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  • Jun 22 2018
    Last October, Ferguson Township resident Jennifer Black reached out to the Township about donating a Little Free Library to install at Tom Tudek Memorial Park. I'm doing the project in honor of my mother who passed away 10 years ago, was a teacher and passionate about education, she wrote. Little Free Library s mission is Take a Book. Share a Book. Readers around the country are helping to place little free libraries where they can make a difference in people s lives. The Lit... details
  • Jun 21 2018
    Beginning Wednesday or Thursday of next week, motorists can anticipate lane closures and delays in work zones on five Ferguson Township roads. Recon Construction will perform cold-in-place recycling on the following roads: 1. Tadpole Road between Whitehall Road and Gatesburg Road 2. Gatesburg Road between Scotia Range Road to 1400 Gatesburg Road 3. Pine Hall Road between Science Park Road and Science Park Court 4. East Chestnut from South Water Street to Mountain Stone Road 5. Sycamore... details
  • Jun 21 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. Flaggers may be present in the... details
  • Jun 18 2018
    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 15 2018
    Community volunteers on Saturday, June 16 further helped to establish a pollinator plot at Songbird Sanctuary by covering the ground with cardboard. The park is in development on Owens Drive. Meghan Hoskins of the Ferguson Township Elementary Environmental Club led the effort. Volunteers began this project during Ferguson Township's Arbor Day celebration on April 28. The Township Public Works Department has delivered compost to the site as well. See photo galleries below To volu... details
  • Jun 7 2018
    We are proud of our trees in Ferguson Township. Did you know we own and manage more than 4,000 street trees as well as trees in Township-owned parks? If you remember the story The Giving Tree, a tree sacrificed her apples, branches, and trunk to a boy who kept taking from the tree until all she had left to give was a stump to sit on when he grew old. Our trees are all giving trees, too, but without those sacrifices. Because they give so much to our residents oxygen to help us breathe... details
  • Jun 5 2018
    Ferguson Township congratulates the Borough of State College on being recognized as a Platinum Certified Sustainable Municipality the highest performance level that can be achieved through the Sustainable Pennsylvania Community Certification Program. The honor was announced today as the Pennsylvania Municipal League's Sustainability Conference is convening. Municipal leaders from around the state including Ferguson Township Manager David Pribulka are discussing ways to improve loca... details
  • Jun 5 2018
    Ferguson Township has completed its stormwater user fee feasibility study. The Township s consultant Elizabeth Treadway of Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Gannett Fleming presented the study findings at the Regular Meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, May 21, 2018. Now that Phase 1 of the project is complete, the Board has directed Ferguson Township staff to obtain a scope and price proposal for Phase 2, which outlines next steps for implementing a stormwater user f... details
  • May 31 2018
    Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) General Manager Louwana Oliva and staff have dedicated their new Administration Maintenance Building to John C. Spychalski, a Ferguson Township resident who has devoted his professional career to the advancement of public transportation. CATA announced the recognition at an open house and formal dedication ceremony for the facility on Wednesday, May 23. Spychalski helped to build the Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) from the grou... details
  • May 29 2018
    The 2018 Centre County West Nile Virus (WNV) Surveillance and Control season is underway. Through September 30, the Surveillance and Control program will trap adult mosquitoes in populated areas of the County and ship them to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) in Harrisburg, where they will be identified by species. The adult species capable of transmitting WNV will be tested for the virus. *To date this year, 83 mosquito samples have been collected, five (5) have... details
  • May 25 2018
    Ferguson Township invites you to enjoy our parks in particular, the new playground equipment at Haymarket Park, 1631 Bristol Avenue, which features covered treehouses, a slide and tunnel, a T-swing, spring animal, and a nature sounds alcove. A new surface has been installed beneath the equipment. Learn about all of Ferguson Township's parks Photo Gallery Haymarket Park Amenities ... details
  • May 23 2018
    Ferguson Township Public Works Department When severe weather struck our region on the 1st of May in 2017, Ferguson Township Police and Public Works crews immediately responded to residents in need. Police responded to 18 calls, including a man trapped in his car under a downed power line. Our Public Works crews cleared 10 - 12 trees from roadways until 1:30 the following morning -- returning at 6:30 am to continue clean-up operations and ensure that all Ferguson Township roads were ... details
  • May 18 2018
    During National Police Week, we honored the Ferguson Township Police Department s initiatives and achievements. The FTPD is the first municipal police department in the Centre Region to install both body and vehicle cameras. Training has begun and the cameras will be in operation by the end of May. Learn more May 24 will mark the one-year anniversary of the department s accreditation by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission. The department will renew its accreditatio... details
  • May 11 2018
    Thanks for supporting Tudek Park through Centre Gives! If you supported the Tom Tudek Memorial Park Trust through Centre Gives May 8 - 9, you were among 18 unique donors who helped us raise a total of $1,004 during Centre Foundation's 36-hour annual fundraising campaign. The Trust will invest the money in landscaping and maintenance of the park. Tom Tudek Memorial Park brings people together on shared walking and biking paths, on playgrounds and ballfields, in community garden... details
  • May 8 2018
    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 13 counties, including all of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Carbon, Delawar... details
  • May 3 2018
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors and staff are pleased to present the 2018 Budget Executive Summary for your review. This guide to the Township's operations, revenues,and expenditures shows how your tax dollars are allocated and how spending has changed over the years. View the 2018 Budget Executive Summary Please Note: Table of Contents features clickable links to relevant pages. ... 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
  • Apr 21 2018
    Have a question about anything in the Township? Ask Faye, Ferguson Township's longtime receptionist who answers your calls to the Township office. You'll find the answers to many questions on our updated Frequently Asked Questions page. We've answered one of the top 10 questions below. Let us know if you need help finding an answer to your question. You can contact us during regular business hours at (814) 238-4651 or email us. Faye's Top 10 Questions 1. What should... details
  • Apr 15 2018
    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. Please make sure your brush and leaves stay in front of your own property not on someone else s pro... details
  • Apr 12 2018
    Ferguson Township s 2017 Budget Executive Summary has earned one of the 2018 Governor s Awards for Local Government Excellence. The project was determined to exemplify the theme of Fiscal Accountability and Best Management Practices. Township Manager David Pribulka accepted the award on behalf of the Township April 11 at the Local Government Day Awards Ceremony held at the Governor s Residence in Harrisburg. Ferguson Township Supervisors Sara Carlson and Laura Dininni, Finance Directo... details
  • Apr 11 2018
    New residents of Ferguson Township, or those who may be planning to relocate here, are invited to consult the Township's newly updated Welcome to Your Community! guide to resources in our community. The 2018 edition has seven additional pages. Available to view online, with clickable links to helpful resources, the 29-page guide provides the following: Key characteristics of the Township at a glance, including location, size, population and demographic details Contact informatio... details
  • Feb 20 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. Upcoming Events Household Hazardous Waste Collection, April 27 - 28 Bulk Waste Collection Week, May 7 - 11 and October 15 - 19 Amy Schirf of CCRRA offers these five recycling reminders -- ... 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 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 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