Pierce Township Greenspace/Parks Committee reviews dog park master plan
Pierce Township Greenspace/Parks Committee met Wednesday, Jan. 4.
Here are the minutes as provided by Pierce Township:
The following are the minutes from the Pierce Township Green Space/Parks Committee Meeting on 1/4/17:
Pat Hogan, Dan Newyear, Karen Simpson, Lori Wilson, Mark Cann, George Carpenter, Kayfa Brodman,
Andrew Geers, Tim Geers, Doug Dresie
1. Organization - Potential Foundation/501c3
The next step is to set up a working meeting with Ray Lembke to review and work on the documents. Doug is to send an e-mail to Ray Lembke with some proprosed dates.
2. Dog Park Master Plan
Lori stated that she is about ready with the presentation to the Trustees on January 11. Doug is to send an e-mail to the Trustees requesting addition to the Agenda on the 11". Lori to send presentation to Laura and a pcf of the book to the Trustees. George, Doug, and Patoffered to review the presentation for feedback prior to the 11".
Volunteer Meeting - With travel schedules, it appears Tuesday, January 31, will be the best date to have the meeting. Agenda will include Park Fest or other community event, pickie ball leagues, etc. Doug will send email to volunteer list as well as have an e-mailblast sent to Legendary Run residents. Maple tree tapping - Doug shared information e-mailed from Debbie Cook on work days at Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC). Saturdays Jan 28 - Mar 4 from 10A-3P, and Sundays Jan 29-Feb 12 from 12p - 4P, Doug Dresie, Dan Newyear, Pat Hogan, and George Carpenter selected Saturday January 28 to go to CNC, volunteer and learn.
4. Park improvements
Sign replacement - The tentative schedule for Distinctive Signs is the 3" or 4 week in January for installation of the new signs. The Service Department will remove the old signs and the stone near the playground. Tree identification signs - Drew Geers brought a prototype for the sign and the mounting post. The group suggested that Drew contact Home Depot for 4x4 donation or Eads Fence for potential scrap 4x4s. Bill Bennett is the contact at Eads Fence. Pat will work with Drew on the web content for tree information. George is working with Drew on the signs. Kayla recommended putting the web address on the signs as well as some people may not have a QR reader app on their phone. Website design - The park information will remain a part of the Township website. Some of Kayla's suggestions were to pull in Google maps for park locations, as well as including trail maps, park events, field hours/scheduling, tree iD, meeting minutes, amenities, photo gallery. Need to determine how it is organized and how much content to include with maintenance as a consideration. We need to determine the most important items. The Master Plan including a call to action for volunteers and donations. The committee should also consider a mission statement or a listing of objectives/goals. Next step is Kayla will work on a "straw man” (structure) in a Word document for the committee's review.
d. Park information Board-George did some research and had forwarded to Mark Cann. Price ranges will start around $1,500 and up. The committee will need to determine what is needed. George is to send information to Doug.
NEXT MEETING, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2017, 6:30PM.