CHARLESTOWN TOWNSHIP PARKS & RECREATION BOARD
Tonight, there is a concert in a series being sponsored by Parks & Rec. Please see the Township website for information on more concerts.
Tonight’s meeting is being recorded.
No minutes were approved.
The Pickering Trail clean-up will be scheduled for mid-October.
There were no reports.
Ms. Armstrong stated a few EAC members met with the Lenape cultural education director about naming the stream at Charlestown Park. Residents can find more information in the EAC meeting minutes.
Mr. O’Brien discussed quotes for the clubhouse. They obtained three and selected one to bring to the Board tonight. Township funding is requested to partially assist with Park improvements. Mr. Mount will get back to Mr. O’Brien about the budget for this project. Items are listed in priority order.
Siding Replace $17,200
4 Windows Installed $4000
4 Doors Installed $7550
Other items discussed:
Mrs. Robinson asked Mr. O’Brien to remind the coaches that permission to use the fields does not include usage of pavilions. Pavilions must be rented.
Ms. Fox was not in attendance since she is overseeing the setup and concert tonight.
Mr. Connolly was in attendance to inquire about Township policy for recording herbicide usage. He mentioned building record keeping into contracts and for cost to not always be the first consideration for this type of work. Mr. Connolly does not want to assume there was no application if there is no record. He suggested at minimum, using the vendor invoicing to keep a record of chemicals used in the Township. Discussion followed:
Ms. Makinlee Fox and Mr. Scott Ammerman were welcomed to the Charlestown Parks and Recreation Board tonight. Their approval by the Charlestown Board of Supervisors was unanimous at the July meeting.
Ms. Tori Courtney visited tonight to begin a discussion about the fast-growing sport of pickleball. She asked about the possibility of having courts in Charlestown. Mr. Mount told Ms. Courtney that the Township had no tennis courts, and therefore, none to convert, she may need to talk with West Whiteland or Phoenixville. She asked about specific spots within Charlestown Park and these locations were either owned by the school district, the University, or Schuylkill Township. Mr. Connolly stated that the basketball court at Charlestown Park needed to be resurfaced and perhaps it could be striped for pickleball. This will be on next month’s agenda.
The Park and Rec meeting will be Wednesday, August 16th. The next meeting will not be on August 17th due to it being the same night as the last concert in the summer series.
Mr. Mount stated that it is time for an update on Charlestown Day and hopefully, a meeting will be held soon.
Adjournment was at 7:55 p.m.