Charlestown Township Parks & Recreation Board
Via Webex
Thursday, June 18, 2020


Parks and Recreation:
Chris Lawrence, Chairperson, Charles Buck, Tim Hubbard, Ashlee Beyer, Dan Mount, and Linda Csete. Jim Quay, Brian Schlorff, Frank Beyer, and Bil Longua were absent.
Keith Maurer, Jim O’Brian, Marty Mackie, and Warren Anders.


There may be an announcement tomorrow regarding a phase change from yellow to green.

Minutes for Approval

The May minutes were approved.

Old Business

New Business

Charlestown Park

Volunteers have contacted Mr. Lawrence and he discussed the best usage of their time helping with:

Team and Club Sports

A lengthy discussion followed regarding the handwashing for soccer practice and camps. Camps will be social distancing, but do not expect to be competing in late July. A long-term solution for handwashing will be discussed with the Board of Supervisors. Other items discussed:

The Park & Rec will help the teams try and attain the following:

  1. A water source for hand washing for camps.
  2. Hooking up to a sewer for gray water to be coordinated with the University.
  3. Long term club handwashing solution to possibly be discussed with Mr. Dettore.
  4. Storage solutions for goals.


Mr. Lawrence reported that Charlestown Landscaping and Davey Tree have cleared significant debris since the last storms. Mr. Lawrence noted that many trails are showing wear due to wet areas, and use by horses and bikes. He would like everyone to walk their respective trails and report prioritized blockages, etc.

Funding was recently approved for the administrative costs of establishing infrastructure for the Rails to Trails project.

Brightside Farm Park

There are 60 garden spots and only 1 remains untouched, the garden is very active. Volunteers have been a great help with fence repair. The portable restroom is still closed and needs to be reopened and cleaned; Mr. Hubbard will take care of contacting the vendor again. Mrs. Csete received a repair kit for one of the benches at the office. Lastly, Mr. Buck and Mr. Lawrence discussed solutions for the Spotted Lanternfly.

Charlestown Day

Mr. Lawrence and Mr. Anders discussed Movies in the Park. Three more music groups have asked to perform at CTD. Particulars were discussed for an art and photo contest. Mr. Lawrence suggested emailing each other with ideas.

Adjournment was at 8:00 p.m.