May 20, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
May 20, 2002. Messrs. Reynolds, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were
present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Manager Kathleen Howley reported the following:
Dave Patten was asked to check the status of the development agreement with Brintons Bridge Inc.
Scout Chris Martin living on Shadow Lane in the township made a presentation to the Board of his proposed park sign. This project is for his eagle scout designation. The cost of the sign will be approximately $110 and he plans to do it over the summer months. He left copies of the project with Board members to review. The Board thanked him for his hard work and gave him approval to move forward.
The Board signed a park facility grant resolution stating the township will be applying for a county grant for park facilities. The township match will be $250,000. The township intends to apply for a state grant in the fall. Dave Patten signed a " certificate of title" stating the township has clear title to the park land.
The Board was reminded that there will be a "mill" meeting on May 23rd t 7:30 a.m.
Chadds Ford Bus. Assn. will be highlighting our township at their monthly
meeting in June.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
The Co-op met May 15th and discussed driveway permits. No one has this and they will do further research.
We are having problems with power outages at the intersection of Rts. 926 & 52. A meeting with PECO has been requested and East Marlborough Twp. will also be in attendance.
Pocopson Road - a letter was received from PennDot outlining their proposal for
the take back of this state road by the township. After some discussion it was
agreed that the township would not take back this road at this time. PennDot
does have it scheduled for repaving this summer and we would like the road
bank opposite Maui Meadow Farm shaved back if possible to allow horse trailers
to enter properly.
May 20, 2002
Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Jack Becker said he will be dedicating Hillhurst Farms this year. He must place monuments and will contact Matt when he is ready for the inspection.
Courts at Longwood - Greg Harrison sent Dave Patten an estimate for two trees owed him by the developer. He plans to have this done this weekend. Ms. Howley has talked to Joe Orsatti and said he is in the process of firing the present landscaper and hiring a new one as of May 21st. He hopes to move forward with the landscaping in the development. Ms. Howley will ask Mr. Orsatti about getting Mr. Harrison his trees before this weekend. Lot 12 owner, Hank Young was present to inquire about 11 replacement trees due him by the developer. There is little correspondence about lot 12 and it seems this was overlooked. Mr. Patten will write S&S Development asking them to include lot 12 in their landscaping work.
Judy Duke contacted the township about the mouth of Sunny Ridge Lane being
left open and the rest of the road closed. The new road Joshua Way has taken
it's place and this is causing some confusion for motorists. Matt Houtmann will
talk to Jeff Berlin to rectify this.
Blanton Subdivision - Jeff Blanton was present to request final approval of the plans.
He has received the PennDot permit and all issues have been resolved with Matt and
the County. With no further discussion the Board approved and signed the plans. The
subdivision agreement will be signed at a later date and recorded with the plans.
926 & Parkersville Road - the road was reopened today. The township has requested
PennDot consider a 4 way stop sign at this intersection. Mrs. Cutler, who lives at this
intersection, believes this would be beneficial to the traveling public and her neighbors.
Discussion followed and some residents fear this would cause rear end accidents.
Crosslands Land Development Phil DeBaun was present to discuss the left turn lane
required by PennDot and the future funding of a traffic signal if warranted. They will put
in the left turn lane but have agreed to approach the traffic signal issue in the same
manner as they handled the signal on Route 1 at Kendal. The note for the turn lane
has been added to the plans and they have been approved and signed by the Board.
Penn's Village - the sewage modules have been readvertised. The plans have been
sent to Tatman & Lee who will review them for the township.
May 20, 2002
The Board thanked Larry Anderson and Bob Crandell for all their hard work on the
Route 926 & Parkersville Road project.
Rusty Drumheller reported the he did receive information on the structural integrity of
the Bell cell tower on Mr. Becker's property. There is no problem with it.
Regional Planning Commission Agreement - It was reported that three planning
commission members voted for the agreement and three did not. Larry Anderson and
Bob Crandell voted against it and stated they did not believe it was necessary to add
another layer of government in the planning process. Much discussion followed and
the Board agreed that it would be in the best interest of the township and our region to
enter into this agreement at this time. The agreement is being redrafted as a resolution
and will be sent to the Board for signatures.
It was also noted that George Asimos Jr outlined for the Board their discussions with
Steger Gowie regarding their land development plan. This will be presented at the next
scheduled Zoning Hearing Board meeting on June 5th.
The Board appointed the following to the Historical Commission:(5 yr terms)
Lou Dickinson - 2 yr term Barbara Holmes - 1 year
Rusty Drumheller - 3 yr Karen Wood - 3 yr
Susan Hauser - 2 yr Janet Haldeman - 2 yr
Lynn Luft - 3 yr Norm Pritchett - 1 yr.
A bill list dated Mary 20th numbering 3576-3605 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board.
With no further business it was moved and passed that the meeting adjourn at 10:30pm