March 19, 2001
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
March 19, 2001. Bill Reynolds, MaryAnna Ralph, David Patten and Lula Mae Sears,
Acting Secretary, were present. The minutes were approved as submitted.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
A letter was received from the Chadds Ford School District regarding speeding on Hickory Hill Rd. All signs are posted, and State Police will be asked to monitor the area.
Signal Service inspection was completed; minor damage to a pole at 926/52 as a result of a traffic accident will be checked out.
Cleaning of sod and roadside gutters is ongoing; some paving on Fairville Rd.
The Co-Op met on February 7th and opened bids for stone and line painting. Most bids were about the same as last year. They are now advertising for bids for black topping, etc. The Co-Op is considering changing their name from Kennett Area Regional cooperative to Municipal Cooperative of Southern Chester County to incorporate other townships which are not in the Kennet area. The Board will be kept advised.
Request for a return to four 10 hour workdays for the summer months beginning April 1 for the road crew. The Board agreed with the request but urged that they be sensitive to the work on the township building.
Road inspection to be conducted on April 7, 2001.
Emergency Planning Chairman Reese Reynolds raised the question as to whether
the township could go in and clean out storm basins, etc in the event of storm water
damage. This will be referred to the Planning Commission for investigation.
The task report prepared by the Brandywine Conservancy entitled "Land Use Patterns
and Conflicts: Strategic Planning for Open Space Conservation" was adopted as an
addendum to the township Comprehensive Plan.
The annual audit of the Township books has been completed and is available to
anyone who wants to review it. It was suggested our elected auditor issue a summary
to the public.
Supervisor Reynolds will meet informally tomorrow with the head of two residents'
associations to discuss the expansion of Kendal/Crosslands sewage facility and its
impact on Pennsbury landowners.
March 19, 2001
Megill Barn - Letters were presented from Dave Ieginini, Building Contractor, and
Robert Chester, Structural Engineer, giving their recommendations following an
inspection of the barn. Karen Wood will contact Mr. Megill and advise him of the
findings and express the Board's requirements for non-negotiable points, some of
which include: footprint, standard board and batten, same silhouette, same roof line,
carriage shed, roof (shake or tin), paint (red? Karen will contact Freida McMullan to
determine original color), doors and windows to be mocked up if actual ones are not
used, the silo must be maintained on a regular basis. The Homeowners Association
will be contacted for their approval. Other items discussed were: insurance for the
barn, presentation of new plans to the Board for approval, escrow figure determination,
timing of project completion. It was generally agreed that the project should be
completed 120 days following plan approval. David Patten will forward copies of the
two aforementioned letters to Mr. Megill's attorney.
David Patten advised that there should be some technical changes in our ordinances.
This will be referred to the Planning Commission.
There was discussion of the Hugh Plum property and a review of the mobile home
A bill list dated March 16th numbering 2509-2538 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Lula Mae Sears