Minutes from 3/11/10 Meeting of the Parks, Recreation & Trails Committee
Submitted by Lawrie Bolger, Recording Secretary
1. Meeting Opened -- Meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance: Tom Bierl, Lawrie Bolger, Bill Haaf, Zeke Hubbard, Ricki Stumpo.
2. Announcements -- Zeke Hubbard reported that the Riverside Trails are now owned by the township.
3. Public Comments – None
4. New Business
a. George Zacharkiw of the Scenic Byways Committee, an inter-governmental agency, presented plans for a 20 mile bike trail that will run from Pennsbury Township to the Brandywine Creek, including 3.5 miles in Pocopson Township. He stated that the committee’s intention is to apply for a Federal Grant for the bikeway loop. Engineering study costs for Pocopson Township are estimated to be about $400,000. He asked for the support of the township in applying for the grant. PRT agreed to submit a letter of support for the grant proposal to the Board of Supervisors.
5. Old Business
a. Eagle Scout Andrew Simonson, Troop 31, requested project ideas for his Eagle Scout project. The committee recommended trail markers and covered bulletin boards for the park entrances.
b. January meeting minutes were approved.
c. Riverside HOA -- the committee discussed the inclusion of a Riverside resident on the PRT committee; Bill Haaf to contact HOA.
d. Lian-Cannon Hill Trail -- Ricki Stumpo reported that numerous inquiries by new/potential property owners have been made as to the location of the trail. Committee agreed to recommend to the BOS that the trail be surveyed and monuments installed. The removal of the fence blocking emergency access will be discussed at the April meeting.
e. Swing Set -- committee reviewed, discussed and approved the addition of a swing set to the tot lot. Recommendation to be made to the BOS.
6. Sub-Committee Reports
a. Trails - Tom Bierl reported that the Trails Feasibility Study is completed.
b. CleanWays – Lawrie Bolger reported that the 3rd annual clean-up plans are underway.
7. Meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m.