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  • Jul 24 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on June 5, 2017, the Board of Supervisors ordained and enacted the 1033 Amendment to Signs and Billboards, Chapter 19 of the Ferguson Township Code of Ordinances. The existing chapter needed to be revised as a result of the United States Supreme Court's decision in Reed vs. The Town of Gilbert, AZ, in 2016, to address its content-neutral sign regulations. The Township Planning Zoning staff are preparing a Frequently Asked Questions fact sheet about the revisions t... details
  • Jul 23 2017
    Thanks to our residents and our state legislators and their representatives for joining Coffee Conversation with Ferguson Township at The Naked Egg Cafe on Friday, July 21. Thanks also to the staff of The Naked Egg for hosting. This informal gathering was an opportunity to meet the Township's new Manager Dave Pribulka and Chief of Police Chris Albright, and join Director of Planning Zoning Raymond Stolinas and Community Communications Coordinator Diana Griffith to offer suggestions,... details
  • Jul 22 2017
    In June, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution committing the Township to immediately begin to develop a strategy to become a net zero greenhouse gas emitter no later than 2050. The Township needs your help to develop this strategy. The specific task assigned to the Climate Action Ad Hoc Board is defined as follows: To develop a strategy that will enable the Township to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as feasible, but no later than 2050, and to e... details
  • Jul 19 2017
    Those who travel Blue Course Drive may have noticed it looks greener. In the spring of 2017 Ferguson Township s tree planting contractor installed 58 additional street trees in the median between West College Avenue and Circleville Road. The trees are a mix of species, including Purple Robe Black Locust, Magnifica Hackberry, Hardy Rubber Tree, Kentucky Coffee Tree, and London Plane. These species were chosen after soil samples were taken for both their overall toughness in urban conditions... details
  • Jul 19 2017
    Placing a mulch ring around your tree is one of the most beneficial things you can do for it. 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 volcanos. 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 rot. It also makes ... details
  • Jul 11 2017
    The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors is seeking a community volunteer for appointment to the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority Board. The application period is open immediately. A public work session will be held with the entire Board of Supervisors to interview applicants, and an appointment will be made at a Regular Meeting in September. Apply to serve on a Ferguson Township Authority, Board or Commission Please submitted completed applications to Township Manager 3... details
  • Jul 10 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on Monday, July 3, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors designated July as Parks and Recreation Month in Ferguson Township. The proclamation reads as follows: WHEREAS, parks and recreation programs are an integral part of communities throughout this country, including Ferguson Township, Centre County; and WHEREAS, our parks and recreation land and programs are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in our communities, ensuring the... details
  • Jul 7 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on Monday, July 3, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors designated September as Ferguson Township Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. The proclamation reads as follows: 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; and WHEREAS, suicide c... details
  • Jul 6 2017
    Curbside Recycling Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) has updated its Red Bin Curbside Recycling Guide for 2017. All paper can now be bagged or bundled together, which means that newspaper no longer needs to be separated. Last year, CCRRA added spiral cans to the list of acceptable items for recycling. Ferguson Township residents have a multitude of ways to recycle throughout the year, including hazardous household materials, old furniture and appliances, electronics such... details
  • Jul 3 2017
    Gas line relocation work is continuing in a work zone that stretches from Park Avenue to Cherry Lane along Atherton Street. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds motorists to use caution as they move through this area. Drivers should be alert for flaggers in the roadway. This work is likely to cause lengthy travel delays. The work is being done in advance of a future PennDOT roadway improvement project. Considerable roadway improvement work will continue in the St... details
  • Jul 1 2017
    Ferguson Township s contractor is creating a northbound left turn lane at the intersection of Valley Vista Drive and Bachman Lane and a right turn lane at Science Park Road and Circleville Road. The construction work that is ongoing at the intersection of Valley Vista Drive and Circleville Road has interrupted the efficient operation of the traffic signals. Once the construction is completed, the signals will return to their fully actuated operation. The Township appreciates the motorists ... details
  • Jun 28 2017
    Ferguson Township residents need to be aware of the first case of oak wilt disease in 2017, confirmed on Cherry Ridge Road. The Township aims to provide you with educational information about oak wilt, and make you aware of the Township's recent actions to stem the spread of the disease. Further mitigation work is planned for the spring of 2017. Oak wilt is a fungus that attacks all species of oak trees, but Red Oak and Pin Oak are the most susceptible. Once infected, an otherwise heal... details
  • Jun 26 2017
    At its Regular Meeting on Monday, June 19, the Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors committed the Township to developing and implementing a strategy to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions no later than 2050. Resolution 2017-14, adopted at the meeting, also commits the Township to becoming a leader in pursuing these goals for the region and the Commonwealth, and to engage other stakeholders in a dialogue to develop courses of action to reduce the impact of human-induced climate change. ... details
  • Jun 8 2017
    Hello, everyone: I was recently selected by the Board of Supervisors to succeed Mark Kunkle as your new Township Manager. I am very proud and honored to have accepted this position, and look forward to serving you for many years to come. My family and I fell in love with Happy Valley from our first day here and are thrilled to be able to grow here along with the community. I moved to Ferguson Township in 2012 to accept a position as Assistant Township Manager, and live in Pennsylvania Furn... details
  • Jun 8 2017
    Trees silently provide numerous benefits, so silently that you may not know how much trees actually do for us. Here are some ways our urban forest in Ferguson Township is beneficial: Oxygen Trees help us breathe. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs enough C02 to offset driving your car for 26,000 miles. That same acre of trees produces enough oxygen to sustain 18 people. Trees also absorb other pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and ozone. Shade Trees keep us cool. Three trees ... details
  • Jun 4 2017
    The rain we're getting is likely to bring new sources of standing water. 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, suc... details
  • 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 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 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 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