Recreation and Parks Board
RECREATION AND PARKS BOARD: LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP
REGULAR MEETING APRIL 24, 2019
The following were in ATTENDANCE:
BOARD MEMBERS TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
Greg Mahon, Chairman Wendy Hayden, Township Representative
Susan Parry, Vice Chairman Julie Echterling, Recording Secretary
Richard Grove, Secretary
Mr. Mahon called the April 24, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board to order at 7:00 pm.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Mr. DUNCANSON made a motion to approve the minutes from the March 27, 2019 meeting. Mr. PELLES seconded the motion. Motion carried 6-0.
There were no public comments. Mrs. Hayden stated the water is turned on and the restrooms are open. The new bleachers have been installed at each field.
LIAISON REPORT – COMMISSIONER HOLTZMAN
Commissioner Holtzman was unable to attend the meeting.
RECREATION AND PARKS STAFF- REPORT/ACTIVITIES REPORT
Mrs. Hayden discussed the following Park Operational Staff Report:
Parks personnel replaced rotting boards on both walking bridges, on the Beacon Hill-Allendale trail. Pot holes and turf repair, were fixed, at the Creek Wood Park parking area.
- The Board discussed using Trex for the bridges which lasts longer, but is more expensive, and is being approved in some DCNR grants.
Tree trimming and wood chipping are ongoing at all parks.
Tom Stambaugh, Parks Superintendent, will be attending the regular meeting in July.
Mrs. Hayden discussed the following Activities:
The Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday, April 13th. There were approximately 215 children in attendance. After counting the remaining goody bags, she could see that the most attended age group was the 4-6 years old, with 100 kids. There were 50 small tikes, up to 3 years old, and approximately 65 children for the 7-10 years old group. It was a beautiful morning, and there were about 80 different events going on in the surrounding areas on that date. The event was a success with no problems being reported. A big thank you to Scott Duncanson for stepping up to be the Easter Bunny and to the Recreation Board members in attendance during the vent.
West Shore School District will be parking their Book-Mobile at the LACP Barn parking lot from 9am to 10am on Wednesday, July 3rd. The public is encouraged to stop in and purchase books.
Mr. Mahon asked about the concerns expressed by a resident about the dog park, at the prior meeting. Mrs. Hayden stated that Park Personnel randomly spoke to numerous people using the dog park and no one expressed his concern about moving the dog park entrance gate.
Bike Committee Update
Mr. Angelo spoke about the last Committee meeting. They are collecting data and are working on sidewalk improvements and connecting neighborhoods. The next meeting is May 29th, and anyone can attend. The consultants spoke about another municipality that had a trails committee. Once the consultants are done with their report, it will be up to the Committee and Township to move those prioritized ideas.
Gardeners Gathering-April 27th
Mrs. Hayden will take care of the refreshments and setting up everything. There are two sessions with Mrs. Davis and Greg Black leading them. Mr. Mahon, Mr. Grove and Ms. Parry will be there to help. Ms. Parry will do the plant swap. Everyone should be at the barn at 9:30 am.
Summer Park Tours
Mrs. Hayden gave all attending Board members a list of the park tours and times. Ms. Parry will not at the May tour.
The Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board adjourned at 7:25 pm.
Next meeting is Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm for the park tours.