Parks & Recreation
Tuesday, February 16 2016
February 16, 2016
ATTENDING: Kevin Murray, Chairman; Ed Goltz, Vice-Chairman; Desra Keenan, Secretary; Steve Zimmerman; Jackie Tallon, Township Manager; and, Lois Reitnour, Administrative Assistant
IN ATTENDANCE: Tracy Tackett, Township Planner; Jonathan Sell, 626 Fagleysville Road
Meeting was brought to order at 7:00 PM.
Kevin introduced Mr. Jonathan Sell, 626 Fagleysville Road, as expressing interest in becoming a member of the Parks & Recreation Board.
Kevin, for the benefit of Mr. Sell, gave an overview of what the Parks Board does, future goals and the main events sponsored by the Parks Board during the year.
Mr. Sell remained for the meeting.
Swamp Creek Stomp – April 2, 2016
Kevin contacted the representative from Second Wind to clarify exact services provided. Second Wind will handle walk-up registrations day of the race not the preregistrations. Parks Board will handle the preregistrations.
Other items under discussion:
- Bibs – Order custom color bibs from Second Wind.
- Trophies and Medals – Steve reported on quote from Bridgeport Trophies. Kevin presented samples of medals from a local company in Schwenksville, West Art. Kevin will obtain additional information from West Art. Use of colored ribbons for medals a possibility. Order 25 additional Kids Run medals. Check into ribbons with year imprinted for kids.
- Kevin to contact Pretzel City regarding race promotion.
- Endurance Expo in Oaks – Kevin will get forms to vendors.
- Food needs for race were discussed.
- February 28, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. – trail check and clean up.
Tree Vitalize – Bare Root Tree Order
Ms. Tackett informed that the Township has requested the purchase of 12 trees. One of the challenges with this application is that you need two (2) tree tenders on the planting team and the tenders need to attend a training seminar. Training seminar is scheduled for March 30th, April 6th and 13th, 2016 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at the Spring City Elementary School located on Wall Street. Tree Tender Team will be Tracy and Rob Keenan if Mr. Keenan attends the seminars.
Ms. Tackett will ask the coordinator from Phoenixville to pick up the township’s trees along with theirs on the designated day. Road crew will coordinate tree pick up day and time with Phoenixville Borough. Parks Board will need to plan out locations for planting and a volunteer day to plant trees. Tentative scheduled date for planting is May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm.
DCNR Grant for Dog Park
Ms. Tackett congratulated the Parks Board on the receipt of the DCNR Grant. Ms. Tallon presented the official letter to the Board. Ms. Tackett reviewed the estimate of probable construction cost breakdown that was prepared for the Grant.
PECO Green Region Open Space Grant
Ms. Tackett explained the PECO Grant and inquired if the Parks Board had any interest in applying. Following discussion of the explained uses of the Grant, the Board agreed that applying for the Grant would be beneficial. Board authorized Ms. Tackett to proceed with the Grant application.
Ms. Tallon stated that Resolution No. 2016-05 - Authorizing Application to 2016 PECO Green Region Open Space Program for the UFT Dog Park Projectwas approved by the Board of Supervisors.
Kevin thanked Ms. Tackett for all the work she put forth towards the grant applications. Ms. Tackett exited the meeting.
On Your Park, Get Set, Go
Kevin will be attending an introductory meeting on March 3, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:30 for the “On Your Park, Get Set, Go” contest.
Multi-Park Board Summit
Upper Salford Township will again be hosting the 8th annual Multi-Park Board Summit on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Park Board members will be attending and are confirmed.
Following no other items to be discussed, Kevin inquired of Mr. Sell if he had any questions and interest in becoming a Parks & Recreation Board member. Mr. Sell replied affirmative. Ms. Tallon requested that Mr. Sell submit a letter to the Board of Supervisors expressing his interest in the Parks Board and a little information on his background. Upon no objection to Mr. Sell’s appointment, Mr. Sell will be appointed at the March 10, 2016, Board of Supervisors meeting, to the Parks & Recreation Board. Ms. Tallon invited Mr. Sell to attend the Board of Supervisors meeting.
The next Parks Board meeting will be held on March 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM.
The March 10, 2016 Board of Supervisors Meeting will be attended by Kevin and Ed.
Kevin motioned and Ed seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 pm. Motion was approved by all.