuals for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The district rebate is calculated on the amount ... details