November 20, 2000
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
November 20, 2000. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the
minutes approved as corrected.
Ms. Howley reported the following:
Township building renovations - received financial information from Delaware Valley Reg. Fin. Authority regarding the financing of the building renovations. The Board will study this information and in addition meet with Rusty Drumheller to discuss the project.
Meeting at Crosslands November 30th 8 a.m. to discuss their proposed additional development.
Park Master Site Plan RFP - received 5 - will interview candidates on a short list
the first week in December - pick consultant and set up meetings with the park
ROADMASTER David Allen reported the Co-op met and opened salt bids last week.
The bid went to Oceanport at $33.10/ton delivered. Hickory Hill Road and Rt. 52 road
project is almost completed and everything is proceeding smoothly. Brush/leaf/brand
pickup will be completed this week.
Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Courts at Longwood - inspected lot 14 for settlement. Received a letter from
S&S asking us to sign off on the trees for this lot. Cannot do this because the
trees are not the right caliber and they will have to be replaced. Matt Houtmann
walked the lots with David D'Agostino reviewing where septic systems had gone
in. Matt stated that David does have the exact number of trees and where they
go so this should not be an issue anymore.
Geewax Barn - final inspection failed. Electrical is not complete and the Board
approved Rusty contacting an electrical inspector on behalf of the township to do
Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Davis/Harris property - Mr. Davis has applied for a land disturbance permit and
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I have issued a letter stating what needs to be done before he is granted this
permit. However, I gave him permission to move the dirt away from the stream
which he has done. Matt made an inspection of the site and will issue a letter
to him advising he must move the dirt away from Hillendale road and secure
with silt fence for the winter.
Ridge at Chadds Ford - issued a final review letter for the plans. The township will maintain the basin on lot 6 and the Land Trust will hold the easement.
Megill Barn - Mr. Patten reported he did contact Art Sagnor, attorney for Mr.
Megill and will respond by the Dec. 4th as to township access to the barn for
BAYARD TAYLOR LIBRARY
Sam Mirshak, Stephanie Jackson, Treasurer and the Assistance Treasurer were
present to discuss contributions to the Library for 2001 for their budget. Sam Mirshak
stated there are 994 cardholders in Pennsbury. However, this figure now includes all
those who have Chester County Library cards. This amounts to approximately 30% of
residents having cards. This does not give the township a clear pictures of how many
residents actually use the Bayard Taylor Library. The Board suggested the library go
back and send to the township their numbers on usage and construct their case around
this. From this information the Board will focus on determining the amount of
contribution for 2001. The Board will meet with the Kennett Area Planning Commission
and with the library information determine a formula for 2002 contribution. Bill
Reynolds emphasized that this is a new day and we must move forward.
Duke Property - Mr. Patten reported that he had heard from Judy Duke's new attorney
and they are requesting a review board be appointed to determine compensation for
the taking. They are not contesting the condemnation therefore, Jeff Berlin can move
forward and complete the finalization of the subdivision plan as stated in Matt
Houtman's letter. Mr. Patten will contact Mr. Lyons about this. Ms. Howley was
instructed to send $350.00 to the Chester Water Authority as compensation for their
Mr. Patten has notified Mr. Spano of the necessity of an extension on his escrow
account for Brintons Bridge Inc. He also stated that the subdivision plan does not need
to be amended to eliminate the turnaround by the Leonard's home. He will draw up an
agreement with the Leonards and Spano and have it executed and recorded.
Mr. Patten will draw up a resolution for the supervisors to sign at the December 4th
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meeting adopting the Route 1 Corridor Plan as an amendment to the Township
Mr. Patten was instructed to look into the possibility of a complete review of our
ordinances by an outside firm in order to identify any weaknesses with respect to
subdivision and zoning.
The Board instructed Mr. Patten to notify Mr. Spangler that they take no position in the
Forsyth upcoming zoning hearing board meeting on December 5th. However, if the
zoning hearing board recognizes a hardship then it is their opinion that there should be
no further subdivision of the property.
A bill list dated November 20, 2000 numbering 2237-2267, PLGIT #131 was submitted
and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 10 p.m.