CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
The January minutes were approved.
Earth Day is Saturday April 9th, and the rain date is April 23rd. Volunteers are to call the Township Office in regards to locations and assignments.
There will be a design charrette meeting for the basin beautification project. Come ready to dream and draw. The meeting is at the Great Valley Middle School on March 1st at 7 p.m.
There was no update from Mr. Lawrence. Below is a review of a presentation at the February Board of Supervisors Meeting:
Reps from TMAAC and the DVRPC stated that the Township will receive a list of involved Trail entities and what roles they recommend each take. The steering committee also discussed usage, placement, and where it branches off or connects to the Chester Valley Trail. June 2022 will be when the group’s recommendation is finalized. Discussion points:
Many grants are being reviewed. Next Mr. Meisel and Mr. Phelps will recommend what group should lead the project or what entity needs to be formed. Then construction estimates, finding funding, and arriving at an amount, will be the new set of goals.
The Charlestown Park flagpole and deteriorating garbage bins are being replaced. Finishing work will soon begin on restrooms. Mr. Longua has had no response from Charlestown Landscaping on the memorial tree. There is a yoga walk being discussed that would alternate between Brightside and Charlestown Park.
Ms. Underhill said the kiosk at Brightside has an outdated newsletter and Mr. Hubbard will take care of it. She believes the time to remediate the Johnson grass is coming soon. She requested an update on the Brightside wildlife diversity plan. Mr. Mount stated that the EAC and P&R may be asked by the Board to make recommendations. Mr. Hubbard said that the French and Pickering Trust may also become involved as they have an interest there.
Ms. Beyer has not been in contact with Mr. Mount. The riparian buffer sign’s final draft has been submitted and should be approved soon.
Fieldwork continues as teams prepare for the upcoming spring seasons.
No new signage updates have happened since the winter weather is keeping volunteers inside. Mr. Mount said as spring activity begins, he wants the volunteers to walk the parks and send in their updates. The goal is to get the new signs up as soon as possible.
Earth Day is Saturday April 9th and the rain date is April 22nd. Volunteers are to report to the Township Building for assignments. There are lists of trails and who is going where. The Ice Dam has been cleared of much natural debris but still needs work. The Girl Scouts will return to Brightside Farm Park on the 16th to do their part.
Ms. Fox is brainstorming new ideas for the P&R. A park movie or concert series may return. Mr. Mount has not heard from her on funding ideas. Members discussed using September 24th again, as it worked well last year. The flower show was also a success.
There will be a design charrette meeting for the basin beautification project. Come ready to dream and draw and help develop a vision for the site. The meeting is at the Great Valley Middle School on March 1st at 7 p.m.
Adjournment was at 7:55 p.m.