May 15, 2000
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
May 15, 2000. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the minutes
were approved as submitted.
Ms. Howley reported the following:
A letter was received from Berkheimer Assoc. addressing our request for information regarding the impact of a local earned income tax in place of the property tax in the township. Revenues would be higher and it was noted that quite a number of townships already have the earned income tax.
The Board asked Ms. Howley to ask PennDot to consider putting gates at the railroad crossings in the township.
A resolution was signed authorizing Mr. Reynolds to sign the reimbursement agreement with PennDot for the right of way acquisition for Rt. 926 & Parkersville Road project.
Ms. Howley reported that Reese Reynolds stated that cars are still coming out of
the Gables Restaurant onto Brintons Bridge Road when this is only an entry.
Dave Allen reported the following:
The crew is doing road bank mowing. There has been several requests for soil and wood chips from residents. Receiving calls from Knoll residents asking for information regarding the paving of swales when driveways are repaved.
Oil & chip work will be rebid for our township within the next month.
The Board signed contracts with Alpha Space and Martin Paving for materials.
Dave and Kathy Howley will be participating in the LTAP Road Scholar II program this summer at East Marlborough Township.
There has been a request by Bud Moore to remove the speed hump on Stirling
Way in the Knoll. The Board said that there must be consensus from residents
before we would do this.
Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Courts at Longwood - did a site inspection for trees and other landscaping with Margot Taylor, Kathy Howley and Karen Wood. Trees have been damaged by
May 15, 2000
poor construction practices. The township should employ someone to police
these types of activities and bill the developer. Ms. Howley will call the
Brandywine Conservancy about this. Margot and Matt will walk the site again
in about one week and take inventory of tree replacement.
Wrote Ted Davis regarding the property at 8 Hillendale Road but the letter was returned. Will try one more time to send letter. The property should be cleaned up from the dumping he had started last year.
Whitestone Farms - road is still not dedicated. Jay March does have a few
items left to do. Mr. Patten will check the letter of credit and also the escrow
agreement date for the Courts at Longwood.
A review letter was received from the County on the proposed stormwater management ordinance. There are several comments which should be addressed by the Planning Commission before adoption. This will be done at their May 22nd meeting.
As Built Ordinance - advertised for adoption and signed by the Board.
Swimming Pool ordinance - Mr. Patten will add reference to BOCA as requested. A copy was sent to the county for their review and we are waiting for a reply.
Route 926 & Parkersville Road project - met with PHMC on May 12th before they did
their site visit for determination of eligibility. They will issue a letter on their findings by
May 16th. Mr. Reynolds asked them to free up the process for condemnation since this
will take a while to get done.
YMCA appeal - Mr. Patten reported there was a motion to consolidate the two appeals.
Briefs are to be filed by May 26th to Judge Shenkin. Mr. Patten will also research what
tax exempt benefits there could be for the township with regard to our building
Bailey Property-A resolution and Declaration of Taking was signed by the Board in
order to proceed with the Rt. 52 &Hickory Hill Road project.
Ms. Howley will get samples of other township noise ordinances so we can update
ours. A bill list dated May 15th numbering 1888-1920 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.