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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Erie Board of Trustees Action Items - April 25, 2017

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Board Approves Contract to Master Plan Coal Creek Park and Linear Trail Corridor

The Board approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Wenk Associates to complete a Master Plan and construction documents for Coal Creek Park and the Linear Trail Corridor in an amount not to exceed $332,675.58.

BACKGROUND: Coal Creek Park's setting has changed since it was constructed as a youth ball-field complex with informal parking areas and a bermed creek edge. New neighborhoods have developed and/or been annexed into the Town, and the activity of Erie's Historic Downtown has created a need for a neighborhood destination for nearby residents. The Historic Downtown is a central hub that draws in residents from throughout the community. Coal Creek flows along the Park's eastern edge, with easy access to the Coal Creek Trail. These adjacencies and activities position Coal Creek Park to become one of Erie's principal destinations for recreation, leisure, and festivals.

The linear connection between Wells Street and Erie Community Park will also be completed as part of this project, providing a completed downtown loop connecting downtown to two of Erie's destination park venues. The bike plaza serving downtown will be further explored and developed.


Board Moves Forward with Site Plan for Final Phase of Erie Community Park

AltTextThe Board approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Design Concepts to complete a Site Plan and construction documents for Erie Community Park (Final Phase) in an amount not to exceed $200,000.00.


The design of the final phase of the very popular Erie Community Park is about creating community. A recreational destination that includes gathering spaces, passive recreation areas, fitness and health opportunities, trails, natural play areas, park amenities and gateways.

Presentation of the final document to the Board of Trustees is scheduled for the fall of this year.


Board Approves Contract to Master Plan for Schofield Farm/Strieby Open Space and Erie Lake Expansion

The Board approved a resolution authorizing a contract with Design Concepts to complete a Master Plan for the Schofield Farm/Strieby Open Space and Erie Lake Expansion in the amount not to exceed $59,900.00. As part of the project, the consultant will reach out and engage stakeholders in a public process to ensure the proposed options for the site development addresses specific key issues and identify potential partners.

Presentation of the final document to the Board of Trustees is scheduled for the end of this year.


More Information & Upcoming Meetings

 View complete April 25, 2017 Board of Trustees Meeting Packet here.


The next regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. All meetings are held in the Town Hall boardroom located at 645 Holbrook Street in Erie.


Board of Trustees Action Items are brief summaries of some, but not all, agenda items and do not serve as the official meeting minutes. Select this link to view archived Board of Trustees meeting online via the On Demand Video service. To request approved meeting minutes of Board of Trustees meetings, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at nparker@erieco.gov.

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