MINUTES - JUNE 11, 2002



The regular meeting of the Park & Recreation Board of the Township of Lower Makefield was held in the Municipal Building on June 11, 2002.Chairman Fritchey called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.


Those present:


Park & Recreation Board:††††††††††† David Fritchey, Chairman

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Ron Smith, Vice Chairman

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Henry Carpenter, Member

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Patricia Martin, Member

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Andrew Newbon, Member


Others:†††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Donna Liney, Recreation Director

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Absent:†††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† John Kuebler, Secretary, Park & Rec Board

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Angie Mancuso, Member, Park & Rec Board

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† Scott Fegley, Supervisor Liaison





Ms. Martin moved, Mr. Carpenter seconded and it was unanimously carried to approve the Minutes of May 21, 2002 as written.





Mr. Mike Cremeans and Ms. Lisa Sherman were present to discuss the Yardley Makefield

Tennis Program.Mr. Cremeans stated their response to the Program has been excellent

with very limited publicizing of the Program.He stated they are at 98% capacity on four

courts.More than 90% of the participants are Township residents.Ms. Sherman stated

they have had to add additional classes.


Ms. Liney stated the Township has received substantial user fees from this Program



Ms. Sherman stated they would like to have four courts at one location for their summer

camp.She stated she feels the best location would be Schuyler as opposed to Revere Road

where the courts back up to residences.The hours for the Camp are from 9:00 A.M. to

Noon, Monday through Friday.


Mr. Newbon stated he feels it will make their Program easier to run if they have four courts

at one location.


It was the consensus of the Park & Recreation Board that they have the four courts at

Schuyler.Ms. Liney stated they will continue to monitor this situation.


Ms. Sherman noted there is a display board at Schuyler where they could put up a sign

indicating the hours they will be using the courts.

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Ms. Liney asked if the Board would consider having the Road Tour on Tuesday, July 16

rather than the regularly scheduled meeting date of July 9. Ms. Liney noted that the Township Manager would like to attend the Road Tour and update the Park Board on some projects that are pending.This was acceptable to the Board.





Ms. Liney stated an additional toilet is scheduled to be installed at Macclesfield Park but

due to the lack of delivery of one of the pieces, they will not be able to do the work at this

time.It is anticipated that the project will be completed by the end of the month.


Ms. Liney stated the Park Department had received a complaint about the timers at the

basketball courts and Pool tennis courts which resulted in lights going out too early.

She stated in consideration of the summer season, they have adjusted them and they will go out at 10:30 p.m.


Ms. Liney stated the Pool operation is in full swing and membership is above what it was

this time last year.She will receive specific information on this number in the future.

The Township Manager has scheduled a meeting of all parties involved in the heater issue

to hopefully resolve this problem.


Ms. Liney stated the Board of Supervisors toured the Pool Complex on June 7.She stated

they also visited the Stoddart Complex and approved construction of a roadway of ground

millings behind the hedgerow leading up to the concession stand.They also approved a

four foot paved path which is required by ADA as well as the paving of an ADA parking

spot in the lot.They will do this in conjunction with the bikepath resurfacing project.

Resurfacing will be done on portions of Big Oak Road as well as the Yardley Hunt loop if

there is sufficient money once bids come in.The Board also visited the planned Memorial

Park facility on Woodside Road, and the Township Manager will update the Park &

Recreation Board on this at the Park Board Road Tour.


Ms. Liney stated the Park & Recreation Department is aware of the field conditions at

Fields E, F, and G at Macclesfield Park; and they feel these will have to be sodded so that

they will be ready for football.





YardleyMakefield Soccer - Mr. Smith stated they are concerned about the condition of the

fields at Macclesfield Park and feel they should be closed except for camps over the

summer.He suggested that the camps use the back fields.Mr. Smith stated there was an

ODP Tournament over the weekend and there was a plumbing problem in the menís

restroom.He stated there is no protocol on having someone to contact at the Township if

this occurs.Ms. Liney stated they could issue a blanket purchase order for a local plumber

for an emergency like this. Mr. Smith asked if there was an update on the Park Ranger

discussion, and Ms. Liney stated Chief Coluzzi and the Township Manager are going to

discuss this.


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There being no further business, Mr. Smith moved, Mr. Newbon seconded and it was unanimously carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 p.m.


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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ††††††††††† David Fritchey, Chairman


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