January 2, 2001
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Tuesday,
January 2, 2001. All members, Mr. Patten and Ms. Howley were present and the
minutes approved as submitted.
Bill Reynolds was nominated for Chairman and MaryAnna Ralph nominated for Vice
Chairperson. Nominations were voted upon and passed. The following appointments
Kathleen Howley - Township Manager
Russell Drumheller - Code Enforcement Officer
David Allen - Roadmaster
Matt Houtmann - Township Engineer
David Patten - Solicitor
John Blankenbaker - Vacancy Board
Chester Co. SPCA - Animal Control Officer
Berkheimer Assoc. - deputy tax collector
Peoples Bank of Oxford - Township Depository
State Police - Avondale
Longwood Fire & Ambulance - emergency services
Tim Umbreit CPA - township appointed auditing firm
Township Building hours - Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
It was noted that there are still vacancies in the Planning Commission, Zoning Hearing
Board alternate and library board.
Township Manager Kathleen Howley reminded the Board of the strategic planning
seminar taking place this Saturday, January 6th 8-noon in the township building. The
Park Study Committee has conducted interviews for park consultants to do a master
site plan. YSM Consultants has been chosen to do the work and will start sometime
this month. Total cost will not exceed $19,200.
Code Enforcement Officer Russell Drumheller reported that he issued 4 zoning and 5
building permits during the month of December. He did issue a CO for the Geewax
barn only. Most of the trees have been taken down at the Courts at Longwood but the
very tall ones are still up and will have to be taken down by a tree expert. Dave Patten
stated that an agreement for the escrow for replacement trees has not been signed.
Margot Taylor wrote the township a letter stating that the escrow amount is not enough
and the replacement trees being put in are not the right caliber. Copies of her letter
were faxed to S&S Development and Matt Houtmann.
January 2, 2001
Emergency Management Coordinators Reese Reynolds and Bob Updegrave were
present. There was some discussion on the building renovations and where the
emergency management function will reside during construction. The emergency
generator has been delivered to the township building and will be installed during
Jim Forsyth was present to discuss proposed language to be incorporated into his 2
lot subdivision which reflects the decision of the Zoning Hearing Board. Dave Patten
stated the language does meet the Zoning Hearing Board's requirements. However,
the Board of Supervisors had some questions and requested it to be altered as
discussed. Dave Patten will fax a copy to John Good, attorney for Mr. Forsyth, for his
review and approval.
A letter was received from Mr. Sagnor, attorney for Mr. Megill, regarding the
parameters for the barn inspection. The Board has reviewed the conditions and had no
objection. Mr. Patten will convey their thoughts to Mr. Sagnor and get the inspectors
name from Karen Wood.
The township building renovations will start this week. The office will move into the
Harris Room area and all meetings will take place in the Harris Room until the
renovations are completed sometime in May/June.
A bill list dated January 2, 2001 numbering 2342-2367, State Fund #145 was submitted
and approved for payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.