Charlestown Township Parks & Recreation Board
The June minutes were approved.
A big thank you to the volunteers that contacted Mr. Lawrence last month. For two days they scrapped and painted benches, mulched trees, and weeded, it looks great. There is a tree that needs staking, planted by the volunteers.
An Eagle scout is walking the park with the list of projects to decide what he would like to tackle. Lastly, Mr. Beyer is to contact Mr. Jorgenson or Mr. Hubbard to see if the trash is increasing to gauge how often the Park is being used.
Mr. Beyer portrayed pictures of the disappearing McDevitt Trail. Charlestown Landscaping will be doing some work there and the PR Board should expect an invoice. The utility line area has become undiscernible and the entrance has a large tree across the path. Weed whacking a 3-4’ path will need to be done by Mr. Beyer or Charlestown Landscaping. The Pickering Trail was recently cleared with a chain saw and Mr. Beyer is going to walk it. He will contact Ms. Beyer for an update and also Mr. Quay about the new trail blaze. Mr. Beyer asked everyone to walk the trails since it is July and the Board is getting a late start.
The Horseshoe Trail is getting overgrown (not maintained by Charlestown Township). Mr. Lawrence is going to contact Davey Tree about the Spotted Lanternflies seen in abundance near the Horseshoe Trailhead.
Dog waste continues to be a problem. The cows on the farm get sick if it gets spread when the farmer mows over it, but dog walkers are not placing used bags in the receptacle or using bags at all.
Tonight, they are listening to a discussion regarding edible weeds.
Mr. Lawrence talked with GoFox reps about Movie night and they have decided to use the parking area at the CAT Pickering Campus in Phoenixville. Members discussed the costs of the screen, movie rights, staff, portable restrooms, and use of short throw FM for the audio. Hopefully, local businesses advertising before the movie will pay for some of the costs. Mr. Lawrence will follow up with Mrs. Csete and the movie night contacts.
A September Park cleanup and Art Contest are also in the planning stages, with Mr. Mount advertising again in social media. Particulars were discussed for an art and photo contest. Mr. Lawrence suggested emailing each other with ideas.
Adjournment was at 8:20 p.m.