June 3, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
June 3, 2002. Messrs Holloway, Patten, MaryAnna Ralph and Kathy Howley were
present and the minutes approved as submitted.
Brandywine Battlefield National Landmark - Kathy Wandersee and Susan Hauser
were present to discuss the proposed signage for the landmark areas. The task force
has received a grant for the design and erecting of landmark signs throughout the
battlefield area. They propose two tertiary signs in our township, one on Hillendale
Road and the other on Route 100 before the twin bridges. The gateway signs will be in
by September 11th. Pictures of the signs were given to the Board and the Board
agreed that the township road crew would put them in without charge. The women
thanked the Board for their time and will proceed with the purchase of these signs.
Karen Wood and George Asimos Jr were present to give the Board an update on
their discussions with Steger-Gowie in light of the fact that they will continue with the
zoning hearing board meeting on June 5th. They reported that the majority of members
voted to stay neutral at the hearing since they have negotiated several issues with the
applicant: architectural review, limit the occupancy of the building to 31 people (this
restriction will go with the land) and come under the heading of 3.5 spaces per 1000 in
our ordinance for parking spaces. A detailed list of conditions will be presented to the
zoning hearing board for the record. Ms. Howley voiced her concern about the size of
the building. Presently it is a 2400 sf building which is being expanded to 9400 sf. All
of the building envelop will be used for this expansion and all parking is proposed for
outside the building envelop. Other members of the Planning Commission have the
same concern but feel it is too late to bring this issue to the table.
Township Engineer Matt Houtmann reported the following:
Crosslands - a letter was received from Phil DeBaun regarding the future financing of a traffic light on 926 and Crosslands Drive. Mr. DeBaun stated that if this would happen in the future, the Crosslands Board would handle it in the same manner as they did with the light on Rt 1 at Kendal entrance. Mr. Pickle asked if site work could begin without a permit being issued. The Board agreed that the developer's agreement and escrows should be in place before site work is started. Chester Co. Conservation District must also be notified. The plans have been signed and recorded.
Courts at Longwood - Mr. Patten wrote a letter to S&S asking them to provide
replacement trees for lot 12 which seemed to be overlooked in the count. Ms.
Howley reported that Joe Orsatti stated he would be starting landscaping work
there and getting with Margot Taylor for tree counts this week.
June 3, 2002
Judy Duke - wrote a letter to the township regarding the problem with the
roadbed on Route 1 near Sunny Ridge Lane and Joshua Way. Mr. Patten
reported that he did talked to her attorney and she will drop her case on right of
way purchase with the township if this situation is corrected. Mr. Patten will get
this in writing and Mr. Houtmann will talk to Jeff Berlin about correcting this
Rusty Drumheller reported he had issued 5 building and zoning permits during May.
He will be meeting with two inspection agencies next week regarding the renovations
at the Chadds Ford Elementary school. He issued another citation for maintenance on
the Hamorton Woods property and is awaiting to hear from Anne Walters for the Stott
Emergency Management Coordinator Reese Reynolds reported that they have been
interviewing people for various positions and will be working on updating the plan for
Mr. Asimos thanked the Board for a job well done on the Parkersville Road and 926
project. This is a great improvement in safety at this intersection.
Ms. Howley reported Jay March owes the township $700 in engineering fees which he
has not paid. Mr. Patten asked for copies of the bills and he will pursue payment.
It was agreed to obtain title insurance for the Dawson Mill property. Mr. Patten will
follow up. The Board also asked Mr. Patten to call Mr. Brutscher and ask for a status
on the "Y" property.
A bill list dated June 3rd numbering 3606-3629 was submitted and approved for
payment by the Board. With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.