Recreation and Parks Board
RECREATION AND PARKS BOARD: LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP
REGULAR MEETING: SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
The following were in ATTENDANCE:
BOARD MEMBERS: TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL:
Greg Mahon, Chairman Wendy Hayden, Township Representative
Susan Parry, Vice Chairman Tina Thomas, Recording Secretary
Richard Grove, Secretary
Mr. Mahon called the September 25, 2019 Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board to order at 7:02 pm.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. GROVE moved to approve the minutes from the August 28, 2019 meeting. Mr. PELLES seconded the motion. Motion carried 5-0.
PUBLIC COMMENT: LOWER ALLEN COMMUNITY PARK
No one from the public is present to comment. Mrs. Hayden reported the following information on LACP:
- A few dead trees were removed, by the park entrance and Barn area. Early in the month, a huge limb came down and damaged one of the storage sheds, beside the Barn. The Parks Superintendent had contractors come in and evaluate the trees. It was found that most of the huge trees around the barn were dying. Contractors cut down the dying trees, and removed the stumps. They are deciding what to plant in place of the trees.
- The Upper pavilion roof was replaced during the month. The LACP Parks crew tore off the old shingles and rotted boards, and prepped it for the contractors to install the new roof.
- There are several big projects scheduled at the Barn. Installation of a new 35 foot flag pole, replacing the old 18 foot pole, which may be repurposed at another park. It will have a light shining on it. Replacement of the upper room handicapped, exterior door and deck boards (Lisburn Rd. side).
LIASON REPORT – COMMISSIONER HOLTZMAN
Commissioner Holtzman is absent so there is no liaison report.
RECREATION AND PARKS STAFF REPORT
Mrs. Hayden provided the following Parks Operation Staff update:
- Regular park maintenance, including mowing and wood chipping, is ongoing.
- The Board of Commissioners tabled the approval of the Fun Fort contract with Century Engineering. They are awaiting clarification on a phrase in the contract having to do with limits of liability.
- The Board of Commissioners voted to hold onto the $25,000 that was intended for developing Windsor Park. The money will be used for parks in 2020.
- The request from Shentel (Sprint) to place a cell tower on the Beacon Hill Radar Site was withdrawn by the company who placed it. They will continue to look for a more suitable site that meets their needs.
Mrs. Hayden provided the following Activities update:
- Several Eagle Scout projects were wrapped up this month:
- Nathan Abdelmalek finished Kiosks at Highland Estates and Pete’s Field
- Marcus Walko completed tree planting and bird/bat house installation at Cedar Spring Run
- Wyatt Paulus completed tree planting at LACP with Douglas Firs by the tree line of the Upper Pavilion/soccer field.
- David Otteson will start construction soon on the Gaga Pit at Highland Park playground. He hopes to have if completed by the end of October.
- The Pedestrian/Bike Study was presented to the Board of Commissioners at their last meeting.
- Mahon discussed the Park Tour Prioritization letter, he has written, for this year’s Budget discussions. Mr. Duncanson would like to see improvement made to the Yellow Breeches water access for boats. Installation of water fountains at Pete’s Field and Highland Estates was also suggested again. Mr. Grove stated that this has been suggested by residents who use the parks. Recycling containers were also discussed as a possible suggestion.
- Mahon spoke about an upcoming meeting that is scheduled for October 19th with Josh LeValley to start laying out plans for the disc golf course.
The Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board adjourned at 7:30 pm.
Next meeting is Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm.