October 2, 2000
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
October 2, 2000. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were
present. The minutes were approved as submitted.
Ms. Howley reported the following:
The Oct. 11th Landowners meeting has been postponed. It will be rescheduled for a later date.
The appraisals for the right of way at the Ridge at Chadds Ford have been received from Bill Wood's office. The property owners will be notified and Mr. Patten will draft the documents for the transfer of deed in lieu of condemnation.
A letter was received from Mr. Quinn in Hanover Hunt regarding a proposed deer hunt with bow and arrow. He opposes this and stated in his letter that a vote was taken of residents and one person was in favor of it. Mr. McIntyre, president of the association, was present and stated that no vote was taken. The association has no authority to dictate what people do with their property but the sentiment is not to have a hunt in the open space.
The annual Planning Seminar will be held at the township building on Saturday, December 2 8-noon and the Holiday Open House will be Sunday, Dec. 3rd from 1-3 p.m.
MaryAnna Ralph reported that the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force has put a
book together with the Chester County Planning Commission on the battlefield
area and the township will be getting a copy. The Kennett Area Regional
Planning Commission has formally adopted the Comprehensive Plan and the
township will be getting a copy for our files. This document can be used now in
our planning projects.
Code Enforcement Officer - Rusty Drumheller reported Mr. Altieri who lives at 100
Cossart Road would like to put an addition on his home. The home is a nonconforming
structures that sits on the road. He began the design 2 years ago when Ben Cialini
was code enforcement officer. Mr. Cialini interpreted the code one way and Mr.
Drumheller interpretation prohibits Mr. Altieri to go out the side of the home making the
structure more nonconforming. The Board agreed that Mr. Drumheller's interpretation
is correct and Mr. Altieri must petition the zoning hearing board for a variance. The
Board will not oppose this request.
October 2, 2000
Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Submitted elevations for Stirling Way & Lamp Post addressing drainage problems for Dave Allen to review. The cost of curb replacement in the Knoll would be $35 per foot for budget purposes.
Courts at Longwood - Matt submitted a final report on tree replacement. Margot Taylor was present and will also review the report. Several residents were present to discuss their problems on their lots with the builder, David D'Agostino. The Board agreed that the township will give the builder 30 days to take trees down and designated in the report and remove debris, clean up property and plant grass if no tree replacement is necessary. There will be an additional 30 days to replace these trees. Trees will be picked from the township list in our ordinance. The position of the new plant is the decision of the homeowner. If this is not done by the end of 60 days, then the township will take escrow money to finish the job. There will be no issuance of CO's and inspections until all of these items are resolved. Rusty Drumheller will put this in writing to the builder. Mr. Harrison's driveway must also be moved during this time period since it was not put in at the designated place. The Board advised Sari Groh to obtain a letter from the electrical inspector stating her underground wiring leading to outside lamp post lights is a code violation. Mr. Patten will redraft the agreement for lots 15 & 16 to have separate driveways since the original subdivision shows them as shared driveways. He will send a copy to Mr. Fanari to sign since he owns one of the lots and a contractor owns the other.
Ted Davis submitted a request for a land disturbance permit for 8 Hillendale
Road. Mr. Houtmann will review and get back to him.
The Board will have review comments at the Oct. 16th meeting on the Route 1 Corridor
Baily property - Mr. Patten will notify Mr. Halsted, attorney for the Bailey's, that we will
proceed with the road project and we will show the Bailey's a design for the new pillars
before the job starts.
Route 926 & Parkersville Road project - the Board signed a resolution for the filing of a
Declaration of Relinquishment for the Leborn and Woodward property.
Township Building Bids - the three lowest bidders, HyTech, Fayette Group and Paolella Page 3
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will be notified and interviewed by the Board before a decision is made. The two
lowest HVAC bidders will also be interviewed. Job references and list of
subcontractors must be obtained. Mr. Rosencrans advised the Board they must
determine what alternates they will go with before the lowest bidder can be determined.
MaryAnna Ralph reported that there is a buffer of trees shown on the landscaping plan
for the Ridge at Chadds Ford they should be moved since this is directly on the
Brandywine Battlefield artillery spot. We will ask Margot Taylor to look at this and
make a recommendation.
Parker/Leisenring Subdivision - the subdivisions were approved by the Board.
However, Messrs. Reynolds and Holloway will sign the plans and MaryAnna Ralph will
sign the easement on behalf of the Pennsbury Land Trust.
Jack Becker was present and informed the Board that he has an agreement to
purchase the old Sinton property, now owned by Mr. Palumbi. The Board discussed
with him their ideas of what might be appropriate development for this area. They gave
him a copy of the concept plan for the township building area as an idea of what we
would like to see.
A bill list dated October 2, 2000 numbering 2139-2155 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10:30 p.m.