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3-23-16 Minutes

Recreation & Parks Board
3-23-16 Minutes

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RECREATION AND PARKS BOARD:                            LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP

REGULAR MEETING                                                       MARCH 23, 2016

The following were in ATTENDANCE:

BOARD MEMBERS TOWNSHIP PERSONNEL
Susan Parry, Vice Chairman Donna Paul, Township Representative
Richard Grove, Secretary Julie Echterling, Recording Secretary
Scott Duncanson  
ABSENT:  
Greg Mahon, Chairman  
Bob Pelles  
James Kaiser  
Carolyn Kohr  

Ms. Parry called the March 23, 2016 Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board to order at 7:07 pm.

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

Highland Estates

There were no public comments.

LIAISON REPORT – COMMISSIONER YOUNG:

Commissioner Young was not present at the meeting and there was no liaison report. 

RECREATION AND PARKS STAFF REPORT/ACTIVITIES REPORT:

Mrs. Paul discussed the following activities from her monthly memo: 

  • Concession stand at Pete’s Field – new plumbing in the floor will be completed soon.
  • Yellow Breeches Park – New signage and the park was reopened.
  • Restrooms at the LACP concession stand area will be receiving new urinals with automatic flush and automatic door locks.
  • Trinity baseball and softball teams are using the ball fields at Wass Park.
  • Lacrosse group is using the fields at LACP.

Mrs. Paul stated the following tasks were worked on/completed in January:

  • Constructed small shed for Wass Park, field #2.
  • Replaced hand rail at the Soccer office at LACP.
  • Assembling of new park picnic tables.
  • Playground equipment is being painted and repaired.

OLD BUSINESS

Egg Hunt

Mrs. Paul discussed the Egg Hunt.  She thought it went well and was well attended.  She stated there were plenty of goody bags and the timing went well.  Ms. Parry talked about getting another megaphone as it caused her pain again this year.    Mrs. Paul spoke about the great job Mr. Duncanson did as the Easter Bunny.  Discussion ensued.  The Board thanked Mrs. Paul for all her hard work on the hunt.

Gardeners Gathering

Ms. Parry thanked Donna for putting together the flyer for the Gardeners Gathering event.  She stated they won’t need donations from PA American Water this year.  Mrs. Paul handed out the donation letters for the Board members.  Ms. Parry will go to Highland Gardens.  She stated she is off Friday before the Gardeners Gathering event and can help pick up donations if necessary.  Mrs. Paul will bring the snacks and Ms. Parry will handle the drinks and condiments.  Ms. Parry asked everyone to be at the Barn by 9am.

Mrs. Paul spoke about the surveys turned in last year.  Some of the suggestions provided included:  rain barrel, best way to exterminate invasive weeds, native plants, flowers, butterfly gardens, and information on wildlife.  She read a suggestion from an attendee last year about a different way to approach the plant swap.

Ms. Parry will confirm the 10:00am session of Ask the Experts.  She stated Jon Schach, who is conducting a presentation on pruning young and small trees, would like to sell a guide book with easy to understand directions on how to prune trees in any landscape at the event. She will send an email to Mr. Vernau about him selling the books.  Mrs. Paul will ask Mr. Chianos if there are any trees that they could prune at LACP near the barn as part of the presentation.  Discussion ensued.

NEW BUSINESS

No new business was discussed.

ADJOURN

The Regular Meeting of the Recreation and Parks Board adjourned at 7:41 pm. 

Next meeting is Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 pm.