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Parks & Recreation
Tuesday, April 19 2016

Meeting Minutes

April 19, 2016


ATTENDING:   Kevin Murray, Chairman; Desra Keenan, Secretary; Steve  Zimmerman; Jon Sell;                  Jackie Tallon, Township Manager; and, Lois Reitnour, Administrative Assistant



Meeting was brought to order by the Chairman at 7:00 PM.





Swamp Creek Stomp – April 2, 2016

Kevin stated that it was another successful event.  Income from event, before expenses, $7,096.66.  Updated balance sheet will be provided following submission of all receipts.  Ms. Tallon presented a write-up for the Township Newsletter.  Winners and other photos will also be included in the newsletter.  Total registrations were 203 down from last year.  However, there was more positive feedback than any previous run.  Kevin thanked everyone for all their help. 


Desra informed that many of the winner’s medals were not picked up at the run.  List of names and addresses will be obtained and medals will be mailed to recipient.  There are also medals left for categories that there were no entries.  All left over medals can be used for next year. 


Sponsor thank you letters to be sent.


Tree Vitalize – Bare Root Tree Order

Ms. Tallon informed that the Public Works Department will be digging holes for the trees on Wednesday, April 20th.  Group planting of the trees will be on Thursday, April 21st after 4:00 PM.  Mulch and water will be provided.  Ms. Tackett will be assisting and doing full documentation.


DCNR Grant for Dog Park

Ms. Tallon stated that the application has been approved.  Guidelines were reviewed and discussed.  Ms. Tallon provided a letter received from the Goschenhoppen’s requesting a pedestrian gate be installed in the fence along Hildebeidel Road across from the driveway to the barn and food concession.  Request was discussed.  Board decision was to contact the Goschenhoppen’s and inform that the cost of the additional gate was not included in the Grant monies.  If their organization is willing to pay the cost for the addition of the requested gate, it would be considered.  The letter was addressed to Mr. Rakowski, therefore, the Board’s recommendation will be passed on to him.


PECO Green Region Open Space Grant

Ms. Tallon stated that no new information has been received.


On Your Park, Get Set, Go - Contest

Kevin registered the Township for the contest.  Copy of application was given to Ms. Tallon.  There is an activity idea meeting scheduled May 3, 2016 which Kevin will be attending.  Possible activity will be discussed at the May 17, 2016, Parks & Recreation Board meeting.





Flea Market and Craft Sale – June 4, 2016 – 7:30 to 12:00

Discussion on allowing product vendors at Flea Market.  Board decision was to allow.  Desra will advertise.





Community Day – September 24, 2016

Shred One Truck, Slapshot, What Knott Farm and French Fry vendor have been booked. 


Contacts to be made:

  • Kevin will contact Mobil Inflatable (rock climbing, bungee trampoline and moon bounce). 
  • Face Painter
  • Clown (Sassafras)
  • Angles on Wheels





The next Parks Board meeting will be held on May 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM. 

The May 12, 2016 Board of Supervisors Meeting will be attended by Jon.

Representative Toepel will be attending the May 12, 2016, Board of Supervisors meeting.

Memorial Day Roll of Honor dedication.




Kevin motioned and Steve seconded to adjourn the meeting at 8:22 pm.   Motion was approved by all. 

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