June 17, 2002
The Board of Supervisors of Pennsbury Township held a regular meeting on Monday,
June 17, 2002. Present were Messrs. Holloway, Reynolds, Patten, Mrs. Ralph and Ms.
Howley. The minutes were approved as submitted.
SECCRA Rep Bud Moore submitted a check in the amount of $3540 representing the
balance of the per capita contribution. The township also has a 40 ton credit for refuse
disposal with SECCRA which can be used for township cleanups.
Township Manager Kathy Howley reported the following:
A grant application for park facilities was submitted to the County. Grants will be awarded sometime in September/October. The township will also submit application to the state for funds.
Ms. Leborn sent copies of bills for fencing on her property as a result of the Rt.
926 project. The township agreed to reimburse her $1200 to raise the height of
her fence along Rt. 926. Mr. Patten will arrange for her to sign off on this portion
of the agreement.
Roadmaster Dave Allen reported the following:
1. Asphalt Industries will start road work later this week. Road crew have finished bank mowing and are working in the park.
Final inspection of the Rt. 926 project will be June 24th. Larry Anderson will attend this meeting.
Met with PECO last week regarding power outages at Rts. 926 & 52. They have
replaced some lines and upgraded transformers.
Code Enforcement Officer Rusty Drumheller reported the following:
Talked to BOCA regarding the reviews on the Chadds Ford Elem. School and they are almost complete. Structural review is lacking and needs to be addressed. Have issued a temporary 30 days permit to start work. Have met with a company that will do inspections for the township. Their rate is $500/wk for the duration of the job which will last 18 months. The Board approved the hiring of the agency but asked Mr. Patten to go over the contract before signing.
Investigated a complaint from Mr. Wysocki on East Pennsbury Way regarding cars and mulch being stored on the roadway. A similar complaint was received regarding numerous cars being parked on the Bowersox property off of Brintons Bridge Road. Rusty will issue letters advising owners to clean up the properties.
Crosslands escrow and land development agreement was approved by the Board and will be signed when we get it back from the bank.
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Courts at Longwood - a memo was received from Joe Orsatti advising the township the landscaping has been completed according to Margot Taylor's letter. Lot 7 is minus a tree and this will be taken care of. Ms. Howley was told the payment to the landscaper should come out of the developer's escrow funds. This request should come from the developer. Mr. Harrison submitted a bill in the amount of $1270 for the replacement of two trees. Mr. Patten will seek payment through the escrow funds.
The zoning hearing board rendered a favorable decision for the Steger-Gowie
property based on what the Planning Commission submitted to them. Although
the size of the building is still an issue, the Board had nothing further to say
about the decision.
Mr. Patten has not heard back from Ms. Duke's attorney regarding the work she wants
done at the entrance to her property off Rt. 1.
A draft of an amendment to the landscaping ordinance was reviewed by the Board. It
was noted that the ordinance still has to be worked on but this is an interim measure to
solve an immediate problem. Mr. Patten will advertise for the adoption of the
The township received a letter from George Brutscher representing the YMCA
regarding the Johnson property. The "Y" has decided to sell the property to a
developer and will not give the township a first right of refusal. The Board advised Mr.
Patten to write the "Y" offering to buy the property at the same terms and conditions
they bought it from the Johnsons with the knowledge that the township will fulfill the
wishes of the Johnsons by keeping it in open space.
Larry Anderson reported Anne Walters put together a landscaping plan for tree
replacement on the Rt. 926 project. 24 trees are being proposed, sycamore, oak and
maple, 3-3 " caliber, 14 ft tall. Cost is $500/tree which includes planting. Total cost
is $12,000. Jeff Berlin owes the township trees from the Milton Mendenhall project and
he may wish to do this job instead of giving us the money to finish it. Larry will follow
up with Matt Houtmann and Jeff Berlin. Trees will be planted in the Fall.
Dawson Easement was signed by the Board and Land Trust. Mr. Patten will record it
with the deed. Title insurance and recording will cost $711.75.
The Regional Planning Commission resolution accepting the traffic study and implementing the regional comprehensive plan was signed by the Board.
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A bill list dated June 17th numbering 3630-3661 was submitted and approved for
payment by the board.
With no further business the meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.