CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
The November meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 16th.
The December meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 14th, and is expected to be at the new township office location. Watch the website for any updates for meetings moving to 11 General Warren Blvd, in Malvern.
Mr. Mount moved to approve the September minutes and Ms. Robinson seconded. Mr. Mount called for discussion and there being none called the vote. All were in favor.
There are reports of a down tree blocking the Pickering Dam Trail. Since the bridge is still damaged and there is also trash appearing, a workday will be scheduled and advertised for November. Ms. Fox can obtain supplies for trash cleanup and feels volunteers will be easily found. Mr. Mount will send out a group email and she will post it on Facebook.
Mr. Mount will distribute the Open Space Inspection of Charlestown Park and the Turnpike basins for discussion at the November meeting. Mr. Mauer is receiving complaints about the condition of the bridge at Charlestown Park near Township Line Road. Ms. Robinson will blend service hours and scouts into the work in that area too.
Mr. Mauer stated the season will be done in early November. He has been working with Mr. Hubbard and the UVF regarding the cleanup of the parking lot that is technically the University’s except the University doesn’t want to maintain it. Since it is so close to the soccer team area, and they use it, the club is willing to obtain a vendor to improve the area, (near the dumpster). Discussion followed about the Board considering the fee simple purchase of two smaller parcels and the purchase of the building rights on a third larger parcel. The purchase of the two smaller parcels would add additional soccer fields and that parking lot to Charlestown Park.
Mr. Casmar of the Great Valley Mountain Bike Team said they have 2 races left and thanked the Township for allowing them to practice at Brightside Farm.
Ms. Fox said they had a lot of feedback and 99% of it was positive. There were surveys available and the information obtained from the participants will be distributed via email before the next meeting.
Bees were the biggest problem this year. Ms. Fox said she wants to be proactive and led the discussion tonight to mitigate the risk of bee stings in 2023. The volunteers had gone to great lengths to get rid of them before this year’s event but measures were ineffective.
Ms. Robinson said there were suggestions for a farmer’s market and a Trunk or Treat. Perhaps these could be combined with Charlestown Day 2023 which would happen later in the fall.
There was a moment of silence for Brenden Tremmel.
Adjournment was at 8:00 p.m.