May 6, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
May 6, 2002. All members were present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Ms. Howley reported that there will be a meeting with Chester Water Auth., school
district and supervisors on May 16th at 8 a.m. in the township building to discuss public
water to the Chadds Ford Elementary school. She also asked Dave Allen and Matt
Houtman to check out the entrance to Sunny Ridge Lane off Rt. 1 by Ms. Duke's
property. Ms. Duke claims it is hazardous and should be altered because cars think
the old road bed is the entrance to Joshua Way.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
CO-OP opened bids for road resurfacing. Lowest bidder was Asphalt Industries at $1.10 s.y. and Gorman Bros. was next at $1.25 s.y. Bid was awarded to Asphalt Industries.
Held a road inspection on April 20th with all three supervisors. Harry Miller intends to retire October of this year. The township has hired Jeffrey Miller as of May 6th to replace Harry.
Waiting to hear from Matt Houtman on figures for the curbing in the Knoll. Would like to recycle road materials on the site for a future garage in the park along Hickory Hill road.
Getting information on a possible ordinance for the repaving of driveways. Driveways are being repaved and destroying the road swales. Will check with other townships.
Will be replacing the dump bed on one of the dump trucks this summer. Would also like to put LED light in at Ponds Edge Drive. Will get information on this. Chipping of brush started today and will be completed this week.
Yard Sale was a success on Saturday with over 50 vendors. We will do this next
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Will issue a citation on the property in Hamorton Woods for maintenance. Ted Davis hearing is scheduled for 5/15.
Have not heard from the school district about the correction of the BOCA issues. They cannot proceed until they have conformed with items agreed to.
Have stopped inspections at Courts at Longwood. Ms. Howley reported that she talked to Joe Orsatti who cannot get any cooperation from David D'Agostino on the landscaping issues. Greg Harrison's trees have not been planted. He will get Mr. Patten an estimate for the trees, plant them and bill the township. Township will take the money out of escrow as previously stated. The
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developer's agreement expires in October '02. If S&S Development does not
satisfy the landscaping issues, the township will use escrow monies to complete
the work. MaryAnna Ralph will call Pocopson Township with regard to
partnering with them to get this work done.
Susan Myers, Friends of the Library was present to introduce herself to the board
and gave a copy of their mission statement. They are a group that has formed in
response to individuals not being heard by the Bayard Taylor Library Board. They
have a joint meeting scheduled for May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the Meeting House in
Kennett. Our representative, Don Altmaier will attend.
Penn's Village - Rick Johnson and Jack Becker were present. They told the board
they would need a waiver for sewage replacement area since they have no room for a
replacement area. Rick Johnson, waste water engineer, expressed his opinion that a
replacement area, although called for in our ordinances, is not necessary if other
provisions are met and DEP will issue the permit. He gave an explanation of the type
of system Mr. Becker will be installing. The supervisors stated they will meet with Matt
and discuss this further with him. The Board asked Jack to get the Planning
Commission and Matt Houtman's recommendations.
Gables "gate" - the board moved and passed that they would not have Mr. McFadden
put up a gate for the exit on Brintons Bridge Road, at this time. They encouraged him
to continue to try and minimize the potential for this violation.
Blanton Subdivision - Jeff Blanton reported that he had received conditional approval
from the Planning Commission and will be making the changes to the plan. Ms. Howley
gave him a copy of a letter from Anne Walters regarding tree types. The Board asked
him to show a replacement area on the plan for sewage. He will make the necessary
changes and come back to the board with a final plan for approvals.
Kevin Romesser, boy scout, was present with his father as a requirement for his merit
Rt. 52 de-designation - The board feels that the support of this request would cause
more trucks to use Rt. 926 through our township. Therefore, it was moved and passed
that they will take no action on this request.
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Parkersville Road & 926 project - is nearly complete. Signage and hydro seeding is
to be done. PennDot negotiated a settlement with the Cutlers. Trees and shrubs will
be planted in the Fall because of the drought. Chris Ross initiated a request for a 4
way stop at this intersection. The township will write a letter to PennDot requesting
this. Larry Anderson reported that Anne Walters has made a recommendation to the
township regarding the tree ordinance. This will also be reviewed by the Planning
Commission for their comments.
Crosslands - language for the note regarding a left turn lane was agreed to by Mr.
Patten and Mr. Halsted. The supervisors stated they want language in the appropriate
place to insure that if Crosslands needs a traffic light withing the next 5 years, money
from them will be available to fund this. Mr. Patten said he would review this with them.
Dawson plans will be recorded by Mr. Patten when he receives the letter from the
county stating the approval of the waiver for the rollback of taxes on the property.
A bill list dated May 6, 2002 numbering 3513-3575 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.