Dallas Township Newsletter - Fall 2015
Dallas Township Newsletter
Volume 4, Issue 3
DCNR C2P2 Grant/Master Site Plans RFP
Request for Proposals
DCNR C2P2 Grant: Master Site Development Plans
Dallas and Kunkle Parks
November 18, 2015: The Dallas Township Board of Supervisors entertained three live presentations last evening from Barry Isett & Associates, Relly Associates and Laird Recreation. All three presented professional overviews of their expertise and offered some very interesting ideas. Several members of the Township's Parks & Recreation Committee were also in attendance at the meeting, and weighed in on the difficult decision of picking one consultant for our Master Plan. After careful deliberation among all parties involved, Barry Isett & Associates was chosen by a near unanimous vote by the group, and then unanimously by the Board of Supervisors.
November 3, 2015: Once again, we thank all seven consultants for submitting bid packets for our Dallas Township Parks project(s). After careful consideration and input from our Parks & Recreation Committee members, we are pleased to announce the top three consultants are: Barry Isett & Associates, Laird Rec, and Reilly Associates. As such, we would like to invite the top three to provide live presentations during our next Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, November 17th at 6:00 p.m., in our Township conference room. We would appreciate keeping the presentations to 20 minutes each, with 10-minute Q&As immediately following each presentation. Please advise Supervisor Martin of your availability to attend, via email at
, or by phone at (570) 674-2008. Should you have special AV needs, please advise.
October 30, 2015: Thank you to all applicants for your submissions. After asking our Parks & Recreation Committee to weigh in on this process, and with input from most of our members, we have come to the realization that there are a number of proposals that are interesting to us. That said, the Board of Supervisors will announce the top three consultants at our meeting on Monday, November 2, 2015. At that time, we will ask the top three to provide a live presentation at our meeting on Tuesday, November 17th, from which we will decide the company that will be contracted to do our MSDPs. We will be in touch with the top three on or before Wednesday, November 3, and we will also post the results here. Thank you!
October 2, 2015: As of yesterday's deadline we received SEVEN bid proposals. The bids will be opened on Tuesday, October 6th at the Board of Supervisors meeting (7:00 p.m., in the Township building conference room). The Dallas Township Parks & Recreation Committee will reconvene within the next two weeks to discuss the bids. We intend to make an announcement by November 1st. Thank you to all who submitted bids!
The Assistant Secretary of Dallas Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, is accepting proposals for a one-time contract to perform certain professional (consulting) services (Master Site Development Plans) for the Township involving the revitalization of two municipal parks. Interested parties may access the RFP below.
Sealed proposals (two copies) must be received by Secretary-Treasurer Nancy Balutis at 2919 SR 309 Highway, Dallas Township no later than Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. If mailed, the proposal should be addressed to: Dallas Township Assistant Secretary Liz Martin, PO Box 518, Dallas, PA 18612, and should be postmarked no later than Thursday, September 24, 2015.
A mandatory pre-bid meeting to discuss the project scope of work will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015 in the Dallas Township Municipal Building conference room. If additional information is needed, please contact Assistant Secretary Liz Martin, at (570) 674-2008, or vial email at
RFP Packet (PDF):
(Added 9/1/15) DT Park Map & Title Cert (PDF):
(Added 9/1/15) Kunkle Park Map & Title Cert (PDF):
(Added 9/2/15) Dallas Township Comprehensive Plan (PDF):
(Added 9/1/15) Pre-Bid Meeting: Monday, August 31, 2015:
1. Identify maintenance challenges associated with either/both parks. The ball field areas at both parks experience wetlands challenges during the wet season; Kunkle Park's issues occur behind the dugout area of the ball field. There is no wetlands delineation available for either field.
2. Concerns identified by the Township concerning the parks. Concerns include security and lighting.
3. Notes of interest concerning the parks. There is an old logging road along the bottom of the Sago St. side of the park, which has been a consideration by ASTA (Anthracite Scenic Trails Association) for possible future pass through of Back Mountain Trail.
1. The DCNR grant is for $24,375.00. Will the entire township match be in cash or does the grant agreement include in-kind services? In-kind services were budgeted at $2,072; the balance will be cash.
2. What mapping is available for each park? Maps can be viewed above.
3. What is the anticipated notice to proceed date for the selected consultant? Once we receive all bids we will begin to review them, and then the Board of Supervisors will weigh into this process. Our intended notice to proceed date is on or before November 1, 2015.
4. What is the desired project duration? March 1, 2016 (Please note this change!)
7. Does the township have any existing park rules regarding hunting in Kunkle Park? Does the township have any existing relationships for hunting to cull deer in Kunkle Park? Local residents have and do continue to hunt on that property. The Supervisors will need to address this.
5. What was the previous use of the parcels that comprise the present day Dallas Township Park? Prior use of the land that is Dallas Township Park was residential, with the exception of one lot that was the first Township muncipal building/garage.
6. Have you clarified the Luzerne and Wyoming county line discrepancy between the parcel map which you provided and the GIS aerial map which was on display during the meeting? If Kunkle Park lies partially within Wyoming County, there will be additional research necessary and additional resources available. The small piece of that land that is over the line is minimal, at best. I did email the Wyoming County Office of Community Planning that Dallas Township did receive a grant and is searching for a consultant. That is the extent of their involvement, to date.
Dallas Township Police Hiring
Dallas Township is currently accepting applications for a full-time position in its Police Department.
Salary is $36,405, with a benefit package that includes holiday pay, medical insurance, retirement, vacation leave, and uniform allowance.
Mininum qualifications: high school diploma, valid PA driver's license, MPOETC Act 120 Police Officer Certification, minimum 21 years of age, and US citizenship. Applicants must not have a criminal record and be willing to undergo an extensive background investigation. Full-time Dallas Township Police Officers shall reside within a distance of not greater than twn (10) miles from the Dallas Township Municipal Building.
It is the policies of Dallas Township and the Dallas Township Police Department to grant equal employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, or marital status.
Applications and informational packets are available at the Dallas Township Municipal Building, 2919 SR 309 Highway, Dallas, PA 18612; Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and by clicking on the link below.
Completed applications must be received in the Dallas Township Office on or before October 30, 2015 by 4:00 p.m.
2015 Summer Recreation Program
SUMMER RECREATION PROGRAM
(REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN!)
The 2015 Dallas Borough Summer Recreation Program will be held from June 15, 2015 through August 14, 2015. The program is open to resident children of Dallas Borough between the ages of 6 and up to and including 12 years of age at time of registration. A limited number of Dallas Township resident children between the above referenced ages will be admitted based upon availability of registration space.
The Summer Program will be conducted Monday through Friday, weather permitting from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and takes place at the Kenneth Young Memorial Park on the corner of Burndale Road and Luzerne Avenue in Dallas Borough. Please note this program takes place at a municipal park facility that remains open to the public during Recreation Program hours.
The Recreation Director and the Counselors will have many activities planned for the children on a daily basis including organized sports, games, art and crafts.
Since its inception, the Program has been sponsored by the Dallas Borough Council. In the last several years, Dallas Township Board of Supervisors has pledged a financial contribution toward the program as consideration for the admittance of eligible Dallas Township resident children.
Registrations for the program will be accepted at the Dallas Borough Administration Office located at 25 Main Street.
A complete registration for the Summer Program shall include the following items:
1. Registration, Consent and General Release of All Claims Form signed and dated by parent or legal guardian.
2. Acceptable proof of residency.
3. Completed Medical History Form for each child being registered.
4. Completed Emergency Contact Form for each child being registered.
5. Completed Photo Release Form for each child being registered.
6. Activity fee paid in full by cash or check.
All Program admittance forms will be reviewed by the Program Director and Borough Manager for accuracy, completion and acceptance by Dallas Borough.